Featured, Inspirational, Life Is Worth Living

The Beauty of Your Brokenness | Kintsugi

Strangely enough, the most beautiful things in our lives spring from the broken things within ourselves. Don’t get me wrong, a prolonged feeling of brokenness can be unhealthy and damaging—but periodic feelings of brokenness are actually quite necessary for overall growth. We become stronger people when we are forced to reevaluate and rebuild our lives. J.K. Rowling once said that after she had…


Rip Van Winkle, Seth Adam Smith

Hope Changes Everything

My new novel opens with what I can only describe as a dark, gloomy, and near-hopeless situation. It begins with a newborn baby boy being abandoned in a cemetery—left to die on a cold, October night. But he doesn’t die, and I’ll tell you why.

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When A Loved One Commits Suicide

When Ganel-Lyn learned about her sister’s suicide, she said it felt “like a bowling ball smashed into my heart, then fell with a thud to my stomach.” She says that the grief caused by suicide is “a different kind of grief,” one that lingers, tears at the heart, and creates questions that lead to a very dark place.

Faith and Religion, Featured, Life Is Worth Living

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is a beautiful painting created by the artist Greg Olsen. You’ve likely seen it before. But do you know the story behind the painting? The painting shows a young man in dark clothing sitting on a bench in a park. Sitting next to the young man, with a warm and gentle smile, is the Savior Jesus Christ. The Story Behind Lost…


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Did J.K. Rowling Just Prevent a Suicide?

J.K. Rowling, author of the phenomenal Harry Potter series, may have just prevented a suicide. Remarkably, she didn’t do it through the use of magic, but through the use of words. This shouldn’t surprise us because words are, as Dumbledore stated, “our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” In May of 2015, a fan…