How I Learned God Cares About My Fear
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

About once each day my dog Lucy runs into the back bedroom and cowers behind the pillows on my bed. It happens when I cook dinner, right about the time I make some noise grabbing a pot from the pile of cook-wear under the counter. You see, when I cook, Lucy thinks something bad is going to happen.

Why? The reason ticks me off, actually. It’s because…

How I Found Happiness In An Unexpected Place
Justin Zoradi
By Justin Zoradi

It was one of those days where everything sucks.

Portland had hit freezing temperatures all week. I had to scrape ice off my windshield while trying to warm up with reheated, 3 day-old coffee. The holiday season had barely begun and already, I’d been hit with a tidal wave of work and stress.

Now in my car, I was driving and beyond pissed. Anxiety, fear, fatigue, hunger.

How Competition Made Me Less Successful
Joshua Becker
By Joshua Becker

Less competition. More encouragement.

I have, unfortunately, viewed most of my life through the lens of competition.

I could blame it on growing up with a twin brother who is 6 inches taller and 40 pounds heavier with much broader shoulders. I could blame it on my love for sports or board games. I could blame it on countless plot lines and movies that stacked one side versus the other and glamorized the victor. But most likely, competition is just the default position of my heart.