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Something To Live For - Victoria Childress

At a point in her life, Victoria Childress wore her heart on her sleeve -- literally. In a moment of severe pain and desperation, Victoria etched the word "SAD" on her arm with a knife. Growing up in a divided family, she felt as if she had nothing to live for. She would sit in a state of physical and emotional darkness, trying to mask an invisible...

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    Hitting Rock Bottom Many people consider depression as a social taboo. As a result,...
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When Bad Things Happen to Good People
When Bad Things Happen to Good People

C. S. Lewis once said "God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world." Lewis was not unacquainted with suffering in his own life. His book A Grief Observed Lewis pours out his heart after the death of his wife, Joy Gresham. Another man who is acquainted with grief...

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The Heart of an Olympian
The Heart of an Olympian

Michelle appeared to have it all - a successful soccer career, awards, honors, friends, travel, money, husband... When her life began to fall apart, Michelle found a hidden strength. Find out how this Olympic Gold Medalist rose above her trials. Michelle graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1989. She has been a member of the United...

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The Power of Words
The Power of Words

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words . . . can wound forever. Pictures of me as a little kid are really cute –– curly blond hair, a quick smile and eyes always looking for the next adventure. I had the confidence that comes from knowing you are truly loved. If we painted pictures at school, I painted three. I had a storybook childhood...

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Hope for Tomorrow
Hope for Tomorrow

I remember waking up and not wanting to get out of bed. I couldn’t take it anymore. I didn’t want to live. My mother died after she gave birth to my sister. I was seven. My dad couldn’t fill the void she had left. I was so tired of being sad all the time. As a teenager I was extremely depressed. At fourteen I began to experiment with drinking....

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From Depression to Joy
From Depression to Joy

This is the story of a changed life, as told to Power to Change Ministries Troubles; unmanageable crises; spiritually and emotionally immature; alcoholism; prescription pill abuse; sexual problems and insanity; this was me. I came from a dysfunctional home, and was adopted into a dysfunctional home. Alcoholism was prevalent in both homes. I was...

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Loved At Last
Loved At Last

The first memories of my childhood are of my brother and me being moved from one foster home to another. Eventually, we returned to live with our real mother. Things went pretty well for a few years. When I was 11, my mom invited Jesus Christ into her life and we started attending church on a regular basis. It was then when I was first exposed...

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Coming Home
Coming Home

This is the story of a changed life, as told to Power to Change Ministries I’ve always known I was adopted. To me, that meant my birth mom - the one person who was supposed to love me - didn’t. I was unloveable, worthless. In junior high, I hurt myself physically, hoping to dull the emotional pain that never left me. Because no one noticed...

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