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A Surprising Way to Become More Generous
Allison Vesterfelt
By Allison Vesterfelt
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I used to think I was a generous person. Then, I met my husband.

At our wedding, his best friend pulled me aside and told me a few things he thought I should know about Darrell before we were married. One of them was, “He will give anything to anyone. He’ll give the shirt off his back. He is the most generous person you will ever meet.”

Sure enough, in our first [...]

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What Makes This Paragraph so Great?
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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When I first started writing I made the mistake of thinking I should be descriptive. I’d envision every scene and describe things, the trees as tall as flag poles, the wind coming across the field like music and all that flowery like this and like that. But in truth, many of the great writers don’t describe much at all. It’s true you’ll read Fitzgerald or Steinbeck and feel like you are in the scene, but when you take a second look at the description, there isn’t a whole lot there.

Instead of adjectives, great writers often use verbs. Their characters do, and they are always doing. In this example from Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes, a Mother and Father have recently [...]

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Are You Willing to Admit You Are a Liability to the Project You Started?
Jena Nardella
By Jena Nardella
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Most founders don’t want to talk about it. Many founders aren’t even aware of it. But all founders will be susceptible to it at some point in time. It is a condition that has been appropriately, though somewhat painfully termed, Founder’s Syndrome. It is a difficult condition for all involved parties, especially if everyone but the founder knows that it exists.

I am a Founder’s Syndrome survivor. I have fought internal and external battles to ensure that I overcome it. It is not a favorable condition, and it is not an easy one to admit having, nor to be cured of. 

I don’t have children, but I have birthed a vision into the world to empower communities to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa. Since the age of 21, I have poured everything, and I mean everything, that I had into ensuring that the vision could become a reality. It was a 24/7 kind of job that [...]

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Why I Don’t Bother Getting my Inbox to Zero, and Why I’d Lose Out if I Did
By Donald Miller
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Sunday Morning Sermon – G.K. Chesterton Introduces Rudyard Kipling
By Donald Miller
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Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best Viral Videos We Found This Week
By Tim Schurrer
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Change Someone’s Life – Provide a Mentor
By John Sowers
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What Happens When You Decide to Care
By Dean Nelson
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The Question That Changed Everything for Me
By Allison Vesterfelt
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How to Avoid a People Hangover
By Donald Miller
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2 Things I Do That Increase My Creative Output the Most
By Donald Miller
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