How To Know If You’re Setting Yourself Up For Failure
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

The first time I joined a gym the trainer worked me out until I nearly died. She put me on a machine and had me lift the weights in sets of ten, decreasing the weights each time, doing as many sets as it would take until I literally couldn’t lift an empty bar. She wanted me to know what a workout felt like, and wanted to make sure the initial work out was as hard as it could be, so I’d have something to compare my subsequent workouts to. I think she hated men.

Who Are You Hurting With Your Distractedness?
Cadence Turpin
By Cadence Turpin

When we stay so distracted that we lose sight of others, forgetting to pay attention to their needs, or are no longer looking to see where God’s at in our lives, we hurt. We hurt ourselves and we hurt other people, often the people we care about most.

Knowing What You Want Will Keep You From Making Bad Decisions
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

Ever wonder why Joseph didn’t sleep with Potiphar’s wife? He certainly could have. She came on to him often, and finally got so tired of his rejections that she lied and said he tried to rape her. Joseph ended up in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. But what gave Joseph the strength to not give in to temptation?

Do You Only Extend Grace When It’s Convenient?
Dean Nelson
By Dean Nelson

Some people can power through their migraines. Not me. It’s a force that’s stronger than my will power. It’s Hurricane Katrina compared to my wimpy exhaling. I have to get in a dark room, close my eyes and sleep. Not for days, necessarily, but for at least an hour, especially if I catch it in the early stage. As I felt this storm gathering, I tried to think of who I could call for help.

You May Be Making Your Bad News Even Worse
Tim Schurrer
By Tim Schurrer

We share a common struggle — knowing how and when to deliver bad news. My tendency is to delay the delivery, or worse, try to avoid the need for delivery by allowing time to pass. But I’ve found this only makes the inevitable harder.

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What If Christians Stopped Serving Out Of Guilt?
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

I had lunch with an accomplished surgeon awhile back who told me the two words that will kill the heart fastest are the words “ought to.”

Collaboration Isn’t About Impressing One Another
Amena Brown Owen
By Amena Brown Owen

I married my deejay and music producer. Since we said, “I do,” we’ve been traveling, working, creating and performing together, sticking closely to our respective processes. Recently, the electric feeling of an idea was born in both of us. We started brainstorming, talking about themes, beats, stage versus studio, rhymes. Then we decided to come up with a name for our duo. All of this sounded really cool. Then we sat down to actually collaborate.

3 Things Oprah Believes About All People
By Donald Miller
Why It Always Pays To Tell The Truth
By Steve Moakler
Are You The Assassin of Your Own Ideas?
By John Richmond
What We Can Learn About Relationships From A Hostage Negotiator
By Donald Miller