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2 Solutions I’ve Found for Productivity
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I meet writers all the time who have talent. They can turn a phrase and reel the reader in. Their use of words is almost magical.

And yet, as the years go by, they fail to produce.

What’s the problem? I know it well, because I deal with it myself. You can think of it as a two-fold nemesis.

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Why “Taking a Loss” is Often a Great Career and Life Move
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Not long ago Betsy and I were watching an NFL game and cringed as a rookie quarterback made one mistake after another. We really liked the guy and hoped beyond hope he’d have a great outing. To be fair, he had a terrible offensive line that couldn’t protect him and he was constantly being roughed up or sacked. After two and a half quarters of not being able to get anything done, he began to do what a lot of us do in those situations, he began to try to make too much happen. And as such, he threw the ball into traffic or attempted to save a few yards by acting like a running back. The result, an interception and a fumble.

One of the marks of a really great quarterback is they know when to lose the battle in order to win the war.

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Sunday Morning Sermon — Pope Francis Deals with a “Distraction”
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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This weeks Sunday Morning Sermon comes from Pope Francis, but it’s not so much what he says in this video as what he does. When a child climbs up onto the stage to be near him, Pope Francis does little to shoo him away. In fact, as staff try to get the kid to come down, Francis pats his head and goes on with his sermon. It’s really a beautiful picture of Christ’s willingness to put off His “agenda” to interact with us. But of course that’s not how it should be said, as we are His agenda.

Recently I’ve been spending a lot of time with dear friends who’ve adopted a 15-month old child. She’s beautiful and fun and full of life. And she loves attention. She is constantly asking the world if they notice her, if they want to play with her and whether she’s worth it. And of course she is. And she’s told that both in word and action all day. Her parents are setting a foundation […]