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Pedaling Across the Country for Peace

During┬ásummer break, most people spend as many days as possible basking in luxury and laziness. Not Emily James. She spent the summer of 2015 riding her bicycle across the United States. A grand total of 4,600 miles, in fact. What would drive the Colorado-native to take on this feat? Well, she’d considered doing a cross-country […]

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Emily James spent the summer of 2015 riding her bike across the United States. She did this to honor her friend, Paul, who was hit by a car and killed while riding his own bike. Emily used the journey to promote peace and to also more fully discover what peace meant to her personally. Find […]

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Fighting for Self-Worth

In high school, Crystal Carter was the happy-go-lucky class clown who didn’t seem to have a worry in the world. However, the Clifton, Idaho native revealed that she often forced herself to put on a smile and act like nothing was wrong. “I didn’t have a sense of self-worth. I didn’t have any value in […]

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Videos: Fighting for Self-Worth

Crystal Carter found self-worth after overcoming her addiction. She is living proof that through our darkest moments, we can learn to shine. You DON’T want to miss her full story, coming tomorrow. Watch this short video and come back tomorrow to hear more about Crystal’s brave journey.

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Brave Like a Girl

Photos taken by Maci B Photography “Like a girl”. Those three words have a lot of power. Depending on what you put before that phrase, an insult can be formed, one that degrades girls and tells them they’re not good enough. Or . . . you can form a sentence that will instill power and […]

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How Planting a Garden Helped Me Become a Better Human

This post is by our contributor, Allie Jurkatis. I’ve never had a natural love for gardening. All my experience of growing plants involve miserable childhood memories of pulling weeds in the dead heat, and running away terrified from unearthed spiders and worms. But this year, out of the blue, I had the strange urge to […]

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Hope Through Hardships

Single mother Melanie Jacobson does everything she can to provide the best life for her daughter, Taya. “I do have a lot of help from family and friends, and I’m grateful for that. Without them I wouldn’t be making it. I’d be pulling my hair out,” the young mom admits. “It’s very trying at times, […]

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Melanie Jacobson┬álost her husband to cancer in 2012. Since then she has moved forward with hope, raising their daughter, Taya, on her own. This brave mom’s full story will be coming soon to Sharing Shine.

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Heart Hero

Ten-year-old Corey King had her first open heart surgery when she was just a month old. She was born with a rare disorder known as Cat Eye Syndrome. Only one in 100,000 babies are born with it and they often have a heart defect. Corey’s heart defect is a Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return, or […]

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Video: Heart Hero

Corey King had her first open heart surgery when she was a month old. Now at age ten and several surgeries later, she is all too familiar with the hospital, but she finds joy in gymnastics and cheer. With her positive attitude and ambitious nature, she truly is a hero. This week, she is in […]

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