Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best of the Internet This Week
Darrell Vesterfelt
By Darrell Vesterfelt

On the weekend we pour a little more cereal in your bowl. We hope you enjoy some reading from our regular contributors, some viral videos and other great finds from the internet. This is what we loved this week. Share your favorite articles and videos in the comments below.

One Thing Parents Can Do to Change Their Children’s Lives
Darrell Vesterfelt
By Darrell Vesterfelt

It was one of those moments that moves in slow motion when you think back on it. My parents were sitting on the brown love seat in our living room. They turned off the TV and asked us to sit down. 

“We are sorry”, were the first words out of their mouth.

My eyes met my brother’s, and then we looked back at my mom and dad. They continued to explain they were sorry for holding such strong and legalistic views on alcohol. Their extreme views were unhealthy, they said, and were isolating them from people they cared about, including family members who weren’t Christians. 

A Healthier Way to View Rejection
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

While shooting Blue Like Jazz we watched hours and hours of auditions. There are four major parts in the film, and many more minor roles. For each role, hundreds may have inquired, and dozens or more sat down to film a reading. I admit the process was fun. Steve would send me his final list with links to the auditions, and I would chime in on the actors that best fit the parts. And I learned something invaluable about life while doing so. I learned that life is about finding the right role for you, and that being “rejected” for a part often has little to do with talent. I don’t remember seeing a single audition in which the actor or actress wasn’t exceptionally talented.