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Blessed are the Broken

Marchaé Grair

I walked into a bar eager to go to a storytelling event, where people volunteer to tell their most personal stories to strangers.


Holy Pique

John A. Nelson

Really? That's the take-away?


Lasting Peace

Kaji Dousa

knew a form of these words before I'd even heard of Philippians.


Seven Deadly Apps

Lillian Daniel

It seems that for every ancient sin, there is a social media app. 


Excellence is Not the Most Excellent Way

Matt Laney

In her book, Overachievers: The Secret Life of Driven Kids, Alexandra Robbins documents an unhealthy culture of excellence and overachievement among middle and upper class American youth.


Look to the One

Vince Amlin

Stop. Wherever you are. At work. On the train. Checking email in bed. Whatever you are worried about – whatever you're fearing, dreading, planning – that thing that you can't get out of your head: Have you prayed about it?


Ruinous Empathy

Molly Baskette

In her new book Radical Candor the management guru Kim Scott (a veteran of Google, Apple and Twitter) gives us a new framework for how to be the best boss: care personally, and challenge directly.


Prey

The Psalm doesn't say why, exactly, the deer is panting, so the hymn writers fill in the blank: the deer is being hunted.


God Has Already Chosen. Now It's Your Turn.

Jennifer Brownell

I've walked the nature trails around our neighborhood pond many times and seen rabbits, birds, even the occasional deer. 


Go to Sleep. Good Night.

Mary Luti

If you're a parent, or if you've cared for a child overnight, you'll recognize this drill: Read story, say prayers, position bunny, plant kiss, douse lights, tiptoe out.