QUOTE OF THE DAY

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Nelson Mandela

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Friends and Family

Random Acts of Kindness to Do for Your Friends

February 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. Here are some kind things you can do for your friends.

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Life Advice

Do You Embrace All Your Emotions?

“Emodiversity” celebrates the idea that a full life contains a wide range of thoughts and feelings.

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Elizabeth Gray
Stories of Hope

Could This Introverted Army Wife Handle Yet Another Move?

She struggled to make new friends each time her husband was reassigned. Could she summon the courage to make just one new connection?

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Life Advice

4 Keys to Finding Happiness in Your Home

Check in with these tips for finding joy wherever you hang your hat.

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How to Pray

Rebekah of the Bible: An Answered Prayer for Success

A surprise encounter offers insights for how to pray for a good day.

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Journalist and broadcaster Tamron Hall
Stories of Faith

Tamron Hall on the People Who Influence Her Faith Life

The popular talk show host gets personal, discussing those who inspire her every day.

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Dogs

Was a Puppy the Answer to Their Stale Marriage?

Could a 12-week-old golden retriever help revive their long union?

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How to Pray

Do You Only Pray for People You Know?

How to inject some new life into your prayer practice by praying for those you’ve yet to meet.

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Addiction and Recovery

Married to a Meth Addict, She Had Difficult Choices to Make

Listen as Erin Leonhardt shares how she came to understand that she couldn't "fix" her husband's meth addiction, that in trying to help him, she was actually enabling him.

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Addiction and Recovery

A Counselor Addresses Common Myths About Addiction

Licensed alcohol and drug counselor Mary Spaulding discusses and debunks some of the myths and misconceptions associated with addiction and recovery.

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Addiction and Recovery

This Owner of a Steel Company Succeeds by Giving Addicts a Second Chance

The founder and owner of an industrial steel processing company in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, shares how his own daughter's struggles with addiction inspired him to change his hiring process to give recovering addicts a chance at a decent job with a working wage.

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Addiction and Recovery

Laura McKowen on the ‘Magic’ of Sobriety

The ‘We Are the Luckiest’ author shares how faith and a new perspective helped her recover from alcohol abuse.

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