Health and Wellness

Small steps can improve health and wellness. Exercising more and eating healthier can help us live longer and better lives. For those coping with illness, embracing healing with a positive attitude and a healthful mindset can make a real difference. Taking a day by day approach can help those recovering from addiction and those who face other health challenges.

Plant-based proteins

Try Plant-Based Proteins to Cut Your Grocery Bill

As delicious as they are affordable, these nutritious foods make summer eating a joy.

Lou Ortenzio, director of the Clarksburg Mission Community; photo by Scott Goldsmith

How This Doctor Brings Hope to Those in Recovery

The West Virginia physician overcame his own addiction and now helps others in his community.

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Edward Grinnan

After a Deep Loss, a Heartfelt Thank You

A note of appreciation for all the prayers and support in the wake of a wife’s death.

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4 Places to Make Sure You Use Sunscreen

Soak up this summer knowing you’re protected from head to toe.

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Edward Grinnan

Talking with Love and Understanding About Suicide

After a beloved wife’s decision, rejecting shame and embracing honesty

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Catherine Madera; photo by Brandon Hill

The Journal of a Sister Lost to Cancer Bolstered Her Faith

Her late sister had made her peace with the Lord. Could she?

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Mitchell Hollis, founder of Run For God; photo by Michael A. Schwarz

He Stopped Running from His Past to Head Toward God

He thought he knew what he was running for—until he figured out what he was running from.

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Jeanette Levellie; photo by Matthew Gilson

Overcoming Her Sugar Addiction Was the Sweetest Victory of All

Accepting that she relied on sweets made her view her love of them differently.

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Jeanette Levellie

Her Faith Helped Her Overcome Sugar Addiction

When Jeanette Levellie realized she was addicted to sugar, she turned to God for help.

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Man breaking a cigarette in half; Getty Images

Divine Intervention Helped Him Quit Smoking

This heaven-sent dream motivated him to beat his nicotine addiction.

Musician and author Naomi Judd; photo by Harry Langdon

Guideposts Classics: Naomi Judd on Stepping Out in Faith

In this story from January 2003, musician and author Naomi Judd recalls how faith led her to a successful career and helped her cope with a hepatitis C diagnosis.

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16 Encouraging Bible Verses for Walking and Running

Whether you are a casual runner or training for a marathon, these scriptures will uplift you and keep you moving.

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I See God When I Go Running

Feeling His divine presence on the streets—and trails—of Manhattan.

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Jeannie Hughes with her husband, Roger; photo by Scott Goldsmith

She Was Inspired by Her Husband's Positivity While Dealing with Cancer

Her husband’s diagnosis didn’t challenge his faith. Why did it shake hers?

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John Simmons holds his father’s Bible; photo by Whitney Curtis

A Gambling Addict's Path to Redemption

Opening his late father’s Bible helped him to find God and reclaim his life

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Randall Liberty; photo by Katye Martens Brier

A Prison Warden's Victory Over PTSD

After years in the military and law enforcement, he opened up about his struggles with trauma and learned that God was listening

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