The whole world is fresh in the spring. Breathe in the new, fragrant air and give thanks for the springtime renewal of our beautiful world.
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Groundhog Day: What You Need to Know

Everything you need to know about this not-a-hog on Goundhog Day

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Nancy and Sherial at their ShadeTree Bowls & Things workshop
Emotional and Mental Health

Soul Spoon

A worried woman, a wood-carver husband, and the simple thing that calmed her.

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Health and Wellness

Just Say No to Winter Blahs

God didn’t make us like the bears–allowing us to hibernate all winter.

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Fragile Things

As my small son and I rock back and forth on the floor, I’m reminded of what’s important.

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God's Grace

The Miracle That Saved Me

She thought she was out of options until she tried to drive off the side of a mountain.

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An artist's rendering of a Christmas tree decorated with angel ornaments
God's Grace

The Prodigal Daughter

A young woman, gone far astray, wonders if her family would ever take her back.

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Mrs. Laird (center) and some of her former fourth-grade students reunite.
Military Outreach Stories

Inspiring Letters from Home

It was a school project that made a difference to a soldier stationed in Afghanistan.

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Phyllis Tickle's The Divine Hours offers prayer throughout the day.
How to Pray

Pray the Hours

Phyllis Tickle's The Divine Hours plants the seeds of prayer language anytime, anywhere.


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Colleagues enjoy a communal lunch.
Work Life

Lunch Bunch

These coworkers became more like family by cooking for each other once a week.

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Ike the Golden Retriever at home

I Almost Gave Up on Pet Adoption, Then Came Ike

It isn’t always easy. It isn’t always quick. But it's always worthwhile.

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