The Leningrad Symphony

Feeling Discouraged? Read This Story!

I’ve been feeling really discouraged lately—like, really discouraged. While struggling to move forward, I was quietly reminded of this true story. It is—quite frankly—one of the most inspiring things I’ve ever heard. It was the summer of 1941, and the Nazis were rapidly tearing through Russia, destroying everything in their path. Adolph Hitler had pompously declared that…

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Marriage Isn't for You

Eine Scheidung, die deine Ehe VERBESSERN wird

Ich kenne einen Mann der eine große Scheidung durchgemacht hatte — eine durch die er sein Leben und das Leben von Anderen unermesslich gesegnet hat. Komischerweise hat diese Scheidung sogar seine Ehe verbessert. Zu dieser Zeit verstand ich es nicht wirklich. Jetzt aber denke ich, ich möchte auch so eine Scheidung wie seine haben. Offenbar…

Heaven Will Work Backwards

Heaven Will Work Backwards

In September of 2010, I was camping with some friends in Arizona. We had just finished hiking through Bronco Canyon, an incredibly difficult but rewarding hike and set up camp near the beautiful Cherry Creek. The night was uncomfortably warm so we decided that we didn’t need to set up our shelters. …that turned out…

The Good Samaritan - a modern representation by Liz Lemon Swindle. Used with permission.

The Man in the Maze

“What’s that?” I asked my friend Lehi, pointing at the large, silver ring on his index finger. Lehi is a talented artist and a Native American of Navajo descent. “This?” he pulled off the ring and handed it to me. “It’s ‘the man in the maze.’ It’s a Native American symbol found in Southwest Arizona.…

Cassi Baird

Everybody Has A Disability

How do you move forward in life if you have a physical or mental limitation? How do you move forward in life if you have a disability? “Really, everybody has disabilities,” says Cassi Baird. “Some you can see and some are internal. But anybody can do anything that they want as long as they put…

Understanding depression can help us fight it.

Understanding Depression

My name is Seth and I have struggled with chronic depression and anxiety for almost twenty years. About eight years ago, my depression became so severe that I tried to take my life. Miraculously, I survived, and in the time that has followed I have seen several doctors and counselors and have been on and off medications…