Inspirational Stories

A random encounter on the subway or a message from God?

A Divine Encounter on the Subway

Have you ever received an unusual message from a complete stranger?

5 ways senior citizens bless us.

5 Ways Senior Citizens Bless Us

A long life imparts lessons of love, wisdom and faith for others.

A lost wallet and the kindness of others

Seeing Life Through a Lens of Joy

A wallet is left at a gas station. Then good things begin to happen.


Jesus and the language of love.

What’s the Aramaic Word for Love?

The most important concept in the language of Jesus

Jack Huston, Carol Wallace and Rick Hamlin on the set of Ben-Hur. Photo: Andrea DiLorenzo, © 2016 Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Miracle of Ben-Hur’s Chariot Race

Watching an epic movie being made on the set in Rome

How we inherit strength and inspiration from our ancestors

Finding Inspiration Through Our Ancestors

Assistant editor Dan Hoffman learns to be inspired by his ancestors’ struggles.

Olympic gold medal boxer Claressa Shields

Rio 2016: Boxing Star Claressa Shields Is Fighting for Her Dream

With one Olympic gold medal already under her belt, Shields is ready to make history at Rio. She shares why boxing makes her happy and how it has strengthened her faith. 

How walking in nature can lower stress and promote health

The Aim of Being Aimless

Assistant Editor Dan Hoffman discovers a walk does wonders, but only if one wanders.

How assistance dogs help military veterans and those suffering from PTSD.

How Service Dogs Support Our Veterans

International Assistance Dog Week celebrates these canine angels of help.

Hidden surprises in nature, a forest tent caterpillar.

Nature’s Hidden Surprises

Penguins on a caterpillar and a smiling volcano remind us to look closer at the world.