What breath is to the physical body, hope is to the human spirit. Hope is what consoles us. It is the fuel that energizes us, gets us up in the morning, and propels us through the day.

John R Claypool


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How to Pray

How the Prayer of Confession Can Transform Us

With accountability comes healing and peace.

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How to Pray

3 Lessons in Prayer from the Grandkids

A greater understanding of why Jesus said, “Become like little children.”

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Life Advice

7 Ways to Calm Down During a Panic Attack

If you're having an anxiety attack, these 7 tips may help you slow down your breathing and get back on track.

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A Nurse’s Angelic Encounter in a Department Store

Memories swirled around her as she shopped in the housewares aisle. But who was the mysterious woman that unexpectedly appeared? 

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Magic Johnson on Why “Faith is Everything” For Him

The NBA legend discusses the importance of faith and his new documentary, “They Call Me Magic.”

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Grandparenting Teens: Stay Present in Your Grandchild’s Life

A teen behavior expert shares tips for those who are having difficulty maintaining a relationship with their teenage grandchildren. 

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16 Encouraging Bible Verses for Walking and Running

Whether you are a casual runner or training for a marathon, these scriptures will uplift you and keep you moving.

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Inspirational Bible Verses

Praying Bible Verses for Spring Cleaning

Use these Bible verses to energize and inspire your spring cleaning routine.

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Positive Living

15 Inspiring Quotes for Spring

These inspiring quotes about spring, along with the beautiful photos, will warm your heart, whether spring is in the air or you're surrounded by snow.

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Seasonal Prayers

3 Prayers for Spring

May a new season of prayer blossom in your heart and in your life.

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Inspiring Scripture to Celebrate Spring
Bible Resources

7 Bible Verses About Spring

Seven hopeful Bible verses to celebrate spring. 

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Addiction and Recovery

After a Year of Sobriety, She Turned to Helping Others

She thought she was ready for romance, but her AA sponsor introduced her to an entirely different kind of relationship.

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Prayers for Recovery

12 Scriptures to Help You Pray Through Recovery

We are all recovering from something, if not addiction. Here are some Bible verses to help.

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Addiction and Recovery

Addiction—No One Is Beyond Hope

Through the grace of God, recovery is available to everyone.

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Having Overcome Addiction, This Acclaimed Chef Gives Back to Others
Addiction and Recovery

Having Overcome Addiction, This Acclaimed Chef Gives Back to Others

His love for Israeli food and his faith in a higher power helped this James Beard Award recipient reclaim his life.

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