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The Difference Between an Artist and an Entertainer
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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There are, of course, many differences between an artist and an entertainer, and both words invite subjectivity.

Here’s one from my perspective:

An artist is bold, telling, and levels a clear path. Their canvas is the world and the brush with which they paint on the world is their song or their poem or their painting. They are making the world new and different with their work. An artist knows how they want the world to look, or more likely, they feel a new world inside them they’re trying to make into a reality. An artist is like a prophet in that way.

An entertainer, however, is worried about [...]

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Want to Change Lives? The Most Important Part is to Just Show Up
John Sowers
By John Sowers
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I was six when I first met Tom.

Before Tom, the only man I was around was my little league baseball coach. Coach Castle drove an old beater Jeep Cherokee. It had wood paneling and smelled like stale pipe smoke. Sometimes after practice, Coach Castle drove us to Terri’s Hot Dog Stand and bought us fried cherry pies. Coach didn’t talk much. So I just watched him. Squinting. Like I was looking at a lunar eclipse. Men were an anomaly. They rarely came around. Men were elusive creatures, like Snuffleupagus from Sesame Street.

Tom came to our door with a crooked smile and a busty mustache, back when they were cool. I wasn’t sure what to think of him. But the first time we hung out, Tom took me to Baskin Robins and bought me a double scoop of chocolate. I remember it dripping down my fingers onto the table. But it didn’t matter – I had a new friend [...]

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Who I Picture as a Reader When I Write
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I heard some advice for writers once saying we should picture a reader as we write. Some writers have even gone so far as to put a picture of their spouse or their grandmother atop their computers.

I picture God as I write. And here’s why: I am convinced He’s perfectly fine with my senseless ramblings. Of course He gets mad when I cuss or become selfish, but other than that He likes hearing my stories and my opinions and He loves who I am. After all, He had an integral part of bringing me into the world, and an integral part of giving me a mind and a mouth and fingers to tap a keyboard [...]

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10 Guaranteed Best Sellers I’ll Never Write
By Donald Miller
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Has Storyline Impacted You?
By Donald Miller
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“Sunday Morning Music – The Staves” by GRO
By Green River Ordinance
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Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best Viral Videos We Found This Week
By Tim Schurrer
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Lent is Not a Self-Help Program
By Susan Isaacs
3
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How to Change a Habit – New Discoveries
By Donald Miller
3
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The Benefits of Turning the Other Cheek
By Donald Miller
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What Are the Unforgivable Sins of the False Gods?
By Donald Miller
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