Better Living

One key to better living is to look for wisdom in many places. Heeding wise words of life advice can help improve your health, increase your sense of wellness, and bring joy into each day. Good life advice can also fill you up in the literal sense, when it includes recipes for foods that nurture the body and spirit.

Brenda Gantt in her home kitchen; photo by Larsen&Talbert

Her Biscuits Gave This Widow a New Purpose in Life

After her husband died, she never thought she’d cook again. Little did she know what God had in store

Vocalist and actress Tamela Mann; photo courtesy @Tillymann Ent.

Positive Thinker: Tamela Mann, Gospel Singer, Wife, Mom

The acclaimed gospel singer, wife and mom on her love of the outdoors, the best advice she’s ever received and the hardest thing she’s ever done

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Lyricist Hal David (right) and composer Burt Bacharach; Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

Story of a Song: What the World Needs Now Is Love

Songwriter Hal David—partners with Burt Bacharach—had a sudden burst of inspiration while creating the lyrics for one of the Sixties’ most uplifting songs.

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Bubba Watson at Pensacola Country Club; photo credit: Larsen&Talbert

Bubba Watson: How Faith Helped Him Conquer His Anxiety

Champion golfer Bubba Watson's success on the PGA tour was nearly overshadowed by a lifelong disorder.

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Teen talking to mom

Why Saying ‘Anxiety Is Normal’ Can Help Us Heal

Children’s author Jason Reynolds makes the case that anxiety is an important, instructive part of the human experience.

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Eating roasted veggies

How to Cook Once, Eat Twice

Easy ways to mix up your meal planning while cutting back your work.

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Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson on the Bible and the Lessons His Parents Taught Him

The golf superstar and two-time Masters champion discusses the role that the Bible plays in his life and career and shares key lessons his parents taught him.

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Sue Livers of Madison, Indiana

Greetings from Madison, Indiana

Residents share info about and express their pride in Georgetown, Madison's historic Black neighborhood that was a active stop on the Underground Railroad.

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Southern cooking expert Brenda Gantt

3 Kitchen Tips from Cooking Sensation Brenda Gantt

The Facebook star, an expert in Southern cooking, offers advice on how to get good results in the kitchen and discusses the role of faith in her own life as a cook.

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Brenda Gantt's Strawberry Cake; photo credi by: Brenda Gantt

Brenda Gantt's Strawberry Cake

The Facebook sensation and queen of Southern-style home cooking shares her recipe for a dessert the whole family will love.

Author Christine Naman

A Mother's Tips for Talking to Kids About Drugs

Author Christine Naman, whose teenage daughter struggled with addiction, discusses actions parents can take to decrease the likelihood that their children will get involved with alcohol and drugs and to help them get sober if they do.

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Joy of giving

How Giving to Others Makes Us Feel Good

What would happen if we re-framed donating to charity as a joyful activity instead of a moral obligation?

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Chanté Adams and Michael B. Jordan in 'A Journal for Jordan' directed by Denzel Washington

The Remarkable True Story Behind ‘A Journal for Jordan’

Author Dana Canedy on how she knows God was watching the filming of the new movie directed by Denzel Washington. 

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Coping with grief during Covid

How to Cope with Prolonged Grief in the Age of Covid

Recognizing the signs of lingering grief can help you get the support you need.

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Sue Livers dressed as Patsy Harris; photo by Scott Goldsmith

Greetings from Small-Town America: Madison, Indiana

Residents of this Midwestern town share what makes their historic Georgetown neighborhood so special

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Young woman helping elderly woman with groceries

5 Ways to Bring Kindness into the New Year

The holidays may be over, but it’s never too late to spread some cheer.

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