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.
Maddie McGarvey

How The Good News Llamas Spread God's Love

After spending an afternoon at a llama exhibition at the Ohio State Fair, Tom Ross was fascinated and he saw these creatures as a sign. He always felt like he and his wife, Judy, should be doing something more with their lives, so he decided to buy some llamas. Judy was skeptical, but when she saw how these animals helped others, it not only changed her view but their lives as well.

Power of casual friendships

The Surprising Positive Impact of Casual Friendships

How taking the time to cultivate “weak ties” can open doors to new sources of happiness.

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Praise God even when you're tired

Praise God, No Matter What

Whether we are stressed, worried or overwhelmed, God asks us to love Him in the moment.

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Faith of our fathers

A Father’s Day Celebration of Faith

Great examples of love in action from fathers and father figures.

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Simple celebrations for Father's Day

3 Simple Celebrations for Father's Day

Meaningful ways to thank the father or father figure in your life—without breaking the bank.

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A married couple holding hands.

10 Bible Verses to Strengthen Your Marriage

The Bible is full of inspiration and encouragement for having a loving relationship.

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Mom talks to teen son.

How to Choose Peace Instead of Anger

A mom, in a heated moment, slows down and prays over a situation with her teenage son.

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Robert and Son Vo today.

How This Veteran Discovered the Son He Left in Vietnam

Decades after the war, this veteran took a DNA test that forever changed his life. 

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A diverse happy family having dinner.

His Addiction Was in God's Hands

Her husband dealt with alcohol addiction and it was tearing their family apart. Could she save their marriage?

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Trouper the raccoon

How a Rescued Raccoon Became Her Best Friend

A licensed wildlife rehabilitator, she nursed an injured racoon back to health, and soon an unbreakable bond existed between them.

Memorial Day flags

Honoring Memorial Day at a Beloved Cemetery

Cemeteries are as full of life as they are of death. Here’s why.

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Robert Nore (right) and his son Son Vo

46 Years Later, a Heartwarming Father-Son Reunion

He'd long thought nothing good had come from his Vietnam experience. Forty-six years later, an e-mail proved him wrong.

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The American flag

10 Memorial Day Quotes That Honor America's Fallen Heroes

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for those who bravely sacrificed their lives serving our country and protecting our freedom. Here are ten of our favorite quotes to help honor and remember these heroes on this important day.

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Why a Veteran and His Remarkable Dog Traveled Across the Country

Why a Veteran and His Remarkable Dog Traveled Across the Country

When his dog was diagnosed with cancer, Rob Kugler left his life behind for an epic road trip.

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