Payson from Joy
A Reminder that Beauty Comes from Pain
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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My dear friends Jesse and Brianne Olson e-mailed me a picture of their daughter this morning. She’s beautiful of course, and strong and smart just like her parents and her name is Payson. What got me all choked up, though, was her name. I knew immediately where the name came from. I was there when […]

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Leaders Lead People Through the Fear
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I received an email last night from a courageous friend named Paul. He’s one of those tough guys but his toughness isn’t covering anything. He’s tough on the outside and tough on the inside, too. What I mean by tough on the outside is he’s actually training to run one-hundred miles in a single go […]

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The Best Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I’ve a shelf at home devoted to books about writing. I’d say I might even have two shelves devoted to those books now. I’ve read most of them and some are better than others. But the best writing advice I’ve ever received didn’t come from a book. It actually occurred to me one morning when […]

How to Share Bad News
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I’ll echo the many leaders who have praised the grace under pressure Bill Hybels showed at The Global Leadership Summit at Willow Creek. As many of you know, Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks canceled his speaking appearance due to an online petition from the homosexual community threatening to boycott Starbucks should Schultz speak at the […]

Chris Seay on Story and Living with Conviction
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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My friend Chris Seay gave a TED Talk recently in Houston and knocked it out of the park. He talks about one of my favorite subjects: Story. And few people are living a better story than Chris himself. Worth the contemplation. Thanks Chris!

Facing Your Fears to Live Your Dreams
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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We don’t normally face our fears willingly. Usually, God has to woo us into the desert. We are either chasing love or some other desire, and we find ourselves in the midst of a situation in which we have very little control. And when we lose control, we go into a mild form of trauma. […]

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A Good Reason to Get Real
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I’m reading Richard Rohr’s book Everything Belongs right now and when I came to a passage about using humility to get ahead, I unfortunately identified. Rohr talks about using the language of descent to make an ascent. That is, using the language of humility or spirituality to fit in or be accepted in a given […]

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Customer Service at the Highest Level? Simply Amazing!
By Donald Miller
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Be Secretly Incredible
By Donald Miller
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How to Tell a Better Story
By Donald Miller
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STOP BEING MOTIVATED BY GUILT
By Donald Miller
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