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What We Can Learn From The White Flag Bandits
John Sowers
By John Sowers
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Last week, two white flags mysteriously appeared on the Brooklyn Bridge. NYC police and counter-terrorism units were disturbed by the “breach of security.” While this is true from their perspective, I like to think something more beautiful happened. I think whoever put up those white flags had a brilliant idea: Create a clear vision of peace.

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Are The People In Your Life Enough?
Andrea Lucado
By Andrea Lucado
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I have this bad habit. I like to plan out my day and keep a running mental list of all of the things I’m going to do. Then when I am doing task one, I start to think about task two. When I start task two, my mind wanders to task three. And so on […]

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Be Careful Where You Look For Glory
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Jesus said “I do not receive glory from people. I know that you do not have the love of God within you.” If there was ever a statement that invited trust, it’s this one. In a sense, Jesus is saying “I don’t need you to affirm me. I’m not looking to you for any kind of completion. Your association or disassociation do not affect me.” And from there He tells the truth about our condition, and the more wonderful truth about His grace and our own forgotten worth.

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Will Your Story Be One Of Awe Or Fear?
Cadence Turpin
By Cadence Turpin
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Last week I made the trek to visit my niece and nephews in Oregon. Piper, the oldest, turned 5 years old not too long ago and much like I was at her age, she’s fearless. One afternoon, we were playing the infamous airplane game, in which I lay on my back and balance Piper on my feet while she “flies.” I was holding onto her hands to keep her from losing balance and falling when she looked down at me and said, “Aunt Cadence, don’t hold my hand! I like scary things.”

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Why Creators Are Happier Than Consumers
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I’m no fan of the “there are only two kinds of people” idea but in the realm of being a creator or a consumer, I do believe each one of us leans toward one side or the other. I’ve blogged about it before, but it’s been awhile and I think I have a clearer view of what these poles suggest, and a much better understanding of how learning to live more as a creator and less as a consumer makes us more happy.

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You Don’t Need More Talent Or Time
Glennon Doyle Melton
By Glennon Doyle Melton
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Dear Glennon, I want to write, but I feel like I’m not special enough. Also, I have no talent or time. Still, I feel this yearning… YOU! YES! You are the one! Please write. The most important quality in a writer is her certainty that she is not special. We do not need more artists […]

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Are You Blinded By Your Own Certainty?
Dean Nelson
By Dean Nelson
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Just recently I had a dentist appointment, and was without a car. No problem, I thought to myself. I’ll just ride my bike. The dentist’s office is only about two miles from my house. But both tires of my bike were flat. Still not a big deal. I had time to walk. However, it was really hot outside, and by the time I got to the dentist, I was overheated, sweaty and, perhaps, a bit cranky.

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Does Talking About Your Work Keep You From Finishing It?
By Donald Miller
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Your Fears Are Making You Weak
By Jeff Shinabarger
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God Isn’t Only Good When You Say So
By Tyler Huckabee
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What Your Gut Feeling Is Actually Telling You
By Donald Miller
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