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When my friends dumped me

By Jennifer Johnson

Q: My friend dumped me. I want another best friend, but I’m still mad—and scared of getting hurt again.

A: When I was in middle school, the popular kids isolated me for a mistake I’d made and then admitted to. This was so hard for many reasons, but the biggest was that they’d been my friends. Also, I’d been honest about my mistake, but others in the group didn’t admit the role they’d played. Yet I was the one everyone turned on.

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Your Healings

Getting a stepmother

By Name Withheld

“We’re getting married.”

It was the beginning of spring break when my dad broke the news. Our family had gone to Florida to hang out at the beach, and there he was, holding hands with his now-fiance. My stomach dropped; it was going to be a long week. 

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Beyond skin color

By Christian Kongolo

When he moved from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Norway when he was 13, this author confronted prejudice—and learned significant spiritual lessons about how to heal it.

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The way I really am

By John Biggs

He'd never thought of himself as athletic. In fact, he couldn't, since a physical problem made playing sports impossible. But one day it dawned on him: If everything he'd been learning in the Christian Science Sunday School was true, why couldn't he identify himself in a new way and be free of this problem once and for all?

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Q&A

Think new thoughts

By Amy Richmond

What do you do when your thoughts seem stuck on repeat? One writer shares the inspiration that snapped her out of unproductive thought patterns.

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Up Front

Finding light in our darkest moments

By Jenny Sawyer

As problems piled up around her, this writer felt overwhelmed by darkness and despair. But a simple message turned her toward the light—and solutions.

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Your Healings

Healing after a skiing accident

By McKinsey Bosman

After an accident on the ski slopes, this teen turned to a familiar hymn for help and found comfort, calm, and healing.

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Daily Lift

Moving in Spirit

Linda Fontaine from Los Angeles, California, USA

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