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Today show news anchor Craig Anchor; photo by  Larsen&Talbert

Craig Melvin: His Father's Sobriety Restored Their Relationship

When his Pops finally stopped drinking at age 67, the Today show news anchor got acquainted with the man he barely knew.

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An illustration of a woman sleeping in her bed; Illustration By GÉRARD DUBOIS

How a Series of Mysterious Dreams Saved Her Life

In these intense dreams, a shadowy specter relayed messages that prompted her to take action.

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Shorter days by the fire

How to Enjoy the Positive Side of Earlier Sunsets

Darkness doesn’t have to be a state of mind as we “fall back” into the shorter days of autumn.

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Today Show new anchor Craig Melvin; video by Larsen & Talbert

Craig Melvin: How His Father Was Changed by Sobriety

The Today Show news anchor shares what a difference it made in the life of his family when his father confronted and overcame his alcohol and gambling addictions.

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Pastor Matt Hall hikes the Appalachian Trail; video by Michael A. Schwarz

How the Great Outdoors Helped a Pastor on His Sobriety Journey

United Methodist pastor Matt Hall shares how a summer ministering to hikers along the Appalachian Trail influenced his recovery from drug addiction.

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Mark Massey, mayor of Round Top; video by Robert Seale

Greetings from Round Top, Texas

Residents of the tiny central Texas town that twice a year is a major destination for those who love antiques share what makes Round Top special.

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Author and lifestyle expert Katie Brown

Katie Brown's Tips for Thanksgiving Decor

The author and lifestyle expert shares some creative and affordable ways you can make your table look especially festive for Thanksgiving.

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Amy Grant; photo by Cameron Powell

Positive Thinker: Amy Grant, Singer, Songwriter, Musician

The Grammy and Dove Award winner on her favorite place to pray, her go-to Bible verses and a secret talent you likely didn't know she had.

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Cathy Heying, founder of Lift Garage;video by Matthew Gilson

An Unlikely Mechanic's Tips for Second-Act Careers

Cathy Heying, founder and executive director of a non-profit auto repair shop that serves low-income people in Minnesota, offers advice on how you can recognize when it's time to follow a new direction in life.

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Roberta Messner; video by Scott Goldsmith

How Gratitude Helps Roberta Messner Cope with Chronic Pain

Roberta Messner shares how the support and encouragement of others—and the gratitude it engendered—helped her cope with chronic pain.

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A senior woman reads a letter.

An Easy Way to Love Your Elders: Write Them a Letter

A national program tackles the loneliness epidemic, one letter at a time.

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Jennifer Lopez as Selena (Alamy)

8 Movies That Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Whether a classic like Selena or a new animated flick, these films honor Hispanic culture. 

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Edward Grinnan

The Journey of Recovery: Making Peace with the Past

In a Jesus Calling podcast, Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan makes a discovery.

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Guideposts Daily Planner

5 Ways to Use a Daily Planner to Grow Your Faith

Schedule time to connect with God and strengthen your prayer practice.

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