459 || Faith Like a Child
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Life
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459 || Faith Like a Child

Jessie Harbin - October 17, 2017

It was a pile of dirty laundry on the floor that put everything in perspective for Lindsey Dempsey. Five years ago, the young mother came home from…

456 || Young Love
Life
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Life
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456 || Young Love

Jessie Harbin - October 6, 2017

Tobi Awosiji has a blessed life. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria, but he came to America when he was two after his father won the immigration…

435 || Bob Fife: On Leaving His Gay Lifestyle Behind
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Life
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435 || Bob Fife: On Leaving His Gay Lifestyle Behind

Emily Saxe - June 30, 2017

Tears ran down his face as the words of his son, Sean, bounced around his brain until they finally settled and he could process what they meant:…

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

414 || Esther Fleece: ‘Stop Faking It ‘Til You Make It’
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Written Stories
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414 || Esther Fleece: ‘Stop Faking It ‘Til You Make It’

Kerry Coker - April 20, 2017

Suck it up, Esther.” Spoken by a judge hardened to the humiliated weeping of ten-year-old Esther Fleece, these words were her first lesson in adulthood: Figure out…

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…

385 || Marked For Life
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385 || Marked For Life

Lane Polak - September 28, 2016

You sit alone in a small prison cell and wonder: How in the world did I get here? You’re cold, and the vent above you lets out…

378 || Bianca Juárez Olthoff: It’s Time to Play With Fire
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Life
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378 || Bianca Juárez Olthoff: It’s Time to Play With Fire

Christy Pearce - August 30, 2016

I was confused by how a good God would allow bad things to happen to good people…I was angry.” Just before Bianca Juárez Olthoff turned 21, her…

371 || An Unexpected Gift: The Bigger Picture of Down Syndrome
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Life
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371 || An Unexpected Gift: The Bigger Picture of Down Syndrome

Kerry Coker - June 15, 2016

For a long time, Jillian Benfield's blog featured a perfect illustration of the perfect family: A retro drawing of her and her husband Andy, their bright-eyed baby…

438 || A Playboy Bunny Met God
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438 || A Playboy Bunny Met God

Shattered Magazine - May 27, 2016

Being a Playboy Bunny wasn't something I aspired to be. I didn't grow up with a burning desire to be walking porn. It happened the way most…