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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.

Thankful to Be Alive

One beautiful autumn morning my husband and I traveled along the New York State Thruway, listening to music on cassettes rather than chatting. The year …

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The Kids are Watching

It’s been many, many years since I’ve jumped on a trampoline. But at our granddaughter’s pre-school party a few years ago, I had the opportunity …

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I Want to Write

At 22 years old, I had just graduated from college and I thought that becoming an adult was the natural next step in life. I …

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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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