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Even when you are striving, stumbling and struggling, it’s exhilarating if you sense you are growing.

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Gale Sayers (left) and Brian Piccolo
Friends

Guideposts Classics: Gale Sayers on the Power of Courage

In this story from October 1971, author and NFL legend Gale Sayers pays tribute to the courage and indomitable spirit of his dear friend and teammate, Brian Piccolo.

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Power of Prayer

7 Ways to Change Your Life

When encountering transforming love, big things can happen.

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A mother in her golden years with her daughter.
Aging Parents

Making Sure Mom Is Well Cared For: Can You Do It All?

Mothering your own mom requires an abundance of time and energy, so getting help is key.

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Iris and her pet cat, Thula
Cats

A Kitten Became Her Daughter's Perfect Companion

She worried her daughter's severe autism would prevent her from knowing true love and joy. Then came Thula.

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Firefighter in California

Pray a Litany in a Season of Wildfires

When natural disasters threaten homes and lives, here are words to calm fears and guide thoughts.

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Coping With Grief

A Love-Filled Moment at the Anniversary of a Death

A year after my father died, I feel myself shifting into a new relationship with grief.

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A woman working from her home office.
Work Life

Create a Peaceful Home Office

Declutter, add some plants, choose ample lighting and other ways to be productive while working at home.

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A young woman praying over a Bible.
Stories of Faith

When Fear Became Faith

A retired nurse learns to cope with the anxiety of the coronavirus pandemic by praying relentlessly—and focusing on some important truths.

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An online book club.
Managing Life Changes

9 Ways to Support Your Community During Tough Times

Shop locally, volunteer, buy gift cards and other ways to connect with those around you during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Parenting

How to Talk to Kids About Death

Whether an admired celebrity or someone closer to home has died, kids need age-appropriate honesty to process a loss.

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Life Advice

How to Look Ahead with Real—Not Fake—Positivity

A new season brings a fresh wave of worry about the future of the pandemic. Here’s how to name it, claim it and reframe it.

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Addiction and Recovery

Forgiving Her Alcoholic Father Helped Her Feel Whole

Her father was trying to make amends, but could she forgive him for his emotional abuse during her childhood?

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A man writing a letter.
Addiction and Recovery

How a Letter Saved Him from Alcohol Addiction

After driving under the influence of alcohol, a message of faith propelled him to change his life around.

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Making Amends: Grant and his Dad.
Addiction and Recovery

In Recovery for His Addiction, He Reconciled with His Father

After the childhood he had, he vowed never to talk to his father again and he almost didn’t.

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Janice visits this meditation garden before or after her shifts.
Addiction and Recovery

Fighting Opioid Addiction: A Nurse Shares Her Family's Struggles

Having lost one son to opioids and watched another son struggle with his addiction, this ICU nurse educates her patients about the dangers of opioid abuse.

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