You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.

Desmond Tutu

1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner, former archbishop of the South African Anglican Church and social activist

Laura Beebe with her canine guardian angel, Snow
Service Animals

How an Energetic Puppy Helped a Diabetic Manage Her Disease

She thought she couldn't handle a puppy. She never could have guessed how that dog would help her manage her diabetes.

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Inspiring Stories

When God Seems Far Away

Just like waiting for spring flowers to emerge, know that light and color will enter your life again.

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Life Advice

The Spring-Cleaning Job I Look Forward to Most

“Remove to renew” is a guiding principle in my tiny fruit orchard as well as in my life.

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Judging others hurts them and you.
Faith and Prayer

Judge Not—Love More

None of us are in a position to cast stones; we are all in need of grace.

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unexpected job loss

What to Do When You’re Unexpectedly Unemployed

These tips will help you in the moments and days immediately after an unexpected job loss.

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Edward Grinnan and Gracie Visit 'Good Morning America'

Join Edward Grinnan and his dog, Gracie, as they visit Good Morning America for a chat with Robin Roberts about Edward's book, Always By My Side!

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Living Longer, Living Better

100-Year-Old Singer Vera Lynn's Record-Breaking New Album

This beloved British singer is celebrating her 100th birthday by releasing a new album and sponsoring a charity concert.

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Trending Stories

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5 Ways to Heal in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Here are 5 ways to heal your mind, body and soul in the happiest place on earth.

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Positive Living

Enjoy Beautiful Spring Flowers

Get a jump on the joys of the season with Judy Royal Glenn's lovely photographs of spring flowers.

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5 Things to Take Up This Lent
Power of Prayer

5 Things to Take Up This Lent

Lent doesn’t always mean forbidding ourselves pleasure; it can be an opportunity to seek the pleasure of God’s love and presence.

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Positive Living

Inspiring Quotes for Spring

These inspiring quotes about spring, along with the beautiful photos, will warm your heart, whether spring is in the air or you're surrounded by snow.

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Better Living

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People Helping People

At-Risk Teens Grow Hope in Community Garden

Here's how Project L.I.F.T.'s inspiring after school program helps these teens prepare for a better future.

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Military Families

3 Ways to Cope When Life Is Disrupted

For military families, schedules and plans can change in an instant. Here’s how to manage.

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A smiling mature couple
Caregiver Burnout

7 Ways for a Caregiving Couple to Keep Their Marriage Strong

Caregivers naturally place a great deal of focus on loved ones who require care, but "couple care" is important, too. Here are some helpful tips for keeping your marriage healthy.

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Living Longer, Living Better

How Volunteering Adds Life to Your Years

Retirees frequently find purpose and fulfillment by turning to volunteering; here are some reasons why you might want to follow in their footsteps.

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