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Angels on Earth


Today an advanced copy of The New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury’s new novel landed on my desk. My coworkers knew I wanted first peek at it, the first book in her new series called Angels Walking, which debuts September 2.

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Daily Devotions


Last Sunday morning I had to grapple with a deep disappointment, the kind I knew could easily morph into anger. I needed to be alone, so I sent the family on to church and stayed home.

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Albert loves to work. I see that every morning as I cross the little park in front of our New York apartment and see him at work. He sweeps, he rakes, he picks up trash, he scrubs, he shines, packs up garbage, he cleans off the slide and the swings in the playground.

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Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life. (Psalm 23:6a)

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Inspirational Stories


It’s been more than three years since my brother-in-law Mick took his life. Like Robin Williams, he was brilliant and talented. He never saw the heights of fame that Williams did, but he certainly knew the same depths, the depths of depression and addiction that so many people in this world struggle with hour by hour.  

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For many, the first Monday in September of every year is simply a much-needed day off work, but it’s truly more than that. Labor Day was established to recognize and honor the social and economic achievements of American workers.

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Outreach Ministries


I really suspect that the things I’m sharing today hold true, no matter which branch of the military your son or daughter calls home. But I can only lay claim to personal experience with being a Marine mom.

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This time of year is one of transition…from long summer days to crisp and colorful fall ones, from summer camps and vacations to school. It is a time of change for all of us, yet surely more marked changes for some than others.

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Life after Death


For three wonderful years I have been writing this blog, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Hearing from people all over the world, with their own very personal experiences of life and death, has been extraordinary for me.

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Mysterious Ways


Today’s guest blogger is assistant editor Daniel Kessel.

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National Grandparents Day is coming up this Sunday, so I thought I’d share a story from writer–and first-time grandmother!–Delace Canada. Last spring, she was watching her 14-month-old granddaughter, Sakura, when something truly incredible happened. Here’s her story…

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Stories of Faith


I’m out for a morning run and the day is splendid. Early sun presses through the thick-leafed maples, throwing shadowy patterns on the ground. The sky is tender wash of color. The green growth along the road is dewy, and I can hear the gentle rush of the stream that bubbles and winds alongside the road.

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Positive Thinking


One of the nicest perks of my job is all the interesting and inspiring books that cross my desk. Those that have a possible story for the magazine, I try to look at right away. The others have to wait until I have a free moment.

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