How to Find Rest in Jesus. Right. Freaking. Now!
Jena Nardella
By Jena Nardella

Does the term Zerrissenheit mean anything to you? It sounds like the cousin of gazuntheit, but its meaning is quite different than an exclamation after a sneeze. The German term is loosely translated to mean torn-to-pieces-hood. Hurry, distraction, worry and pre-occupation are all expressions of the Zerrissenheit lifestyle. It’s one that I am quite familiar with, though, not proudly. Amidst the rush of trying to serve our friends in Africa with access to safe water and HIV/AIDS care for the last eight years, I have let the health of my own life deteriorate. The rotten fruits I have been producing are exhaustion, fear, jealousy and anxiety, things we all agree make up a lousy story.

On MySubplot.com, I committed to practicing the spiritual discipline of Rest. I am a month into my sabbatical, and am just now

The Best Way to Implode Your Leadership
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

A couple weeks ago Mike Leach, the head coach of Washington State’s football team was in hot water again. His star wide receiver left the team claiming that Leach and his staff used tactics of humiliation and intimidation to gain control of their players. This wasn’t the first complaint against Leach. Only a few years ago he was fired from Texas Tech for allegedly locking a player in a closet. In leaving Texas Tech, Leach simply called that player a wimp.

It’s doubtful coach Leach will last long at Washington State. Both the school and the PAC12 are investigating his tactics now. Regardless, he can’t seem to keep his emotions in check. But his failures bring up another issue…

Sunday Morning Music, Hunter Hayes
Tim Schurrer
By Tim Schurrer

Living in Nashville has a way of turning non-country music listeners into country music lovers. It has taken me four years, but I think I finally get it now. Hunter Hayes is the first country artist I’ve become a…