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Friends

The Incredible Power of Simply Being Present for a Friend

When someone you care about is struggling, a simple act, no words necessary, can help.

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Asia Pietrzyk's illustration of two friends waving at each other from afar
Friends

How to Rekindle a Friendship

The fine art of reaching out and reconnecting.

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The fictional Ann Shirley lived in a house with green gables.
Inspiring Stories

A Real Life ‘Anne With an E’ Inspired Her

They both loved the fictional redheaded orphan of Green Gables. Then their friendship helped her heal.    

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How to Pray

This Memorial Day, Pray Hebrews 11 for Your Loved Ones

These prayers honor the heroism and sacrifice of the dead while deepening and sustaining the faith of the living.

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Positive Living

3 Ways to Be an Authentically Positive Friend

You can encourage and support your friends and still tell the truth about hard things. Here’s how.

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Illustration by Ricardo Bessa
Angels

She Met the Woman She Had Prayed for Decades Earlier

She was a child when she prayed for an angel to watch over a family seen in a newspaper.  Then divine intervention brought them together. 

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Clare Biedenharn; photo courtesy Clare Biedenharn
Travel

When a Long-Planned Trip Fell Through, She Put Herself in God's Hands

She missed her flight to a much-needed spiritual retreat in Assisi. Now what?

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Jigsaw Puzzles Continue to Become More Popular
Positive Living

5 Jigsaw Puzzles to Keep You Busy All Winter Long

In 2022 you can do a gradient or double-sided puzzle, play online, and even honor Betty White.

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Jennie Ivey; photo by Wade Payne
Friends

Her Girlfriends Helped Her Come to Terms with Being Newly Single

After her marriage ended, a group of gal pals taught her to embrace the single life.

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Luanne, left and Ginet; Photo credit: Luanne Holzloehner
Angels

How Dialing the Wrong Phone Number Gained Her a New Friend

Looking for a ride to church, she misdialed a taxi service—and got just what she needed.

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