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How to Find Rest in Jesus. Right. Freaking. Now!
Jena Nardella
By Jena Nardella
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Does the term Zerrissenheit mean anything to you? It sounds like the cousin of gazuntheit, but its meaning is quite different than an exclamation after a sneeze. The German term is loosely translated to mean torn-to-pieces-hood. Hurry, distraction, worry and pre-occupation are all expressions of the Zerrissenheit lifestyle. It’s one that I am quite familiar with, though, not proudly. Amidst the rush of trying to serve our friends in Africa with access to safe water and HIV/AIDS care for the last eight years, I have let the health of my own life deteriorate. The rotten fruits I have been producing are exhaustion, fear, jealousy and anxiety, things we all agree make up a lousy story.

On MySubplot.com, I committed to practicing the spiritual discipline of Rest. I am a month into my sabbatical, and am just now

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The Best Way to Implode Your Leadership
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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A couple weeks ago Mike Leach, the head coach of Washington State’s football team was in hot water again. His star wide receiver left the team claiming that Leach and his staff used tactics of humiliation and intimidation to gain control of their players. This wasn’t the first complaint against Leach. Only a few years ago he was fired from Texas Tech for allegedly locking a player in a closet. In leaving Texas Tech, Leach simply called that player a wimp.

It’s doubtful coach Leach will last long at Washington State. Both the school and the PAC12 are investigating his tactics now. Regardless, he can’t seem to keep his emotions in check. But his failures bring up another issue…

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Sunday Morning Music, Hunter Hayes
Tim Schurrer
By Tim Schurrer
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Living in Nashville has a way of turning non-country music listeners into country music lovers. It has taken me four years, but I think I finally get it now. Hunter Hayes is the first country artist I’ve become a…

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Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best Viral Videos We Found This Week
Tim Schurrer
By Tim Schurrer
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Good morning! I hope you enjoy our video selections this week.

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Got Twenty Minutes? Here’s The Entirety of Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving
Tim Schurrer
By Tim Schurrer
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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Storyline. May today be filled with rest.

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The Writing Mind: How to Find the Words
John Sowers
By John Sowers
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“I never exactly made a book. It was rather like taking dictation” -CS Lewis

The first place I go to write is not my Mac. Or my typewriter. Or the yellow-lined notepad. I go somewhere else entirely. And I’m not exactly sure how to get there.

Other authors go there too. Philip Yancey says he only finds this place after he’s been alone in a cabin for a week, without shaving. Bob Goff puts on his Indiana Jones hat and goes excavating for buried treasure. Anne LaMott calls it…

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4 Lessons From Lincoln – What We Can Learn From America’s Greatest President
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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There was no renewed interest in Abraham Lincoln at the release of Steven Speilberg’s new film because an American interest in Abraham Lincoln has never waned. Lincoln is considered by me and by many America’s greatest leader. Daniel Day Lewis plays the President so wonderfully in the new film that he certainly deserves an Oscar, as does the movie itself. Missing from the film, however, is Lincoln’s darker side, the sad Lincoln, the tortured Lincoln his own letters reveal. But this wasn’t so much the focus of Spielberg’s film. The director wanted to tell the story of the passing of the thirteenth amendment, and he does this quite well. In fact, I would argue this is less a film about Lincoln and more…

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The Painful Truth About the Situation in Israel
By Donald Miller
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Sunday Morning Music, Joshua James
By Tim Schurrer
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Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best Viral Videos We Found This Week
By Tim Schurrer
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If a Book Can be Judged by its Cover, Can a Person be Judged by Their Bookshelf?
By Joel J. Miller
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