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Capt. Wendy Lawrence and father Vice Admiral William Lawrence; photo courtesy Wendy Lawrence

This Pioneering Astronaut Looked Up to Her War-Hero Dad

Growing up she barely knew her father. But his unshakeable faith through unspeakably tough times inspired her to reach for the stars.

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A small red dress with a matching pair of red shoes; Photo credit: Getty Images

An Answered Prayer for a Heaven-Sent Child

After countless pleas to God for a baby girl, He delivered miracles to her family for Christmas.

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Saved by a mother

How a Mother’s Cancer Helped Save Her Daughter’s Life

Finding eternal love and support after an unplanned doctor’s visit

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Celebrating Mom

10 One-Sentence Ways to Thank Your Mom

A Mother’s Day gift doesn’t have to be more complicated than a simple, true expression of your love.

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An illsutration of an angels embracing a mother and daughter; Illustration by Amalia Restrepo

She Feared Being Alone with Her Mom with Alzheimer’s

She didn’t know how to comfort her anxious mother. Then a childhood memory—and a prayer—saved the day.

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An angel holding a small sprout; Illustration by Carmen Garcia

How a Pinterest Board Eased Her Grief

She had always longed to be a grandmother. Then she realized that her life could still be full of love and opportunity.  

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Rick Hamlin with his father's Bible; photo by Jim Anness

A Handwritten Prayer Gave Him a Deeper Understanding of His Late Father

He thought he knew his father well: his devotion to family, his solid faith. A slip of paper in a forgotten Bible revealed more.

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Sheila and Kristen with their grandmother's photo; Photo courtesy: Sheila Poppen

Her Heaven-Sent Vision Guided Her to The Perfect Blessed Gift

After struggling to find a gift for her sister’s wedding, she was divinely led to one of her grandmother’s keepsakes…

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Brenda Graham with a quilt; photo courtesy Brenda Graham

Five Quilts for Five Sisters: A Goodbye Gift from Their Mother

They thought they knew everything about their mother, but she had one last surprise for them.

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Colleen Radke and daughter Wynn; photo courtesy Colleen Radke

Waterfalls and Mother Nature Restored the Spirits of a Mom and Daughter

Colleen Radke shares how a difficult divorce and the trials brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic inspired her to get back to nature with her five-year-old daughter.

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Robert Boggs mom, Melree Boggs, in 1936

A Tribute to His Late Nature-Loving Mother

His beloved mom loved and cared for all of God’s creatures.

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Mother and daughter decluttering; Getty Images

The Do's and Don'ts of Decluttering as a Family

Organizing and cleaning your home together might bring you closer than you think. 

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Kyle on his graduation night with Grandma Honeybunch; photo courtesy Brenda Brown

His Grandmother Trained Him to Be a Gentleman

When he became interested in girls, he knew just where to turn for guidance: a grandmother named Honeybunch.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries; photo by Kennies Earl

Keep the Faith: The Joy of Giving at Christmas

Guideposts’ Vice President of Ministries shares a treasured family memory of an early experience with Christmas giving.

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