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Inspiration

During hard times, such as parenting challenges, marital problems, illness, or financial struggles, we can all draw on deep sources of comfort and hope to help guide us forward.

Creating memories during summer

Memories of a Special Summer Day

A summer evening that led to a lifelong partnership full of family and joy.

An artist's rendering of a trio of first-responders enjoying a potluck meal

Someone Cares: Thank-You Tuesdays

Congregants at a Texas church show their thanks to their community's first-responders with some homemade hospitality.

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An artist's rendering of two lawn chairs with a sign between them urging folks to stop and chat

Someone Cares: Stop and Chat

A small-town resident noticed her friends and neighbors were too often distracted by their smartphones. Her solution was simple but very effective.

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An artist's rendering of a woman holding up a bag full of recycling

Someone Cares: Earth Friendly

A woman's childhood habit of collecting empty bottles for the deposit money evolves into a way to help to keep her local parks clean.

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The blessings of sight

The Blessings of Sight

Fighting a progressive eye disease with the help of doctors, family, friends and prayer.

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The miracle of you.

The Miracle of YOU!

Sometimes I search far and wide for a miracle and completely forget that my very existence is pretty miraculous already.

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Bless those who mop floors.

Prayers of Gratitude for Workers We Take for Granted

Some tasks in life aren’t the most fun. But they can be the most meaningful.

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Nicki Cooper smiles at her twin sons

After Divorce, Could She Find Forgiveness?

They were parents of twin sons, but she and her ex-husband couldn't find common ground. How could she change her feelings?

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Helping a stranger get to the grocery store has a divine aspect.

Would You Help a Stranger?

Helping a disabled stranger get to the supermarket has a whiff of the divine.

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9 ways work is a blessing.

9 Ways Work Is a Blessing

How work spiritually enriches our lives and the lives of others.

Late Bloomer: Discover Your Talent at Any Age

Late Bloomer: Dreams Have No Age Limit

Some people were born with talent. I wasn’t one of them

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 A Heaven-Sent Pizza Delivery

A Heaven-Sent Pizza Delivery

I worried about my daughter traveling on her own. Until I got a sign in a most unusual way…

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Bill Marinelli feels most at home making music on a piano

How Could This Homeless Veteran Get Back on Track?

His love for music sustained him in hard times. Volunteers of America helped him in ways he couldn't have imagined.

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Roberta Messner

Experience Has Taught This Nurse to Trust Her Intuition

A highly trained nurse reveals one of the secrets to her success: Trusting her instincts.

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