We love to share snapshots of grit and grace seen in everyday life and culture. This list of articles we assembled here from our Life & Culture category are are simply must reads.
Infertility Is an Interruption, but Not the End
When I was a little girl, I distinctly remember playing with my baby dolls and being their “Momma.” I gave them bottles, rocked them, changed diapers, put them down for night-night, talked and sang to them… my babies even Read more
The Grit and Grace of a Baseball Wife
Do you have any childhood memories of attending professional baseball games? I know I do. I was so enamored by the players. The stadium was packed with fans cheering and screaming. I was star struck watching the players sign autographs after the game Read more
How to Teach Your Child Not to Hold Prejudices
Why does it feel so uncomfortable to talk about race and racism in this country? Deep down in our gut, we know that something just isn’t right and that makes us squirm. Humans strive for internal consistency, and when Read more
I Am Strong Because of the Brave Women Around Me
15 weeks ago, I showed up to work like it was any other Monday. But when you work in a small town hospital with staff that is more like a family than coworkers, you know something is wrong when Read more
The Solution to the Sex Trafficking Problem
Unlike the typical case of individuals learning about an issue through academia, books, and/or the media, I had the privilege of learning about the issue of prostitution and trafficking from the source. Having no previous understanding of the issue, Read more
Dear Wife of the Badge, You Are Strong
Hello, young wife.
When Her Yes Feels Like Your No
Her post stared at me like a reflection in the mirror. She was up there sharing a message I could give, to thousands of her followers, and I had a front row seat for what could’ve… even should’ve… been mine.
You’ve Read more
Your Battle Is What Makes You Beautiful
Before my daughter was born, I hung a quote from The Velveteen Rabbit above her crib. I have no emotional connection to that book; in fact, I’ve never read it. But the second I read the words Read more
Avril Lavigne’s Powerful Song Is the New Battle Cry for People in Pain
When I was able to fully understand what she meant and when I started seeing doctors on my own, I adopted the Read more