Great Kids Have Parents Who Seem To Do This Well
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

I’ve been working on some material for Father’s Day this week. Perhaps a little early, but it’s had me thinking about the many great dads I’ve seen in the world. And I’ve seen plenty. My friend Paul Young (who wrote The Shack) has an unbelievable family of terrific kids. My dear friend John MacMurray back in Oregon is one of the greatest dads I’ve seen.

But I’ve also noticed some kids who are really messed up. Often, these kids come from great families with lots of money, and even families with parents who are Christian leaders.

Secretly (until now), I’ve noticed a common theme amongst well-adjusted kids [...]

For Every Evil Act, There are a Thousand Acts of Kindness – No Need for Cynicism
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

After the terrible attacks that took place at the Boston Marathon on Monday, we’d be tempted to think the world is a terrible place. And in some ways, it is. But what we don’t often consider at times like this is how many good people there are surrounding the bad.

From the destruction we’ve heard stories of marathon participants running past the finish line to local hospitals where they donated blood. Another man was caught on video rushing toward the explosions and ripping off his belt to create a tourniquet for a wounded victim. One reporter told the story of a man who was rushing in and out of the danger zone, carrying people a hundred yards to [...]

When You Feel Behind, Just Remember, We Aren’t Competing Against Each Other
Mike Foster
By Mike Foster

I love living in San Diego.

The weather is – well, you know – incredible and the fish tacos are to die for. I love that we don’t take things too seriously around here and that I actually get to live twenty minutes away from Bob Goff. (How great is that?)

But, despite the great weather and delicious cuisine, there is one small thing that bothers me about living on the West Coast [...]

Reflections on Brennan Manning’s Wrestling Match With God
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

“Once there was a tree and she loved a little boy…” is how Silverstein begins his beautiful children’s book. What a terrific first line. What a terrific book.

The little boy and the tree play together, make crowns from leaves and play hide and go seek. The boy loved the tree and so the tree was happy.

But as time went by and the boy grew older and became [...]

Sunday Morning Sermon – Phil Robertson on His Relationship with Jesus
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

Phil Robertson, a character on the reality series Duck Dynasty, talks about his relationship with Jesus [...]

Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best Viral Videos We Found This Week
Tim Schurrer
By Tim Schurrer

The majority of you loved the in-laws video last week, making that our winner.

What about this week? [...]

The Only Thing More Important Than What You Say Is How You Say It
Dr. Henry Cloud
By Dr. Henry Cloud

Sometimes we have no idea what a simple prescription can do. The doctor tells you, “Just take this pill, and magic will happen.” You do it, and you get well. Things change … very simple.

Here is a simple prescription that I wanted to share with you: in whatever situation you find yourself, whether at work or in your personal life, something to focus on with all diligence is “tone.” Your “tone” is the way that you talk to someone, especially when they are doing something wrong, or not doing something that you want. We all have a tendency at some level to get aggravated and amped up a bit, depending on how much we are hurt, frustrated, or afraid. But, the kicker is this: the more our tone is negative towards someone, or angry, or escalated, the less chance we have of getting the outcome we desire.

The reason is when we are angry or negative, it causes [...]

What Happens When You Risk it All to Live by Faith?
By Donald Miller
A New Approach to the Table
By Shauna Niequist
An Incredible Reminder of How Short Life Really Is
By Donald Miller
How to Get Along with an Introvert
By Donald Miller