On the Path of Grief

On the Path of Grief

June’s Story: My mother died twenty years ago, yet I never grieved for her properly until recently. I got stuck obsessing over which exact moment she died and never moved on to the grieving. I witnessed the moment of my mom’s passing, and yet I missed it, or so...
Beautiful Friend

Beautiful Friend

Ugochi’s Story: My mom always told me you don’t need friends. I think that’s why she and my dad had so many kids. Being the black sheep of the family, I wanted to prove her wrong. Finding friends would be challenging because I was not cool, I had a gap between...
No Pit Too Deep

No Pit Too Deep

Maya’s* Story: Eager for closure, I arrived early at the courthouse. My marriage had been stressful from the first day and never got better – instead, I feared for my life at the end. When I signed the divorce papers, a heavy weight lifted from my shoulders....
Our Times Are in Your Hands

Our Times Are in Your Hands

Adrienne’s Story: When my husband retired from the military, we celebrated the end of twenty-five years of fast-track jobs, frequent trips from home and year-long deployments. We had settled into a suburban neighborhood and had enjoyed becoming more active in...
God’s Perfect Love Story

God’s Perfect Love Story

Hannah’s Story: It looked like the perfect love story. “High school sweethearts? How romantic!” people would gush. Or, “You dated for that long and never broke up?” Although it wasn’t as perfect as my Instagram feed portrayed, I was in love and living my dream....
God’s Word on Dark Days

God’s Word on Dark Days

Sue’s Story: One day I retired after 30 years of teaching, and the next day I stepped into the office of my husband’s business, Athletic Decals, during a turbulent and frightening time in our lives. Faced with an expensive and unfounded lawsuit, I feared for our...