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.

Wedding bells
Wedding bells
Family

Prayers for a Son's Marriage Proposal

These parents longed for their son to find lasting love; would an Easter marriage proposal be the answer to their prayers?

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Do one nice thing a day for someone else.
Do one nice thing a day for someone else.
Inspiring Stories

6 Things I Learned Doing One Nice Thing a Day

It doesn’t cost anything to brighten someone’s day and your own as well.

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Family vacation at Grand Canyon National Park
Family vacation at Grand Canyon National Park

How National Parks Make Positive Family Memories

The parks are a sunny, connecting annual destination for my dad, my sister and me. 

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Celebrate Your Unique Gifts
Daily Devotions

Celebrate Your Unique Gifts

Embrace the gifts Jesus places in your life and ask Him to help you use them wisely.

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Saying goodbye to an old family friend.
Saying goodbye to an old family friend.
Friends

Saying Goodbye to a Peale Family Friend

As a lifelong friendship comes to a close, its blessings live on.

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 Carl Heinrich Bloch, 1875
 Carl Heinrich Bloch, 1875
Daily Devotions

A Devotional for Monday of Holy Week: The Cleansing

A Lenten perspective on  Jesus clearing out the Temple.

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The Essential Ingredients of Prayer
The Essential Ingredients of Prayer
Pray Effectively

The Essential Ingredients of Prayer

These powerful prayer tips are found in the Bible.

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Getting the flu on vacation. How to make the best of it.
Getting the flu on vacation. How to make the best of it.
Health and Wellness

The Peaceful Side of Flu on Vacation

The flu set in right as my plane touched down in Florida. Here’s how I preserved my inner peace while I recovered.

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The blessings of taxes
The blessings of taxes
Life Advice

The Blessing of Doing Your Taxes

That dreaded time of year is actually a reminder of gifts and abundance.

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Woman smiling
Woman smiling
Angels

She Found Comfort in Counting Blessings

A woman's fears are eased away when she encounters a young man with a list of reasons to smile.

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