One-word Christmas prayers
How to Pray

4 One-Word Prayers for Advent

Quiet moments of prayer do not have to be pushed aside in all the chaos leading up to Christmas.

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Positive Living

The Powerful Gift of a Deep Breath

Turning the calendar to December can feel like stepping into a maelstrom. Deep breathing is a simple way to stay grounded during this busy season.

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John R. Paine
Positive Living

Lou Gehrig’s Disease Taught Author John R. Paine to Trust God

In his new book, The Luckiest Man, Paine shares how ALS opened his eyes to the beauty of depending on God.

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Motivational Stories

Gospel Singer Sandi Patty: How She Found Her True Voice

She is known as a powerhouse singer, but in her new book, the Gospel icon opens up about the sexual assault that kept her quiet for decades.

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Celtic Mystic John O'Donohue
Stories of Faith

4 Keys to Experience Wonder from John O'Donohue

Use these principles from an expert in Celtic spirituality to find wonder in everyday life  

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5 Tips for Staying Calm During Holiday Travel

Don’t let anxiety keep you from experiencing the joy of travel.

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Power of Prayer

How to Pray Until God Answers

A persistent spirit and attitude keeps our faith strong while we wait for our prayers to be answered.

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Do you tend toward positive or negative thinking?
Positive Living

Do You Focus on the Positive or the Negative?

Understanding why some brains tend toward negativity could be a breakthrough in the treatment of depression and anxiety.

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Crisis or inconvenience
Life Advice

The Difference Between Crisis and Inconvenience

Why are small problems a blessing? They're not really big problems!

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Living Longer, Living Better

The Positive Power of Working with Your Hands

Research shows that creating something with your own two hands stimulates brain chemicals that improve mental health.

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