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Finding Your Keystone Habit: The First Step to Sustainable Change
John Sowers
By John Sowers
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“We first make our habits, then our habits make us.” -Poet John Dryden

I heard a story about a man named Eugene Pauly – E.P. Because of permanent brain damage, E.P. has no short-term memory. He doesn’t know where his own kitchen is. When you ask him, he just shrugs. But twenty minutes later, he gets off the couch and gets a drink from the refrigerator. He can’t explain it. E.P. takes a daily walk around the neighborhood – and when asked which house is his, he doesn’t know. However, when he gets to his driveway, he always finds the right house and goes inside.

Why? According to research from Duke University, more than 40% of our…

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Lost in the Low Lands? Here’s Some Motivation to Look at Life Differently
Al Andrews
By Al Andrews
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I have always loved a perch, a high place from which to look out at the world.

The earliest perch I remember was the top bunk of a bed my father made for me. There I could watch for imagined bad guys and from my vantage point, keep myself and my small herd of stuffed animals safe from harm. And then one summer, after watching the movie Swiss Family Robinson, my dad built a tree house for my sister and me. Nestled high in the branches of a walnut tree with its small porch overlooking our farm, it too was a place to keep watch.

In my teens, my roost was at the crest of a small mountain in my hometown of Montreat, North Carolina. There, hidden in the crevasse between two boulders, I could observe the…

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What is the Real Problem in the World? Is it You or Them?
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Years ago I wrote a popular essay about how I discovered that I am the real problem in the world. It was a major epiphany for me. The problem was within me and within you, too. My essay went on to discuss a theological understanding of the idea, namely we are all fallen creatures, desperate to be reunited with our maker.

Years later I met Tom Shadyac and was delighted to find he’d taken a philosophical treatment of this realization far, and had even turned it into a film. Tom has his own faith and it…

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How My Faith Has Changed Since “Blue Like Jazz”
By Donald Miller
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“Sunday Morning Music, My Brightest Diamond” by Sandra McCracken
By Sandra McCracken
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Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best Viral Videos We Found This Week
By Tim Schurrer
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Don’t Follow Your Passion, Follow Your Time
By Justin Zoradi
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The Beauty That is Born in Death, A Story About Redemption in Suffering
By Jeff Goins
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How Does Willpower Really Work?
By Donald Miller
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Do You Believe You Are Good at Relationships? The Question Matters.
By Donald Miller
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4 Reasons New Years Resolutions Don’t Work and How to Make Next Year Great!
By Donald Miller
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