On National Day of Unplugging, Put the Phone Down and Plug Back Into the Relationships Right in Front of You

in Choose Hope Today, Living Hope

I recently started becoming aware of my attachment to Instagram. It had become my happy place, the antithesis of Facebook ranting and stressful parenting.... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Total Eclipse of My Heart

I forgive my Father for years of emotional and psychological abuse and all the complex insidious ways that abuse splintered my sense of confidence... read more

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... read more

Suicide: The Uncomfortable, Messy Word We Aren’t Talking About

in Choose Hope Today, Grief, Living Hope

When I was asked to write some thoughts on my personal grief journey after losing my brother to mental illness, I was dreading it.... read more

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... read more

Helping Survivors of Hurricane Harvey

in Choose Hope Today, Living Hope

Living Hope is a community of individuals who are actively and intentionally pursuing Hope in the midst of adversity. Oftentimes, we must pursue Hope... read more

How I’m Choosing Hope in the Midst of Struggle—And How You Can Too

Dear Friend, I see you struggling, as I am, to make sense of the hopeless narrative that continues to proliferate, particularly in light of... read more

Ben Gear: Comfortably Dishonest

in Choose Hope Today, Honesty, Living Hope

Do I want to be comfortable or do I want to be honest? The two aren’t mutually exclusive, just all too commonly incorrectly valued.... read more

My True Story of Step Parenting

in Honesty, Living Hope

I don’t love being a stepmom. I’ll just be honest and call it like it is. Being a stepmom is one of the most... read more

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... read more