More than anything, praying helps me concentrate and let go of things that don't matter in that moment. It gives me peace knowing I'm in good hands.

Katie Ledecky

five-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer

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6 Prayers to Let Go and Let God

Relieve fear and anxiety and remember Who is in control.

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George Washington’s Inspiring Definition of Friendship

Our first president understood that a true bond is cultivated and nurtured over time.

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Discover the surprising benefits of these winter activities 

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The Cost of Not Forgiving Others

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Inspiring Quotes from Presidents

Celebrate Presidents' Day with these  motivational and inspirational quotes from America's leaders. 

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6 Ways to Pray Like Abraham Lincoln

Our 16th president was a man of frequent prayer. Here's how we can benefit from his habits.

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Her Path to Sobriety Started with One Look

She saw herself in the eyes of a little girl.

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How a Police Veteran's Faith Helped a Victim He Knew

This vice officer wasn’t going to give up until he found the girl he used to babysit again.

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The Powerful Story of Golden State Warriors Chaplain Earl Smith

Before he was known as chaplain of the Golden State Warriors, Earl Smith faced a wrenching challenge when he came face to face with the man who shot him.

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Is A.A. for Alcoholics Only?

In this story from 1947, Bill Wilson, cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous, looks at how that group's principles apply to all.

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