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Post Cards 9-11 memorial on Staten Island in New York City (Alamy)

9/11 Memorials Around the Country

From New York to Hawaii, towns and cities across the nation have constructed moving memorials so that we never forget the thousands who were lost during the September 11 terrorist attacks. 

This NY Fireboat Saved Hundreds of People on 9/11

This NY Fireboat Saved Hundreds of People on 9/11

The restored Fireboat McKean is being transformed into a floating museum.

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Cockatiel

How Cockatiels Inspired Thoughts of Eternity

There’s a lot these funny, spunky pets don’t know about a bigger world—but we do.

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Ron King, executive director at Oscar's Place Adoption Center and Sanctuary, and a rescue donkey

Welcome to Oscar's Place: A Donkey Adoption Center and Sanctuary

Former media executive Ron King discusses how he began rescuing donkeys from slaughterhouses and giving them the life they deserve. 

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Caleb Smith relaxing on a hammock with a bunny

How a Boy Turned His Dream of Training Comfort Rabbits into a Reality

Caleb Smith runs Peacebunny Island, a non-profit that raises rescue rabbits and pairs them with people who need them. 

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Alison Teal swimming with dolphins in Hawaii

How a Childhood Swimming with Dolphins Led This Conservationist to Her Mission

Alison Teal is determined to protect dolphins and the ocean they call home.

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Kabul, Afghanistan; photo Getty Image/christophe_cerisier

How a Military Chaplain is Finding Strength After News in Afghanistan

The importance of seeking encouragement through prayer, connection and camaraderie during these challenging times.

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Allyson Felix, Hidilyn Diaz and Kendra Harrison; Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

10 Olympians on Their Faith and Connection to God

Whether they win or lose in the field, court or arenas, these Olympic medalists are ultimately winning in life.

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Edward Grinnan

How Faith Transcends Language Barriers

No matter what divides us, something bigger brings us together.

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Edward Grinnan

20 Years After 9/11, How One Truth Remains

There is one lesson about that terrible day above all else.

Mother Teresa in 1965 (Credit Trinity MirrorMirrorpixAlamy)

Meeting Mother Teresa Led Him to a Life of Service

Hal Donaldson’s inspiring nonprofit, Convoy of Hope, feeds millions of people around the world.

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Edward and Gracie

How Guideposts Readers Can Spread the Love

If you don’t save your issues of the magazine, consider doing this.

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Sunset

The Last Song of a Dying Loved One

Sedated and unable to speak in her last hours, an elderly mother still inspires her family through faith.

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Woman Horseback Riding at Sunset (Getty Images)

The Spiritual Lessons She Learned on Her Horse Farm

Author Cara Whitney, wife of Larry the Cable Guy, shares how farm life deepened her relationship with God.

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Col. Christopher Whelan; photo by Scott Goldsmith

How He Helps to Keep the Legacy of Flight 93 Alive

An Army officer remembers a beloved family member and the other 39 heroes who died in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001.

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George Turner, Jr.; photo by Dan MacMedan

God Blessed This Bike Shop Owner with a New Path

He was sure the pandemic would spell the end of his struggling bicycle shop. His pastor—and the Man Upstairs—had other ideas.

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