Podcast: This I Believe by Leah Holiday

I was born in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Hawai’i was the setting for almost my whole childhood, the first seven years of my life. This place was where I was the...

Podcast: This I Believe by Kristen Schwalm

This I believe…words can hurt.  Words are a way to express emotion.  Sometimes good, other times bad.  Words stick to people like glue.  They can be reinforcing or hurtful. ...

Podcast: This I Believe by Adam Blakemore

I believe that miracles do not happen. I’m not saying that good things do not happen, I am just saying that you have to make things happen on your...

This I Believe… Olivia Tritschler

Life isn’t fair. This is a commonly used line by parents and children alike. Often used when one has to do something they would rather not do, or when one cannot do something they want to do. But these words hold truth.

This I Believe… Jessica Marshall

I believe that there is one special person for everyone. In my case, the special person is my best friend. It was my freshman year of high school. Like every fifteen-year old girl, I had various problems. One of the bigger problems was between this girl and me. We had been friends, but had a fight, and stopped talking. In the middle of the fight, I began to develop a friendship with another girl. We became extremely close and eventually, we reached the best friend level. This all happened during the second semester of ninth grade. Over the summer, we did almost everything together. I went with her and her family to Hatteras Island and it was the best time ever. When we came home, and returned to school, our bond was still strong.