How A Homeless Man Taught Me About Heaven
Al Andrews
By Al Andrews

Not long ago, a good friend of mine called me. A friend of his had gotten into trouble, and was now in a halfway house in Nashville. He asked if I would visit him, and maybe take him a toothbrush and some underwear. I agreed and made my way there one evening.

When I got there, I sat with my friend’s friend on the back deck of the halfway house and talked about how he ended up there. As we talked, another man came out on the deck, lighting up his cigarette as he sat down. There was a weathered look about him. He had dark, leathery skin, and looked like he had endured the sun, the rain, and the wind for long, long time. I couldn’t tell how old he was, but I was sure that he was younger than he looked.

How I’ve Taught People To Treat Me Differently
Allison Vesterfelt
By Allison Vesterfelt

I’ve heard it said that you can teach people how to treat you, but until recently I never really understood how that worked. One day it hit me. I used to be a teacher. In fact, I have a graduate degree in education. I taught middle school and high school for a few years. If I wanted to teach people to treat me differently, I had all the strategy I needed.

How do you teach people how to treat you differently? The same way you teach anybody, anything.

Why The Storyline Conference is “Pay What You Want”
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

I’ll admit I’m not one to believe I’m hearing from God very often, at least not in a specific sense. But there have been a few times when I’ve felt an urge or “call” from God to move a certain direction. Usually, whatever it is, feels a bit crazy.

Last year, while we were considering raising prices for the storyline conference, i felt like God was telling me to make the conference accessible to more, not less people by allowing people to pay what they wanted.