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Surviving with Depression: 7 Ways to Cope

By Blake Oliver I was diagnosed with depression when I was in first grade. My parents got divorced when I was too young to understand what was happening. I don’t even remember it. My childhood brain dealt with the situation the way that childhood depression happens: it lashed out. I was an angry kid. Children […]

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Christian Millennials in Three Words

By Blake Oliver Millennials aren’t deaf to what society says about us. Generations of hardworking Americans call us lazy. Those we want to be close to don’t understand why we’re so connected to our phones. It’s hard to find a niche in the world, but for Christians it’s different right? After all, we have the […]


Sharing Christ Over Dinner

By Blake Oliver “Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, ‘Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and […]


What I Wish I Had Known About Grief

By Blake Oliver I was at the hospital when they “called it.” Nothing prepares you for the moment when you lose someone close to you. I stared at Mom’s body until I couldn’t look anymore. I sobbed while a doctor patted my back. My mother had been ill about a year. Every day had the […]