Stories of Hope

Being content with today. Finding peace when life gets complicated.

Being Content with Today

Navigating life, and finding some peace, when things get painful, confusing or complicated

Don't lose your family's military memories.

Don’t Lose Those Military Memories

A last-minute peek reveals a box holding missing family treasures.

The redeeming power of love and acceptance.

Love’s Redeeming Power

We do not have to agree with others, but we must find a way to love them.

How your pain and struggle in life can help others.

How Your Pain Can Help Others

What you learn–and share–from your struggles can help make someone else's life easier.

What is your special calling? God has a plan for you.

What Is Your Special Calling?

Each of us has a unique purpose and plan that is useful and valuable to God. Don't let fear stand in the way.

6 things about love we can learn from our pets.

6 Lessons in Love from a Cat

Assistant editor Dan Hoffman shares some truths about love we can learn from our pets.

5 surprising Bible verses to pray.

5 Surprising Bible Verses to Pray

Yes, you can pray for God to have your back and to deliver you from “hard testing.”

How to embrace scars as a sign of healing.

The Message Behind Scars

They may not be attractive, but they can represent signs of healing.

Photo: Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs/Facebook

Comfort Dogs for Orlando

In the wake of tragedy, an offering of love and healing

5 blessings during difficult times

5 Blessings During Difficult Times

If you’re enduring difficult days right now, it doesn’t have to be all about anger, fear and frustration.