The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.

Coretta Scott King

Widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Motivational Stories

The Surprise Blessings of Thank-You Notes

When you have to write one, you may be stumped. But then you’ll discover that expressing gratitude is infectious.

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David and Tamela Mann.

David and Tamela Mann: Their Secrets to Love, Marriage and Family

Listen to the first chapter of actor David Mann and singer Tamela Mann's new memoir, Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family.

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Prayer Stories

Pray for Peace on the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

Whether you know it as Veterans Day or Remembrance Day, it’s a reminder to pray for peace.

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Pray Effectively

10 Best Evening Prayers from the Bible

Before you turn out your light for the night, pray some inspiring and comforting words from Scripture.

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Positive Living

3 Make-Ahead Tips for a Positive Dinnertime

Investing just a little prep time can transform your meal into an nutritious and relaxing experience.

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Stories of Hope

The Importance of Feeling Pain

When we face our emotional turbulence, we find that we are not alone. 

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Managing Life Changes

9 Inspirational Quotes for Retirement

Retirement is never the end of your journey. Enjoy these nine motivational quotes to inspire you as you plan for the next phase of your life.

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Celtic Mystic John O'Donohue
Stories of Faith

4 Keys to Experience Wonder from John O'Donohue

Use these principles from an expert in Celtic spirituality to find wonder in everyday life  

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Addiction and Recovery

How David Tyree's Faith Helped Him Turn Away from Drugs and Alcohol

The former NFL player credits God for his recovery from addiction.

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Country music legend Johnny Cash
Addiction and Recovery

Johnny Cash on Overcoming Addiction

In this story from November 1970, beloved singer Johnny Cash reveals the story of his struggle with drugs—and the Bible verse that inspired his recovery.

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Addiction and Recovery

An Encounter in the Checkout Line

This woman was the last person she wanted to see at a time like this.

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Dr. Thomas Andrew in his days as New Hampshire’s chief medical examiner
Addiction and Recovery

Why This Former Pathologist Is Going to Seminary

He witnessed the opioid epidemic, but the memory of a Boy Scout leader led him to a new path.

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