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“Sunday Morning Music – Trashcan Sinatras”
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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When I was a kid, my friend Eric turned me on to the Trashcan Sinatras. They quickly became my band, mostly because of their insane talent and the fact nobody had heard of them. They were just kids when they first toured the United States. If I remember correctly,they couldn’t even drink beer in the pubs they played because they were too young.

Two things struck me about the band. The first was the incredible guitar work. They sounded like ten guys each with an acoustic, each playing a different part. In the day, techno and techno pop were the rage, and along comes [...]

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Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best Viral Videos We Found This Week
Tim Schurrer
By Tim Schurrer
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Mitchell’s story won the vote last week. How about this morning? Which of these is your favorite?

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This is What Forgiveness Looks Like
Justin Zoradi
By Justin Zoradi
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On May 20, 2012, 18 year-old Takunda Mavima was driving home from a party when he lost control and crashed his car into an off-ramp near Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Riding in the car were 17 year-old, Tim See, and 15 year-old, Krysta Howell. Both were killed in the accident. Takunda Mavima lived.

Mavima pleaded guilty to all charges and was [...]

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What a Relationship with Jesus Feels Like
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I got acquainted with Jesus just out of high school. I’d grown up attending church and loved going to church but it’s hard to say I really knew Jesus till much later. I’ll never forget it, actually. I was reading the Bible late one night and happened across a passage in the book of James. The text said faith without works was no faith at all. Very suddenly, that passage made complete sense to me. I knew very clearly, and quite mysteriously the way to know Jesus was to take action, was to follow Him and do things. I’d spent my entire childhood learning about Jesus, learning about right theology and even more about wrong theology but I’d never once taken action in following Him.

So, I did. I went outside and started walking down the street. I needed to physically take action, I’m not sure why. It didn’t make any sense, I just needed to move. I felt like God didn’t really care [...]

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“Almost Everything I Know About God I Learned by Doing, Not by Studying” by Bob Goff
Bob Goff
By Bob Goff
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I once listened to a Taylor Swift song called “Love Story” on a flight all the way from the East Coast to the West Coast. I had the song on repeat on my iPod for some reason and as soon as it finished, it would automatically start once again. If you want to know how many times I heard that song, divide 3 minutes and 55 seconds by North America. Even though I had heard the words sung over and over, you know what? I can’t remember more than a few isolated lyrics.

I remember that it’s about a guy named Romeo and I’m not quite sure who the girl is. I’m guessing it’s Taylor; but that’s just a guess. I think that they had to overcome some adversity because the girls’ dad wasn’t keen on young Romeo. As a dad, I can respect that. But at the end of the day, I remember [...]

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The Backlash of Creating a Perfect Image
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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There’s been some backlash, lately, to Anne Hathaway. I am mostly neutral on the pop-culture phenom. I don’t mind her as an actress. And nobody can fault her work ethic or her choice of roles. She is insanely ambitious and delivers. I think she deserved the Oscar a couple weeks back. Truly.

I also think people are a little mean, and some of that meanness comes from jealousy.

That said, the frustration isn’t without warrant. People get frustrated with her seemingly perfect exterior, her smiling responses and acceptance speeches. You get the sense she [...]

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How I Got Much Better at Communication
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I really like writing and speaking, but I’ve not always been good at it. I’ve usually been funny and interesting, but I’ve worked for the past fifteen years or so at honing my skills. I could share with you a list of things I’ve learned, but honestly, that list wouldn’t do you much good. Every speaker and writer is different.

So, instead, I’ll share with you one simple secret [...]

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“Sunday Morning Music – Madi Diaz” by Lindsay McCaul
By Lindsay McCaul
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Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best Viral Videos We Found This Week
By Tim Schurrer
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Why Comparing Yourself to Others Will Ruin You
By Justin Zoradi
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You Know You’re Codependent When…
By Donald Miller
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