Dot McCollum on Joy

in Joy, Living Hope, Stories of Hope

For 28 years, I led a charmed life, blissfully unaware and untouched by most of life’s sadness. I had loving parents who encouraged me... continue

Martha Childress on Resilience

in Living Hope, Resilience, Stories of Hope

My resilience was revealed in loss, and in order to tell my story completely, I have to include the bad as well as the... continue

Rashaan Thompson on Forgiveness

in Forgiveness, Living Hope, Stories of Hope

I started losing my hair in middle school. It fell out in big clumps. Just gone. The condition would come and go throughout middle... continue

Nathan Mills on Curiosity

in Curiosity, Living Hope, Stories of Hope

I have always been deeply curious. Even as a young child, I would eagerly explore my world with the intention of figuring out how... continue

Benjamin Gear on Honesty

in Honesty, Living Hope, Stories of Hope

When you work hard to build an image, to maintain a persona, it’s tough to be honest with others or with yourself. My story... continue

Sarah Cantrell on Grief

in Grief, Stories of Hope

Growing up, I led a life that many would consider ideal. I had parents who showered me with love and affection and encouraged my... continue

Lane Faulkner on Stillness

in Living Hope, Stillness, Stories of Hope

For as long as I can remember in my adult life, I was always moving. I was raised to be a type-A perfectionist, with... continue

Ken Cannon on Surrender

in Stories of Hope, Surrender

I had a pretty tough childhood. My parents were immature and didn’t really know how to parent, so I effectively raised myself. I was... continue

Seasons of Transition: Pruning in the Garden of College

in Curiosity, Joy, Living Hope, Stories of Hope

By Guest Writer Catherine Carter To the high school graduate entering the vast, diverse garden of college: Welcome! Most of us are just following... continue

Another Crossroads, Same Optimism

By Guest Writer Travis Haney   Monday was my final day with 247Sports/CBS Sports as a national college football reporter. I’m again a free... continue

Seasons of Transition: Q and A with Tyler Smith

This week we are interviewing Tyler Smith who recently completed his master’s coursework in Chemistry at New York University. Like many soon-to-be graduates, Tyler... continue