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What Happens When You Risk it All to Live by Faith?
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I’m big on vision. I believe people are more healthy when they are heading somewhere. One of the main questions I ask people is, “What do you want to do with your life?” If a person has a solid answer to that, I know they are more likely to be healthy. And if they don’t, I love to sit and dream with them about whatever it is that lights them up. Often, there’s healing in the simple act of dreaming.

So recently, I began to ask myself the same question. What do I want to do with my life? And my answer was very clear. I wanted to build a home fit for a family, a tree-house office out back, and an upscale barn that could house coaching sessions for teams along with house concerts for artists.

I can see it in my mind. I know what my [...]

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A New Approach to the Table
Shauna Niequist
By Shauna Niequist
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In the last couple years, I’ve found that many of the most sacred moments of my life have taken place around the table. Young or old, male or female, married or single, I think the table matters for all of us. And I think the table matters whether we’re talking about a formal dining room set with matching china or a beat-up coffee table in a first apartment. What matters isn’t the food or the table or the settings. What matters is that we create spaces to see and hear one another, to learn one another’s stories, not just the textable sound bytes.

I want you to tell someone you love them, and dinner’s at six. I want you to throw open your front door and welcome the people you love into the inevitable mess with hugs and laughter. I want you to light a burner on the stove, to chop and stir and season with love and abandon. Gather the people you love around your table and feed them with love and honesty and [...]

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An Incredible Reminder of How Short Life Really Is
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I’ve always been fascinated by that verse in the book of James that says our lives pass like a vapor. That’s a realization hard to internalize. I believe life is eternal, but I don’t believe we have a whole lot of time in this phase, the walk around on earth phase. I wish I could spend less time feeling the urgency of things that aren’t actually urgent and more time exchanging meaning with those people and causes that matter.

The Bible also speaks of the wisdom of numbering our days.

I’m just back from a beautiful wedding in Southern California. What I love about weddings and funerals is they remind us, in very different ways, about [...]

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How to Get Along with an Introvert
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Just started reading Susan Cain’s book Quiet, for which I am thankful. Cain is a terrific writer and her book is already gaining acclaim for explaining to about 60% of the world how the other 40% live. That is, Cain explains to extroverts what these quiet, I don’t want to go out tonight, introverts are really thinking.

I’m an introvert. I can spend a month alone in a cabin (and have, many times) and never even dream of getting lonely. In fact, I recharge by being alone. That said, being alone for long periods of time isn’t healthy for me and when I do it I get a little strange. When I reenter civilization I have trouble engaging in conversations without beginning to daydream and it takes practice to get my mind to cooperate with the unspoken rules of society [...]

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“Sunday Morning Music – Bruce Springsteen” by Griffin House
Griffin House
By Griffin House
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We’ve changed the way we approach our Sunday Morning Music posts. For the past few months, these posts have been authored by artists so you could get a glimpse into what inspires them. We hope you enjoy today’s post from our friend, Griffin House.

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Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best Viral Videos We Found This Week
Tim Schurrer
By Tim Schurrer
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Last week, the string duo playing “Let it Be” took the majority vote.

Which of these is your favorite this week? [...]

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Is Busy-ness a Drug?
Shauna Niequist
By Shauna Niequist
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Busy is both my drug and my defense. By that I mean that I use busy-ness to make me feel numb and safe, the way you use a drug, and I use busy-ness as a way of explaining all the things I dropped, didn’t do well, couldn’t pull together, as a defense.

And I’m telling you this because I want to stop. I want to drop the drug and the defense, one from each hand, letting them fall with heavy thunks, and I want to live a new way.

I know it’s not all or nothing, or all at once. In the same way that most married couples have like the same three fights over and over throughout their life together, I think each person has two or three issues that rear their heads over and over, and that those issues spike especially when the stress level gets a little bit elevated for whatever reason [...]

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Why I Now Like George W. Bush
By Donald Miller
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Talking It All Out – How to Get Past Hurt Feelings
By Susan Isaacs
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Thoughts on the Unfollow Generation
By Donald Miller
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Why Most Twenty Somethings are Delusional
By Donald Miller
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