533 || Cool Water From Flint — And It’s Not What You Think
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533 || Cool Water From Flint — And It’s Not What You Think

Hannah Ezell - August 27, 2018

Capable is a word I have always thought applied to me. Growing up, I was not the top student in high school or the best dancer in…

532 || “We’re Not Meant To Do Life Alone”
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532 || “We’re Not Meant To Do Life Alone”

Emily Saxe - August 15, 2018

It started by accident, really. Their niece had to quit college in order to make ends meet for her family. She had a car to get to…

495 || #Napkinisms: Smiles for Lunch!
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495 || #Napkinisms: Smiles for Lunch!

Melissa Ford Thornton - February 1, 2018

In 2016, Billy Ivey posted a silly note he’d scribbled on a paper napkin to Instagram. The note itself wasn’t unusual. Billy writes one every day for…

482 || When Jesus Meets PayPal
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482 || When Jesus Meets PayPal

Jessie Harbin - December 12, 2017

The internet is a weird place. Aside from AUTHENTIK, there are a lot of websites that can take you down into the Rabbit Hole of Strange. At…

462 || Sorting Out the “Gumbo of Feelings” After the Storm
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462 || Sorting Out the “Gumbo of Feelings” After the Storm

Jessie Harbin - October 26, 2017

Jay Lowder was taking a nap after school one day in 1979 when his mom woke him up by screaming at him to get in the car,…

451 || An Unlikely Family
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451 || An Unlikely Family

Emily Saxe - September 23, 2017

Here you had two boys with labels of disabilities. They lived in abject poverty … had experienced homelessness, loss, trauma, all before the age of 18, and…

430 || Extreme Makeover: How The Joplin Tornado Reconstructed Her Perspective
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430 || Extreme Makeover: How The Joplin Tornado Reconstructed Her Perspective

Christy Pearce - June 20, 2017

Crystal and her family weren’t expecting the devastating, mile-wide tornado that leveled much of southern Joplin, Missouri, six years ago. Neither were the weathermen for that matter.…

427 || Saved But Guilty: A Drug Dealer’s Tale
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427 || Saved But Guilty: A Drug Dealer’s Tale

Lane Polak - June 1, 2017

The air in the courtroom feels cold, but his hands are clammy. The former drug dealer wonders if the fear inside him is escaping as condensation through…

425 || Losing My Elvis: When the Days Aren’t Sunny and Bright
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425 || Losing My Elvis: When the Days Aren’t Sunny and Bright

Kristin Schell - May 19, 2017

I lost my mojo. My friend Liz and I call it “losing our Elvis.” You know those seasons in life when things seem to be going well?…

419 || Misfit Friends of Jesus: Stories From the Streets
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419 || Misfit Friends of Jesus: Stories From the Streets

Shattered Magazine - March 30, 2017

Somewhere along the line, Jamie Blaine, author of "Midnight Jesus," met Vicky. Vicky, through a weird and unfortunate series of events, endured a messy divorce and connected…