My Doubtfire face: And why social media challenges matter


I was tagged by a friend on Facebook to do the Doubtfire Face For Suicide Prevention challenge. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s simple as this: Make your face look like Mrs. Doubtfire and say hello to suicide prevention. It is helping to spread awareness about suicide prevention and mental health and then nominate…

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The worth of an addict

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“Just don’t show my face”. He said it almost immediately, before I even knew this would be much of a story. But it’s a story that needed to be told, with or without his picture. I’m an addict. This is Jay’s story. The addiction started when he was just fifteen. And so did the dreams. Dreams…

8ways2: Be a missionary without realizing it


Originally posted on 8ways2:
Sweat dripped down my temples as I walked under the blazing African sun, 10,000 miles away from home.  I reached into my back pocket, grabbed my handkerchief and patted my forehead dry.  Elder Mohale and I guessed the temperature as we walked to our next appointment. The humidity and heat was all worth it because we…

8ways2: Get the most out of 99 cents


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What can anyone get for 99 cents these days? I remember in the mid ’90s I could buy a 2 Liter of soda, 3 or 4 candy bars (depending on the sale), and I could even buy a cool army pencil sharpener. But that was 20 years ago.  You can’t even get…


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