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What Makes a Happy Life?
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Last year I had the privilege of spending a few days with Tom Shadyac, who radically convicted me about how I live. Tom was (and is) an acclaimed Hollywood director (Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty) but hurt his head in a bike accident and suffered painful headaches for months. While suffering, he questioned what he was doing with his life. He claimed his life was largely about acquiring things. He realized that while he wasn’t really unhappy, he wasn’t exactly happy, either. So he made some changes.

Tom made a decision to get rid of his house, to stop flying private, and to live generously, focussing on relationships. He moved into a double wide trailer. He pretty much only…

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Where Are You Going?
Susan Isaacs
By Susan Isaacs
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This past June I attended Don’s Storyline Conference in Santa Barbara. I knew it was going to be inspiring. I didn’t it was going to kick me in the posterior.

I’ve accomplished a few things in my life. I’ve acted in movies and TV. I’ve gotten one book published. I’m long overdue for getting another book out into the world. But something has stopped me from…

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Are Black-and-White Narratives Manipulative?
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Last year I was watching an interview with a foreign diplomat and found myself sucked into his perspective. His people were good people, he claimed, and they were being attacked by bad people. They were being attacked by a culture that didn’t love their children, were evil, a people who deserved to die. His military was operating in self defense as they attacked their enemies.

I can’t tell you how captivating the narrative was.

But doing a little research revealed the leader was more than a little biased. The truth is he was…