Each chooses to be victor or victim, says Ben, who suffers from a cranial face disorder. In this video, Ben tells his life story that includes being called a monster. He concludes that God delivers.

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Your journey in life can stop you in your tracks and take your breath away. When this happens, what can you do? How can you move forward? Noelle talks about her disappointments and heartache, then shares what she does to start new chapters in her life.

Noelle created an ultimate bucket list that helps her look forward to the future. She offers advice on how to push your fears aside by trying new things. As a competitive person, Noelle understands how easy it is to compare yourself with the excellent efforts and talents of others. But she reminds you that God expects you to be yourself, to develop your talents, and not to compare them with others….

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The earthquake lasted only seconds, but over 200,000 people died, and over 300,000 were injured. Marji speaks English, and when groups of rescue workers began to arrive from around the world, Marj knew she would be needed to help translate. But she wasn’t ready to help and needed to be left alone to process her thoughts…

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