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Reasons to Live

Hope is the critical ingredient that inspires us to keep trying, even in the face of defeat. Learn what inspires others.

Do I Have to Get Up?

I wake up in the morning. Everything in me says, Don’t do it. Don’t get out of bed. Lift the covers over your head, roll over, …

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Recovery of the Ring

I was swimming in Priest Lake, Idaho, several years ago when my wedding ring slipped off my finger and disappeared under water and into the …

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Beloved Voices

It was Sunday. It was raining. I had two jars of homemade spaghetti sauce left from last summer’s bounty. A perfect day as any to …

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Breakfast with Gratitude

At university, my housemates and I would spend time together in the kitchen at the weekend, constructing the most elaborate breakfasts. As a house of …

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Fear and Hope

“There seems to be a growing fear and confusion in my church about the decline of Christianity in America. I’ve read the statistics. I continue to …

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My Successful Life

At 55 I found myself alone, my life seemingly without purpose. As a single mom for many years, just keeping myself and my four sons …

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A Lesson from Suicide

In conversation with a young adult I’ll call Sophie, we talked about the suicide of a friend of hers I’ll call Tommy. “He was the …

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A Summer’s Walk

A late summer walk can be lovely especially if there’s a light breeze, puffy white clouds and – low humidity. That’s how it was that …

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Choose Love

One bitterly cold February day driving from Wisconsin to Georgia, feeling dispirited by all the dissension and even downright vitriol in the country, I pulled …

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Art Saves

Art as a concept saves lives and everyone should make room for it in theirs. A short declaration but it is a true one, and …

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