Tyler: Giving Purpose to Suffering

Tyler: Giving Purpose to Suffering

Behind-the-scenes: Tyler and I are made of a similar cloth: stubborn. We met years ago through staffing a Christian camp and it became apparent we had a lot to learn from one another; however, this similarity is what has kept us involved in each others’ lives...
Jon: Wrestling an Emotional Identity

Jon: Wrestling an Emotional Identity

Behind the scenes: Where do I even begin? Jon exudes life and an infectious love wherever he goes, which explains why we were best friends in high school. He challenged me to be weird and see things outside of the norm; and in the process, taught me how to be brave....
Samantha: Finding the Key

Samantha: Finding the Key

Behind the scenes: Sam and I grew up together…yes, the awkward years of braces, acne, and emotional roller coasters. However, neither of us got stuck in those times. Rather, she has become a powerful whirlwind of love, advocacy, and of freedom. She and her...
Melinda: The Gift of Betrayal

Melinda: The Gift of Betrayal

Setting: a quiet, Sunday afternoon, tucked into a small Starbucks table Behind-the-scenes: I could argue that Melinda helped raise me–through the awkward middle school days, entitled high school years, and into my young adult adventures. She is a loyal lover of...