Courtney T. Ball

Archive - June 2015

I’m the Lucky One

Yesterday I attended a retreat as part of a media summit focused on trauma and resilience. We were given a writing assignment in which we were asked to honestly reflect on a personal story of unresolved trauma. *         *         * If I’m honest, I don’t feel any deep reservoir of unresolved trauma. Sure, I’ve...

Give Me the Good News

Good news can make you stronger. Early Christian storytellers knew this. They took the tragedy of their hero’s execution and turned it into a “good news” story of resurrection. No one today can empirically prove whether or not they made that last bit up, but either way there is plenty of evidence the tactic worked. The good news...