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To Teens Who Want to Stand Out

Published on April 3rd, 2015 | by Trent Blake

For the past five years, I have placed a high value on my popularity — what people currently thought of me. It was one of my biggest priorities, but not in the way the typical teenager [&hellip... Read More



Don’t Get Distracted

Published on March 10th, 2015 | by Laura Owens

At a nursing home the other day, I noticed this scenario develop: An elderly gentleman with mental confusion was concerned that his old pickup truck was outside with the windows open. He put on his coat [&hellip... Read More



My Do Hard Things Story: Part 2

Published on January 15th, 2015 | by Daniella Tang

NOTE FROM BRETT: Many of you could relate to the first installment of Daniella’s story. She got excited about doing hard things, she tried to start a project, and it went nowhere. Instead of giving up, [&hellip... Read More



My Do Hard Things Story: Part 1

Published on January 13th, 2015 | by Daniella Tang

An old woman grabs me by the hands. She’s a pastor’s wife, passing through our church for a Sunday, stationed herself in the very back of the sanctuary for the whole of the service and shanghaied [&hellip... Read More



Publishing My First Book at 14

Published on December 2nd, 2014 | by Abby Mills

Ever since I was young, I loved writing. I was nine-years-old when I started drafting my first book called, The Adventure of Nutty Oakwood. I did it mostly for fun, hoping someday I could publish it. [&hellip... Read More



The Daily Struggle

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by Elizabeth Holland

My alarm went off. It was 6:00 in the morning, cold and uninviting. My bed was very warm – and seemed even more so when I stuck out my hand to turn off the annoying screech [&hellip... Read More



I Have Depression

Published on August 29th, 2014 | by Rachel Kramer

The word depression has many stereotypes, so permit me to disband a few for you. I am not sad all the time. I do not cry all the time. Something tragic never happened to me, I [&hellip... Read More



One Week Without My iPod Touch

Published on August 18th, 2014 | by Natalia Leslie

Last week, I began feeling extreme conviction concerning the amount of time I was spending daily on my iPod touch. After lots of prayer, it was clear that technology had become an obvious obstacle in my [&hellip... Read More



Haley’s Story: I Was An Atheist

Published on July 21st, 2014 | by Haley Eakin

For years I could never find God. The real problem was that I wasn’t looking. I was so stuck in my defiance and my will to “do things myself” that I didn’t allow myself to open [&hellip... Read More

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