Inspiring Stories

The Roark family: (from L to R) Casey, Diana, Carly, Caleb, Diana and Jerry

A Christmas Pageant Script You Can Use

Want an easy, affordable way to get your family in the Christmas spirit? Try this DIY pageant with crèche figures and candles.

Legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti

Guideposts Classics: Luciano Pavarotti on Making the Most of God's Gifts

In this story from March 1985, the world-renowned tenor shares how he came to embrace the gift God had given him.

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Spider's web

Appreciating God's Incredible Creation

On a daily basis, witnessing beauty from a spider's web to an ocean sunset

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A daughter and her aging mother stop to smell the roses

The Important Stage of Caregiving That No One Talks About

A former hospice consultant shares her journey caring for her aging mother and the one thing no one ever told her about caregiving. 

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Can't stand the suffering?

Can’t Stand the Suffering?

Maybe you can’t. Or maybe you don’t want to. Jesus gave us a way to tell the difference.

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Creative kids

Cultivating Creativity in Our Kids–and Ourselves

When talent and passion intersect, it can be life-changing for everyone.

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Crocheting

The Art (and Craft) of Community-Building

Being part of a public art project reminds me of how connected we are when we work together to create something.

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Flood rescue

7 Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey

In the middle of devastation and suffering, witnessing moments of love and grace

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Hispanic Heritage Month: 14 Inspiring Figures

Hispanic Heritage Month: 14 Inspiring Figures

From painters and poets to astronauts, actresses, and Nobel Peace Prize winners, here are some of the most influential Latino Americans you should know about. 

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Brennan (left) and Breckan have outgrown action figures but are still Nicki's best buddies

The First Christmas as a Single Mom

Could she make Christmas special for her young sons and find some joy for herself?

Rays from the rising sun stream through dark clouds

Hurricane Irma: Coping With Fear and Anxiety

Bible verses, prayers and stories for comfort and hope 

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A satellite image of Hurrican Irma
Stark beauty in Death Valley

Stark Beauty in Death Valley

A national park’s challenge to reflect on a natural landscape that’s not traditionally beautiful elicited some inspiring reactions.

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Steve and Lynne both know second chances are a rare blessing.

Was This Widow Ready to Love Again?

Still struggling 12 years after her husband's death, something convinced her to respond to a listing on an over-50 dating site: a vintage bright yellow VW bus.

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