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What I Learned from Crystal

By Ashley Faith Crystal entered my life when she was just 8 years old. She lived within walking distance of the church we attended and frequently joined us for Wednesday evening services. I can’t put my finger on the exact moment I met Crystal. I can tell you she quickly got my attention—and a piece […]

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The Blessings of Friendship

By Ashley Faith At its most ideal, friendship adds beauty to our days. It seeks out the best in us. It flexes and grows and isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions. It provides comfort. It can be found in our best moments, and it’s present in our worst. Friendship teaches us to love unconditionally. […]

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Difficult Bosses

By Ashley Faith For more than a decade I have worked with a difficult boss. She can be short, dismissive, uncomfortably silent, and occasionally flat-out rude. I’ve stayed because the schedule works well for my family. I stay too because I’ve worked long enough to realize that no matter where I go, there will always […]