Why Should I Forgive?

My life changed one summer evening, on August 16, 1992. I had gone fishing with my family, including my youngest brother Josh, two days before. My parents left that day for a weekend vacation to Salt Lake City. Josh and our cousin Gage were staying together in my parents’ home. I was supposed to watch them to make sure nothing happened to them. Josh, Gage, and their friend Andrew Wolford went to the local convenience store for some treats and a pop. When they were walking into the store, a young...
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Truly Celebrating Christmas

I met Rachelle Morris on my first day of college, when she and her roommate energetically marched into my dorm room to help me put my bed on its metal risers. Thereafter, we cemented our bond with late-night chips and salsa consumption, intramural flag football games, and a shared love for Josh Groban’s exceptional voice—especially his rendition of “O Holy Night.” It only took a semester for us to know we would be friends forever. It has been over nine years since our friendship first for...
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