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Grandfather showing his granddaughter the woods.
God's Grace

Her Grandpa Jacques Sent a Message from Beyond

A woman who misses her grandfather, a deceased Holocaust survivor, stumbles upon an unlikely find that brings him close to her again.

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Friends at the beach
Friends

The Enduring Power of Friendship

The care and faith of a group of friends carries a family through a dark and terrible time.

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Journaling
Power of Prayer

5 Ways Prayer Journaling Can Keep You Sane

When you’re in the middle of a super-sized problem, a journal can help you unearth solutions and grow closer to God.

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Nelson Mandela
Stories of Hope

How Nelson Mandela Found Hope

During the South African leader’s 27 years in prison, he was inspired by the writings of Norman Vincent Peale.

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Self-compassion
Positive Living

Why Self-Compassion Is More Important Than Self-Esteem

A cultural shift in positive thinking appears to be underway.

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Comforting others reaps blessings.
Inspiring Stories

Giving Hope, Receiving Joy

How volunteering to help others—from prison inmates, to the elderly, to rescue animals—reaps a windfall of blessings.

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Positive woman
Positive Living

How Positive Emotions Can Change Your Life

What do upliftings feelings contribute to our general well-being? A whole lot.

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Pastor Jim Powell (left) and Imam Kamil Mufti
Stories of Hope

A Christian Pastor and a Muslim Imam Find Friendship and Common Ground

When an evangelical church relocates next to a mosque, it provides an opportunity for people of different faiths to build bridges.

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Melba Pattillo Beals, civil rights icon and author of I Will Not Fear
Stories of Faith

How a Member of the Little Rock Nine Found Courage

Facing racist threats, Melba Pattillo Beals helped integrate Arkansas schools. She also deepened her faith

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