Blessings

Blessings are all around us, if we have our eyes open to noticing the ways our families, friends, community, and God bless and enrich our lives each day.
Sabra Ciancanelli; photo by Roy Gumpel
Inspiring Stories

Blessed by a Glimpse of the Father She Barely Knew

Her mother teaching her son to cook proved to be an unexpected blessing for this mom.

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Praying with a child
How to Pray

5 Great Times to Pray the Aaronic Blessing

The Bible’s most well-known and oft-repeated benediction can touch lives throughout the day.

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An illustration of two jars with blessings and worries; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: More Blessed Than Stressed

Their blessings jar became a reminder to stay focused on the positive.

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Eleni Kalorkoti's illustration of a frustrated cook over a pot of beans
Stories of Faith

The Blessing of Burnt Beans

A ruined pot of beans taught her a valuable spiritual lesson.

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Ebenezer stone Bible story verses scripture positive living God's grace
Positive Living

What is an Ebenezer Stone?

During difficult times, let this Bible story remind you of God’s presence in your life.

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Keeping a journal
Emotional and Mental Health

Find the Most Positive, Helpful Journal for Your Personality

“Dear Diary” isn’t for everyone. Choose a journal that meets you where you are on your healing journey.

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Gracie romping
Dogs

Gracie’s Back! A Dog’s Positive Outlook on Life

It’s stressful to be a human. This golden retriever offers some alternatives.

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Potting plants
Positive Living

The Freedom and Beauty of Re-Potting a Plant

Every living thing outgrows its surroundings sometimes. With gentle care, we can all open up to new light.

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Reading psalms in the morning
Encouraging Bible Verses

6 Psalms to Start Your Day with Good News

The headlines can wait; instead, first take delight in God with these verses.

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Melissa Prewitt with her neighbor Audree; photo by Trace Thomas
Stories of Hope

Her Spirits Were Lifted by a Teen Who Did the Right Thing

She felt she had more problems than blessings, until a young neighbor changed her mind.

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