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What Happens When We Assume The Best About Others?
Tim Schurrer
By Tim Schurrer
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A few weeks ago, my wife and I locked our keys in the car during church, with the car running. We didn’t realize it until about two hours later as we were about to head to lunch.

So we did the only thing we knew to do. We called a locksmith, who arrived about 30 minutes later. But when he pulled in, we got nervous. As if the idea of breaking into our car wasn’t enough of a concern, when I caught a glimpse of him, my concern grew. He pulled into the parking lot and I swore he was still in high school.

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Two Things To Try If You’re Feeling A Little Depressed
Mike Foster
By Mike Foster
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Mental illness is a lot more common than you think. 1 in 5 American adults experiences a mental illness at some time in their life. Currently 1 in 10 Americans is on antidepressant medication. 42,000,000 adults live with an anxiety disorder. 20% of kids aged 13-18 live with a mental health condition.   The question […]

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I Was A Manipulator (Here’s How I Stopped) 
Allison Vesterfelt
By Allison Vesterfelt
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For most of my life, I had a hard time telling the truth. 

It’s ironic because my name (Allison) means “little truthful one” but truth just never came that easily to me. Instead, my imagination would run wild with fascinating details and exaggerated facts that always seemed more interesting to me than the real ones. By the time I was in high school my parents would jokingly say they should have thought of a name that meant “little bender-of-the-truth”.