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Story Harvest

I Want a Sister

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I’m told that I really wanted a little sister when I was small. Sometimes I would talk about it casually with my parents, and other …

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Lauren’s Support

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About a year ago, I proposed to my girlfriend Lauren, and we began making plans to be married in the summer. Because we were not …

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That Church

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My mother was introduced to a new church when I was about seven or eight years old. My siblings and I started attending with my …

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An Ironman’s Prayer

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As I swam through the semi-transparent lake water, I could see below me the faint shadow of a submerged scuba diver. I waved at the …

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“Cancer” on My Resume

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In April when I was diagnosed with a very aggressive, stage 4, non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer called mantle cell, I said, “I never wanted to have …

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Seeing Clearly

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When I started playing the guitar, my motivation could best be summed up as a short but embarrassing mantra: “Chicks dig musicians.” I sat for …

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Singing In the Night

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The snow seemed to blast through the tiny three-bedroom trailer that my wife, Sylvia, and I would be cooped up in through the winter. Sylvia’s mother …

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Good in COVID

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COVID hit the world unexpectedly during my seventh month of working as a student journalist in Peru. When Peru airports closed to all traffic, the …

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Adopting Lilyan

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On a beautiful spring morning, March 26, 2007, a perfect little angel, Lilyan Rose, was born. Unfortunately, her home was a dangerous and unstable environment. …

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What a Gift

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I first met her at church. My family had just moved to Milton Freewater, Oregon, and we were looking for a church that would be …

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