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2019 Storytellers Concert A recap of an amazing night of songs & stories

Our Storytellers Concert was a perfect reminder of the power of stories to connect and inspire. If you weren’t there, you missed out, and no post could make up for that. But you can watch a pretty special video from the concert and read the stories that were performed. Chandra Ford performed Beth Leavell-Davis’s story, […]

Improbably Vulnerable Andrea Mann’s story as told to Liz Bergren

What you can’t see in the photos of Jason and I walking through the woods just after our wedding ceremony, under a purple umbrella as it started to rain, is Jason’s injured finger. The injury from an accident the evening prior involved a staple gun, wedding decorations, and a trip to the emergency room. Jason […]

Living Truth Carol Boltz's story as told to her daughter, Liz Boltz Ranfeld

  This summer, I went on a dream trip to France: sleeping in an ancient house next to a 16th Century castle, hiking with a donkey in the hills of the Ardeche, canoeing down the Dordogne river with four of my ten grandkids, tasting wine throughout the Cotes du Rhone region, and watching the Tour […]

Twice Convicted…Forever Free Beth Leavell-Davis's story as told to Chandra Ford

The year was 1991 and I was in my late 20s chronologically speaking, but I was living like a rebellious teenager.  In my mind I was enjoying life, but in reality . . . I was in prison. Things started out with me simply snorting cocaine, but then it turned to freebasing. My life took […]

A young mother with 18-cents to her name struggles to feed her child

Episode 11 of The Facing Project is available now! You hear a story. You are moved by that story. What do you do next? This story from Facing Hunger in Manhattan, Kansas, helped community members at Kansas State University realize how some of their students were food insecure. They heard the story, and they acted. […]