My Story

By: Tia Wilson I turned 26 this past June. I still have very vivid memories as a 9 year old girl. Insecure. Broken. Longing. I needed someone. Anyone. To lead me and guide me. To tell me I meant something, that I was precious and valuable. Loved. My mom wasn’t...

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Changing the Mother-Daughter Relationship

By: Christine Fishel I just saw the movie Still Alice for the second time. I was filled with a strange hope at the end of my first viewing. While the main character was left tragically altered by early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, her relationship with her youngest daughter changed and deepened in...

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I Resolve to Release Myself From Bitterness

By: Christine Fishel I’m learning something new on this road to forgiveness: Bitterness is a giant stumbling block, a fallen redwood lying across my pathway. It’s too thick to go over, too long to go around. I’ve got to face it head-on. I listened to a devotion by Angela Thomas...

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Dear You,

By: Thelesia Wynter Dear you, It’s been five years since we broke up.  I know you’ve moved on and so have I but honestly I think about you all the time. At the strangest moments. I have no idea who you are anymore. I remember the guy I knew but...

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Why It Can Be Hard to Go Home For the Holidays

By: Christine Fishel When you think about celebrating the holidays with your extended family, what emotions come to mind? I hope you are filled with joyful anticipation. But I know there are many who dread these events. The mention of Thanksgiving can send some into a panic as they remember...

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What About Me?

By: Christine Fishel Around this time of year, when I want to focus on thankfulness and giving, I find myself harboring feelings of resentment. “What about me?!” I want to scream on some days and sob on others. I am not an overly selfish person. I have my selfish moments...

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Peeling Back The Layers

By: Christine Fishel We needed new flooring in our family room. Off-white carpet had existed in this room that is mostly used as a playroom for our four children and our two dogs since we first moved into our home over ten years ago. The original shag is stained in...

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