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The Best Father's Day Gift Ever

My friend was just venting to me the other day about Father’s Day: “Why is it that the Mother’s Day sermon is all encouraging and the Father’s Day one is a kick in the pants for men to step up to the plate; my wife got roses at church, but I got a compass to keep me on track. What’s with that?” This year we’re bucking the trend....

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How to Talk to the Broken Hearted
How to Talk to the Broken Hearted

Not sure why you are going through this personal tragedy? Searching for why God is doing this? Take our Life Lesson called "Built By Brokenness" and find some answers that you have been searching for. After losing our twins girls at 20 weeks gestation, my world completely fell apart. As I gingerly attempted to reintegrate my new, raw reality...

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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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End of Your Rope?
End of Your Rope?

We care! Talk to one of our mentors if you are thinking about suicide. Are you at the end of your rope? Feeling helpless? Hopeless? Need help for suicidal thoughts? These resources will help you. Suicide Hot Lines Books Take Steps to Hope Stories from the Edge Why You Should Give Life Another Chance SUICIDE HELP I-800-SUICIDE...

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The Perfect Anorexic
The Perfect Anorexic

Have you ever felt like losing five pounds? I have . . . and it turned out to be the beginning of a 15-year diet which nearly killed me. As a child, I had lots of friends and I felt good about myself. I was very close to my family. But when I was 11 years old, my world fell apart. I was sexually abused, my younger brother died and our family...

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Unthinkable Loss: Miscarriage and Stillbirth
Unthinkable Loss: Miscarriage and Stillbirth

"We can't find a heartbeat. I'm sorry, your baby is gone." I couldn't believe what I was hearing - there obviously had been some crazy mistake. At first I thought they must be in the wrong room. I felt sorry for that poor woman next door – I wouldn't want to be in her shoes right now. Or maybe it was the ultrasound. These machines malfunction...

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Cancer Without Fear
Cancer Without Fear

I still remember the look on the team doctor's face when he announced that I had Multiple Myeloma, a deadly cancer that had claimed the life of my sister only four years prior. Up to that point I had been pretty lucky in that I had always been reasonably healthy. Now it looked like I would have to give up coaching. Worse yet, I probably had only...

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