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Why I’m a Halloween Person
Shauna Niequist
By Shauna Niequist
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Our son Henry is eight, and he is all imagination. For most of his life, he’s been wearing costumes everywhere he goes—capes, masks, gloves, imaginary jet boots, power rings. We almost don’t notice it anymore. He loves Halloween, and a couple years ago he asked a few times if we could have decorations. We told him we’re not really decoration people. We hoped he’d forget about it.

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5 Habits of a Successful Celebrator
Amena Brown Owen
By Amena Brown Owen
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It didn’t matter to my mom and sister whether or not I had a future as an athlete, or if I knew the difference between hopscotch and the long jump. They were there because they loved me and because as much as possible they wanted to never see the bleachers of my life empty of their support. I come from a family of celebrators and I hope to celebrate others in the many ways they’ve celebrated me.

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Are You Willing to Get Divorced?
Allison Vesterfelt
By Allison Vesterfelt
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What that person was trying to say (I think) was, “treat your spouse, and your marriage, like there are no guarantees, like relationships are fragile and like this whole thing could come to an end.” I think they were saying, “If you want your marriage to stay together, you have to acknowledge the fact that this could all fall apart.”

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Is a Balanced View Possible on Amendment 1 in Tennessee?
By Donald Miller
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How I Used Twitter to Write a Book
By Donald Miller
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Pay Closer Attention to Your Tongue
By Sarah Dubbeldam
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Two Resolutions for Being Productive
By Donald Miller
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Making Choices When You Don’t Know What’s Next
By Cadence Turpin
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Why You’re More Successful Than You Think
By Scott McClellan
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Your Growth May Threaten Others, Grow Anyway
By Donald Miller
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What Do You Need to Hand Over So You Can Heal?
By Dean Nelson
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