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 Webster 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…

413 || Let’s Talk Openly About Depression
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413 || Let’s Talk Openly About Depression

Emily Watts - March 27, 2017

Please God, just kill me. I can’t do this anymore. I don’t want to hurt my family. I just want it to stop. Please just make it…

411 || When God Says, ‘Share Your Story’
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411 || When God Says, ‘Share Your Story’

Debbie Coyne - March 9, 2017

It is a lazy, summer day. My husband suggests we drive out to the St. Clair River, watch the boats, and walk along the river together. We…

409 || How One Church Raises Students That Stay
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409 || How One Church Raises Students That Stay

Sharon Hughes - February 27, 2017

Building a Life-Giving Church That Lasts.” Not long after you walk through the doors of East Coast Christian Center in Merritt Island, Florida you’ll see those words.…

Surviving The News: Fires, Attacks, Crashes
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Surviving The News: Fires, Attacks, Crashes

Emily Gehman - November 29, 2016

This week is a doozy, and as I write, it's only Tuesday. Fires rage in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. An open-shooter alert at Ohio State University shut the campus…