Inspiring Stories

Grateful

7 Attributes of Grateful People

Gratitude makes the world a better place for everyone through expressions of joy, generosity and attention.

Daily Guideposts

Daily Guideposts 2018: Sharing the Material of Life

In this inspirational devotional, writers put the events of their daily lives into sharp spiritual focus.

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A nativity set with ceramic figure of Mary and Joseph and the infant Jesus

Nativity Scenes: The Story Behind this Christmas Tradition

If you display a set of plaster or carved Nativity figures each Christmas, you are taking part in a tradition that dates back centuries.

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8 things to love about your Bible

8 Things to Love About Your Bible

Rediscovering the delight and hope provided in the pages of God’s Word.

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Students reading

Blessed for a Reason

We are to be the vehicle of blessings, allowing them to multiply beyond ourselves into the lives of others.

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Child stuck behind fence.

Seeing a Problem from a Different Perspective

How a spiritual approach can help you figure a way out of a tight spot.

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Soup kitchen hope

A Soup Kitchen Blessing

Along with a hot meal, a dose of hope.

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How God helps when you can't see a way out

When You Can’t See a Way Out, God Can

A cash-strapped family finds unexpected help from their friends.

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Mary

What Mary Did–And Didn’t Do

The mother of Jesus held strong in her faith despite the unknown and eventual heartbreak.

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The blessing of breathe

The Blessing of Breath

An asthma attack serves as a reminder to be grateful for the simple act of breathing.

Midori Hall

Memory of Hope: A Reunion of Long-Lost Friends

Born in a Japanese internment camp, Midori Hall had long had a persistent memory that involved a trio of young boys and a cart full of fruit. But what did the memory mean?

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Author Alissa Parker, whose daughter Emilie died in the Sandy Hook shooting

Working Toward Forgiveness in the Aftermath of Sandy Hook

Though she lost her six-year-old daughter Emilie in the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Alissa Parker has found healing and even forgiveness through faith and prayer. Listen as she shares her story.

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Preaching

Surprises from the Pulpit

A mom realizes, as her son preaches to his congregation, just how much she taught him.

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Grace Church, one of the many historic houses of worship in downtown Manhattan

Historic Churches of Lower Manhattan

New York City boasts some of the most historic churches in the United States. Here are some houses of worship that can be found below 14th Street in Manhattan that you may wish to visit when you travel to the Big Apple.

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