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Must Reads on Life and Culture for a Grit and Grace Life

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. 
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Infertility Is an Interruption, but Not the End

Infertility-Is-an-Interruption,-but-Not-the-EndWhen 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

The-Grit-and-Grace-of-a-Baseball-WifeDo 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

How-to-Teach-Your-Child-Not-to-Hold-PrejudicesWhy 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

I Am Strong Because of the Brave Women Around Me15 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

The Solution to the Sex Trafficking ProblemUnlike 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

Dear Wife of the Badge, You Are Strong

Hello, young wife.

Yeah, I’ve been in your shoes. I know exactly what it feels like to love a man behind the badge—to watch as he slides on that uniform all neatly pressed; to stand in Read more

When Her Yes Feels Like Your No

NEW When Her Yes Feels Like Your No ResizeHer 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

Your Battle Is What Makes You BeautifulBefore 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

Avril Lavigne’s Powerful Song Is the New Battle Cry for People in PainAll of my childhood I heard my mother tell my pediatrician that I was “healthy as a horse.”

When I was able to fully understand what she meant and when I started seeing doctors on my own, I adopted the Read more

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