By Gracen Huffman
I was supposed to be there for her. But here I was, on a trip out of the country, with my struggling friend disappearing into the distance. During my flight, I started to feel increasingly anxious, because my friend had been going through a rough situation at home and had been feeling more and more down about it. Before I’d left, she’d even told me she would kill herself if things got any worse, and the fear this left me with was unbearable. Since I would be in another country, I wouldn’t have service on my phone to talk to her. And as the flight went on, I couldn’t help but think of all the terrible things that might happen while we were out of touch.
By Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen
Q: I feel stuck in the dark about my life—frustrated, hopeless, afraid. Help.
A: We think of darkness and light as being two sides of the same coin, but are they? For a planet, the answer is yes. But not for a ray of sunlight. To the ray of sunlight there is no darkness. Its entire identity is light.
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By Jenny Sawyer
It wasn't the summer she wanted or expected. But what turned it into one of the best wasn't about finding the good stuff in a bad situation; it involved a complete reorientation of her life—away from focusing on herself and toward loving God.Safe at first base
By Alyssa Savoye
After a collision during practice, this softball player was told she needed to go to the hospital right away. But she was already praying for herself and a quick healing followed.
By Ellison Colarossi
After a scary incident with a set of rapids the summer before, this rafting guide felt scared and intimidated when she had to face the same stretch of river again. What washed away the fear? Read on to find out.
By Grant Clifford
Facing a tough decision? This teen was. When none of his info gathering made the decision any easier, he found that prayer proved to be a better way—bringing him peace and pointing him in the right direction.
By Soliana Doutrich
When a game against her soccer team’s biggest rivals went south, this athlete recognized that thinking negatively about the other players was affecting her team’s ability to play their best. One of Jesus’ parables helped her shift her perspective—and changed the dynamic on the field.