Who is your life jacket?

By Laura Wailes, Core Writer Walking toward the Lazy River, I looked down at Caleb who was very offended at being told he was still too little to be on the Lazy River without a life jacket. “But I don’t need it!” he whined.  “I can do it by myself. I am a good swimmer.” “It’s … [Read more…]

I feel like I’m cheating on my friends

By Brittany Rollins, Core Writer I have some great friends from my high school days. Actually, let me correct that: I have some great friends from my elementary school days. Sixth grade is when we first bonded over boys, softball, volleyball, and sleepovers. Then came college, fiancés, bachelorette parties, and bridesmaid dresses. We’ve been there … [Read more…]

The chance to show up

By Brett Baker, Core Writer I don’t have a lot of personal experience with tragedy. I was fortunate to grow up in a healthy home, and I’ve gotten through most of my adult life without a tremendous amount of grief. I’m thankful for this–very thankful. I’ve dealt with dysfunction, trauma, depression and other heavy issues, … [Read more…]