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The Importance of Showing Up in Small Ways
John Sowers
By John Sowers
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When someone shows up for us, they echo the divine promise that says, “I am with you.”

This is the Great Promise—that although we screwed up and made a universal muck of things—God fights to be with us. He shows up in the runny mess of life, in the stacks of late bills, in the car wrecks and the inevitable tears of loss.

This changes everything. We don’t have to be talented. We don’t have to know the latest bands, newest haircuts or fashion tides. We can slow down, turn off our phones, see the person right in front of us and be fully present.

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Why Jesus Asks Us to Be More Trusting
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I often do not trust people. In the world of Facebook and Twitter where you can get criticized on the hour, distrust is easy to build. But the truth is, people are much more kind than we’d assume. Awhile back I went to the local playground to walk my dog. It’s normally empty and Lucy loves to run around and chase a ball in the small, fenced area. On this particular day, though, a bunch of kids came walking up, loudly shouting, laughing and just goofing off. My first response was to get out of there.

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What People Will Remember About You
Scott McClellan
By Scott McClellan
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At Joe’s retirement partly, nobody focused on the things he accomplished in 18 years of faithful service. Do you know what they talked about? Do you know what they remembered? They remembered that he was always kind to them in a thousand small ways, hidden from the view of the crowd.

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How I Learned to Not Be Overwhelmed
By Donald Miller
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One Way to Keep Jealousy from Stealing Your Joy
By Andrea Lucado
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Who You Should Date After a Hard Break Up
By Al Andrews
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Do You Believe You’re Good at Relationships?
By Donald Miller
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Why I’m a Halloween Person
By Shauna Niequist
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5 Habits of a Successful Celebrator
By Amena Brown Owen
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Are You Willing to Get Divorced?
By Allison Vesterfelt
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Is a Balanced View Possible on Amendment 1 in Tennessee?
By Donald Miller
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