Emma J. Bell/Eric Hogdon

Today’s #butterflykisses is Emma’s interview with Eric Hogdon. Eric’s 15-year old daughter Zoi, committed suicide in 2014.  Keeping her memory alive by sharing her story fills him with warmth because he knows she’s always a part of their lives and hearts...

Emma J. Bell/Joseph Oubelkas

Emma J. Bell/Joseph Oubelkas Today’s #butterflykisses is Emma’s interview with Joseph O.  He says he had a great youth and got his degree and started his own IT company by the age of 20.  By 24, he was working successfully for a client in Morocco, which was the land...

Emma J. Bell/Kia Scherr

Emma J. Bell/Kia Scherr Today’s #butterflykisses is Emma’s interview with Kia Scherr. Kia was visiting Florida when she heard on the horrific news that her husband and 13-year old daughter, who were in India, were attacked and gunned down by terrorists in Mumbai. When...

Emma J. Bell/Lee Davidson

Today’s #butterflykisses is Emma’s interview with Lee Davidson.  From the age of six, Lee was exposed to drugs in her family. At eight, she skipped school to take care of her brothers because of the drugs, guns and violence in her family. This soft spoken thriver also...

Emma J. Bell/Danielle Justus

Today’s #butterflykisses is Emma J. Bell’s interview with Danielle Justice.  In her 7-minute interview, Danielle shares how she worked through the guilt and shame of being molested by her uncle.  She distinguishes herself as living two lives: before forgiveness and...

FaithWorks of Abilene

FaithWorks of Abilene believes “it’s never too late to become what you might have been.” FaithWorks formed in the mind and heart of Joyce Dalzell many years before her first class in 2003.  She realized while she was volunteering at a local food...

Emma J. Bell/Madeleine Black

Emma’s interview with Madeleine Black teaches us more about thriving in her series of examining #50Thrivers.  Madeleine faces the horrors of being gang raped when she was 13-years old.  She shares how she learned to forgive the men who raped her and herself....

Emma J. Bell/Chloe Gallaway

Soulful child by Chloe Gallaway All six children in Chloe Gallaway’s family were raised in the wilderness, literally.  She entered the world when she was 12 after her brother died in an accident.  The grief turned into a breaking point and she forced her mother to...

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