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 By K.B. Schaller    Life Story 

Abigail Echo-Hawk, M.A.

Shortly after Abigail Echo-Hawk, M.A., began her job as director of Urban Indian Health in 2016, she was astonished at what she discovered when she opened a file drawer. Inside the... — Updated 11/28/2022

 

Those Defining Moments

I was born in Winnipeg but within a year, my parents moved to Spirit River, Alberta. My mom had been married twice and her first husband had an affair and abandoned her and her... — Updated 11/28/2022

 

Free at Last

The power of the Holy Spirit has made me free from the power of sin and death. This power is mine because I belong to Christ Jesus. Romans 8:2 NLV Standing less than one hundred... — Updated 9/30/2022

 

Jocelyne Larocque, b. May 19, 1988

In her Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Jocelyne Larocque, playing with national Team Canada, won Gold. In the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, however, Larocque and Team Canada were awarded the Silver... — Updated 8/5/2022

 

Words of Encouragement

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make jour paths straight. Proverbs 3:5 NIV It doesn't... — Updated 8/5/2022

 

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye

Hailing from New Mexico, Jourdan Bennett-Begaye is a Diné (Navajo) citizen who identifies as the Towering House Clan, The Coyote Pass Clan of Jemez, The Mexican Clan and also The... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Family Matters: Your Family is Worth Fighting For

We all have hopes and dreams for our families and a vision for what we want our families to be like. We want our homes to be a place where everyone feels safe, loved and respected.... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

I Wanted to Impress My Friends

Everyone makes decisions that they wish they could change. There are things that you've done in the past that make you mad that you ever did them. Yet there's freedom from the hate... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

God Knows Me

I remember standing out one night in my aunt's yard just looking at stars and thinking about the great God who created all things. At 9 or 10 years of age, I almost had a little... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Mary Killman (b. 4.9.1991)

Although born in Ada, Oklahoma and reared in Texas, swimming champion Mary Killman is also a citizen of the Oklahoma Citizen Potawatomi Nation. At age 11, as a member of the Santa... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Laura Waterman Wittstock (1937-2021)

While others trusted her as a confidant, innovator, mentor, and friend, to her family, Laura Waterman-married to Lloyd Wittstock for a time-was called "a great mother" by her five... — Updated 3/28/2022

 

Coming Full Circle

God can give you all you need. He will give you more than enough. You will have everything you need for yourself. And you will have enough left over to give when there is a need. 2... — Updated 3/28/2022

 

Jana Schmieding: Writer, Podcaster Actor, Comedian

Miniconjou and Sicangu Lakota actor, writer and comedian Jana Schmieding is known primarily for her work in the Rutherford Falls sitcom where she plays Reagan, the lead character.... — Updated 11/23/2021

 

Thankful to be Alive

Do not worry. Do not keep saying, 'What will we eat?' or, 'What will we drink?' or, 'What will we wear? The people who do not know God are looking for all these things. Your Father... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

Jillian Weir, Indigenous Olympian

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics--celebrated in 2021 because of concerns for further spread of the COVID-19 Virus and Delta variant-can boast of the highest number of Indigenous... — Updated 10/4/2021

 

A Life Turned Right-side Up

My life and family were upside down. My parents loved each other but alcohol drove them apart. Drink turned my dad into a monster, hitting and speaking terribly to my mom. My... — Updated 10/4/2021

 

Judy Baker (b. 1943)

• Seminole Palmetto Doll Artist • Folk Historian Judy Baker learned the craft of Seminole palmetto doll-making from her grandmother and mother, and began crafting the dolls... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Amazing Grace

Praise the Lord, 0 my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. (Psalm 103:1, NIV) I was about five years old when I got sent on a bus to residential school. I don't... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Eternity in My Heart

At age four, I was taken from my home by the Children's Aid Society. They placed me in about seven different foster homes in the space of two years because I kept running away, tryi... — Updated 6/16/2021 Full story

 

Mary Killman (b. 4.9.1991)

• Olympian, Synchronized Swimmer • Silver Medalist, Pan American Games • 2001 Synchro Athlete of the Year* Although born in Ada, Oklahoma and reared in Texas, swimming... — Updated 6/7/2021

 

Outstanding Native Women

• First Indigenous Canadian Woman to own and operate an airline • Included in DC Comics graphic novel Wonder Women of History "Dream it, design it, do it," Teara Fraser, who is... — Updated 3/27/2021

 

God Knows Me

When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be. Psalm... — Updated 3/27/2021

 
 By Bill Miller    Life Story

Tumbling Down a Dark Staircase

My childhood was dark. First memories are pretty negative. I'm the firstborn of nine children. What I remember of my childhood was fighting, drunkenness and pain. I have a lot of... — Updated 2/2/2021

 

From Victim to Victory

So if the Son makes you free, you will be free for sure. John 8:36 NLV In 1983, I was charged with first-degree murder. At the time, I was so messed up with drugs, that half the time I didn't really know what I was doing. I thought... — Updated 12/8/2020

 

Back from the Bottom of Life

Perhaps like DeBora Gurno, you feel you’ve reached the bottom of your life. But you are not alone. Your Father in heaven is waiting for you to turn to Him through Jesus Christ. He is longing for you to enter a relationship with... — Updated 12/8/2020

 

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