Four Sayings That Lead to Wisdom: 1. I was wrong. 2. I'm sorry. 3. I don't know. 4. I need help.

Louise Penny

Canadian mystery writer

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Power of Prayer

How to Pray Your Way Through Christmas Stress

Stay serene and present in the midst of holiday chaos by focusing on what's truly necessary. 

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A life lesson from Mister Rogers
Life Advice

A Positive Life Lesson from Mister Rogers

Accepting all our feelings—both “good” and “bad”—is this icon’s most lasting gift to us all.

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Ginny Curry smiling in front of her Christmas cabin.
Stories of Hope

Her Husband Died Before Finishing Her Dream Christmas Cabin

But with the help of friends—and some divine inspiration—the pioneer cabin was ultimately completed.

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Inspiring Stories

Waiting for the Light of Christmas

In the darkness of Advent, praying for the light of Christ to shine.

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Tom Hanks Discovers He is Related to Mr. Rogers

The actor found out he has a deeper connection to the beloved children’s television host.

Actor Kirk Douglas
Movies and TV

Happy 103rd Birthday, Kirk Douglas!

In a long and accomplished life, Kirk Douglas has appeared in dozens of motion pictures, written more than 10 books, raised four sons and battled back from a debilitating stroke.

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Al McDowell holds the small, white Bible he received in the military

Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary: The Gift that Gave Him Hope

A young naval radioman survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and found purpose in life, thanks to a palm-sized Bible from the Commander-in-Chief.

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Dolly Parton in 'Heartstrings'
Movies and TV

Dolly Parton on the 'Heartstrings' Behind Her New Series

The country singer’s new anthology series brings her beloved songs to life.

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The pleasure of solitude
Emotional and Mental Health

3 Positive Reasons to Seek Out Solitude

During the busy holiday season, finding the joy of alone-time is a gift you can give yourself.

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Tips To Help Seniors Declutter
Advice for Caregivers

5 Tips To Help Seniors Declutter

Aging in place is easier for the elderly, and their caregivers, when the home is clutter-free.

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Christmas spirit
Power of Prayer

A Prayer to Stay in the Holiday Spirit

Keep the pressure and stress of the season at bay with these words for Advent.

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Addiction counselor Tony Kennedy
Addiction and Recovery

Why Is Sobriety Often So Hard to Maintain?

Senior Editor Jim Hinch looks back at what we've learned from our two-year series on Overcoming Addiction.

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Singer/Songwriter Paul Overstreet at The 3rd. Annual "Mississippi GRAMMY Legacy" Celebration at Bluesville at Horseshoe Casino on May 28, 2009 in Robinsonville, Mississippi.
Addiction and Recovery

How God's Love Helped This Country Singer Out of Addiction

His life took a turn for the worse as he got into drugs and alcohol. But God had another a plan for him.

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Ross Hauser uses the 12 steps to live sober, one day at a time.
Addiction and Recovery

Too Young to Be an Alcoholic?

As a teen, he drank to feel grown-up and denied he had a problem. But only through sobriety has he truly become an adult.

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The Rainbow That Led Them to a Better Life
God's Grace

The Rainbow That Led Them to a Better Life

She didn't know how to help her husband, who struggled with alcohol abuse, until a rainbow showed her the way.

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