Friends and Family

What is a family? Sometimes your family includes friends who stand by you in every season of life. The heart of your family might also be your marriage, or the meaning and purpose you derive from parenting, caregiving, or even loving the pets who never let you down.
Louise the rooster in a wheelchair.

Louise the Rooster Helps Others Build Confidence

A rooster in a wheelchair shows us that a little love and kindness goes a long way.

An illustration depicting Texas and Ontario on a map with a sash connecting them together.

Two Caregivers Find Comfort in This Hymn

A famous hymn made all the difference by lifting their spirits together.

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Renea and son Jacob with dock diving champs Lily (left) and Monte

How a Rescue Dog Helped Her Heal

A back injury left her unable to work, but a mixed-breed dog helped her find a new calling.

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Dr. and Mrs. Norman Vincent Peale

The Top 10 Things Norman Vincent Peale Taught His Granddaughter

Peale and his wife, Ruth, shared life lessons about family, love and faith that still resonate with their grandchildren today.

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Back to school

A Back-to-School Prayer for Our Children

An important time to guide and protect our children as they begin a new school year.

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Rick's son, Will, and his bride, Karen

What You Need in a Marriage

A dad offers blessings to his son on his wedding day.

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Vet adopts 30 pound cat

A Veteran with PTSD Rescues Adorable 30-Pound Cat

Gusman was looking for a therapy animal to help manage his PTSD. Enter, Meatloaf.

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Family praying

A Family’s Battle with Addiction

How one woman never lost faith despite her husband and children’s descent into drugs and alcohol

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A hospice nurse reading to a senior patient outside.

A Hospice Nurse Finds Glimpses of Heaven in Caregiving

A woman who deals with death every day explains how her calling is life-affirming.

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Des Monahan applies his wifes make-up

Husband Learns to Do Wife’s Make-up

She was losing her sight, so he started taking make-up lessons.

Chris and his mom are caregivers for each other.

He Put His Dreams on Hold to Be a Caregiver, Then Found the Inspiration He Needed

The man behind the popular blog NYC Smile 4 Me learns that his mission of bringing joy to others works in a small town as well as the Big Apple.

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Catherina and her feisty foal named Renaissance.

Renaissance: The Horse That Helped Her Embrace Middle Age

She was restless and coping with transitions in her life, when a special foal changed her attitude.

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An abstract illustration of a rooster crowing.

How a Rooster Helped Her Find Hope During a Divorce

A surprising encounter at a farm changed her outlook.

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Jeanne and Mo welcome some visitors.

Prisoners Help Abandoned Animals in a Unique Program

Go behind the scenes at the Monroe County Sheriff's Animal Farm.

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