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Is That Your Real Story?

“Sometimes the story we’re telling the world isn’t half as endearing as the one that lives inside us.” Donald Miller FROM THE MOUTH OF BABES Speaking to a group of students at Churchill High School the other day something came out of my mouth that doesn’t very often land on the air outside my mouth.…

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Refuse to be a Puppet: Stop Conforming

I watched a movie on the airplane ride back from Boston that was “Based on True Facts.” What doe that mean, true facts? Does it mean the story is real or that one tiny element is factual and the remainder just good entertainment? I love to tell stories. I’m in the business of doing so.…

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Be of Good Cheer: Really?

We all have moments of realization where status quo is no longer good enough. I usually find these epiphanies follow a great movie or a line from a book or a softly spoken word from God. Routine Is Safe But Boring: I’m sitting in the same recliner, in my same living room, with the same…

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Blue Like Jazz: Oh, no I’m thinking again!

I watched Donald Miller’s new movie “Blue Like Jazz” last night and it brought up some amazing thoughts. Miller’s book, by the same name, is one of the first things I read that really got me thinking as a follower and not as a Christian. The movie is not even close to as good as…

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Just Pick Up and Do

  It’s the way I want to be, the way I wish I could be but something holds me back. I’m reading a book “Love Does” by Bob Goff. In it, he tells stories of spur-of-the-moment decisions to just step off and go because “love does.” I’ve had my moments but for the most part…

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To Give Voice to the Voiceless

Do you know the thing that makes you come alive? A few years back an artist from Cannon Beach told me “Rick, you have to find the thing that makes you dance, you have to find the thing that makes you sing and then go do it.” I think we have to understand what makes…

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How To Find your Guts.

Read: Donald Miller “I want to keep my soul fertile for the changes, so things keep getting born in me, so things keep dying when it is time for things to die. I want to keep walking away from the person I was a moment ago, because a mind was made to figure things out,…

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