How One Woman Created a Community Out of a Neighborhood
Shauna Niequist
By Shauna Niequist

My friend Sarah and I worked at a summer camp together about a hundred years ago, and we reconnect whenever I’m in Texas. I spent a weekend in Dallas in December, and Sarah invited me over for lunch with a few friends. She told me that every year she chooses a theme word, and that her word for 2012 was COMMUNITY.

She decided that instead of talking about community in some vague but well-intentioned way, her specific goal would be to gather 500 people around her table in 2012, one meal at a time.

She asked her dad to build a table in her backyard. It’s a gorgeous outdoor cedar dining table with…

What Gets Lost When We Fail to Live a Good Story
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

Every leader invites people into a story.

Thomas Jefferson invited the country into a story about democracy. Rosa Parks invited the country into a story about racial equality. Billy Graham invited the world into a story about eternity.

Could it be you were designed to live a great story, too? This is an important question because lives hang in the balance. What if the story burning inside you, if lived, could dramatically influence the lives of others? And what if that story could bring light into an otherwise dark world?

“Sunday Morning Music – Flying Lotus” by Leagues
By Leagues

We’re changing the way we approach our Sunday Morning Music posts. For the next several months, these posts will be authored by artists so you can get a glimpse into what inspires them. We hope you enjoy today’s post from our friends, Leagues.