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Filling out tax paperwork with a calm spirit.

Faith and Taxes

Facing a mound of paperwork with efficiency and a calm spirit.

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Jim Caviezel and James Faulkner in "Paul, Apostle of Christ"

Jim Caviezel on the Very Personal Motivation Behind His New Faith-Based Film

The actor shares the personal reason why he wanted to sign on to "Paul, Apostle of Christ," his first faith-based film in 14 years. 

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Reading the Bible for comfort

4 Bible Verses to Fight Fear

Nowhere in the Bible does it say, “And then God failed me.”

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Why you're wonderful!

The ‘Why You’re Great’ Project

A way to document little bits of loveliness for yourself and others

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Former collegiate and professional basketball star Otis Birdsong

Guideposts Classics: Otis Birdsong on Faith in Tough Times

In this story from April 1982, the former collegiate and professional basketball star recalls how faith and a mother's love saw him through a bad slump.

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Creating a recipe book based on When God Calls the Heart

A God Who Loves Details

Just the right items turn up for a recipe photo shoot for a book based on Hallmark's When God Calls the Heart.

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Building a relationship with God based on trust

The Trust Factor

Building a relationship with God doesn’t happen overnight. It takes months and years to fully appreciate His closeness.

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MADELEINE L'ENGLE, author, circa 2000. Credit:  © Shaw/Everett Collection

Madeleine L’Engle’s Faith and Persistence

Her children’s classic, A Wrinkle in Time, was rejected 42 times before it was published. Her trust in God helped it see the light of day.

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Turn your worries into blessings

Turn Your Worries into Blessings

If you’re preoccupied by problems, you have an option. Shift your focus to something positive, just for a moment.

Are you in the dark?

Are You in the Dark?

When you can’t find your way in the darkness, know that God has you by the hand.

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Author Madeleine L'Engle

Guideposts Classics: Madeleine L'Engle on Trusting That God Is with Us

In this story from December 2001, the beloved author recalls a time when a threat to her daughter's health tested—and then strengthened—L'Engle's faith.

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When things don't work out

When It Doesn't All Work Out

The good news is that God is with us whether we are happy or hurting. His love is far deeper than even our most overwhelming sorrows.

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Ginger Zee, chief meterologist at ABC News

Ginger Zee on Becoming a Meteorologist

Good Morning America's Ginger Zee shares what moved her to become a meteorologist and what she finds inspiring in her life and career.

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