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Keeping hope alive

Tools to Keep Hope Alive

How faith, imagination and visualization can help you reach your goals.

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Pastor John Gray of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas

Pastor John Gray Speaks on Authenticity

Pastor John Gray of Houston's Lakewood Church speaks with Oprah Winfrey about the importance of authenticity and sincerity.

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José (in blue shirt and vest) and fellow chef volunteers in Puerto Rico making sancocho

When Natural Disasters Strike, Chef José Andrés Works Culinary Miracles for the Hungry

When people are suffering, this top chef has a three-pronged plan of attack: Show up, spread the word and pray.

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A voice inside Ken asked, Isn’t there somebody you need to forgive?

Finding a Way to Forgive His Only Remaining Family

After years of emotional abuse from his older brother, John, he decided it was time for forgiveness—for John's sake and his own.

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Ruth Graham: What My Father Taught Me

Ruth Graham: What My Father Taught Me

When author Ruth Graham's marriage crumbled, her father showed her what what God's love feels like.

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Journaling

5 Ways Prayer Journaling Can Keep You Sane

When you’re in the middle of a super-sized problem, a journal can help you unearth solutions and grow closer to God.

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Nelson Mandela

How Nelson Mandela Found Hope

During the South African leader’s 27 years in prison, he was inspired by the writings of Norman Vincent Peale.

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Kirstie Ennis

A Marine Veteran Continues to Fight Her Toughest Battle

USMC Sergeant (Ret.) Kirstie Ennis, who suffered traumatic injuries—physical, mental and emotional—during a tour of duty in Afghanistan, discusses the lengthy road she has traveled toward recovery.

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Linsey Davis with her son, Aydin

ABC's Linsey Davis Discusses Her Children's Book

Listen as ABC's Linsey Davis shares what inspired her to write a children's book, The World Is Awake: A Celebration of Everyday Blessings, and what she hopes children who read the book take away from it. 

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Pastor Jim Powell (left) and Imam Kamil Mufti

A Christian Pastor and a Muslim Imam Find Friendship and Common Ground

When an evangelical church relocates next to a mosque, it provides an opportunity for people of different faiths to build bridges.

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Melba Pattillo Beals, civil rights icon and author of I Will Not Fear

How a Member of the Little Rock Nine Found Courage

Facing racist threats, Melba Pattillo Beals helped integrate Arkansas schools. She also deepened her faith

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A Wounded Marine Finds New Mountains to Climb

A Wounded Marine Finds New Mountains to Climb

Severely injured in Afghanistan, this amputee veteran took up snowboarding. Now she's climbing the world’s tallest mountains.

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