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Men's US Hockey team at 1980 Olympics
Stories of Faith

How to Hold on to Hope When the Odds Are Against You

Discover the power of faith combined with hope when you think there’s no way forward.

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Colin Powell in 1991; Photo by Jerome Delay/Staff, Getty Images
Motivational Stories

Guideposts Classics: Colin Powell on the Value of Dedication

In this story from November 1991, the former U.S. Secretary of State reminds us that whatever we do in life, someone is always watching.

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How to deal with loneliness
Emotional and Mental Health

Positive Reading: ‘Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness’

This graphic memoir helps us name and understand isolation—and take steps to loosen its grip on our lives.

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Spiritual thinking
Emotional and Mental Health

The Science Behind the Benefits of ‘Spiritual Thinking’

How spirituality expands our thinking and secures our mental health.

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Holiday de-stressing
Stories of Faith

This Holiday Season, How to Find the Blessings of De-Stressing

The pressure to prepare for upcoming celebrations has already begun. Where to turn?

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Susan Jane Brown and Mark Webb; photo by Randy Boverman
Stories of Hope

Loggers and Environmentalists Came Together in this Oregon Town

Two adversaries, brought together by faith, are working toward a sustainable future for the community.

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Doc Pomus performs in a nightclub; credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Music

The Story of a Song: Save the Last Dance for Me

Doc Pomus, who wrote songs for Elvis Presley, Andy Williams and Ray Charles, based one of his biggest hits on a moment from his own life.

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Cathy Heying, founder of Lift Garage; photo by Matthew Gilson
People Helping People

God Led Her to Open a Non-Profit Repair Shop for Low-Income Drivers

A still, small voice told her to do something she’d never imagined: Open a non-profit automotive service center to help those with limited resources.

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California Grey Whale breaching; photo by Larry Pannell/Getty Images
Devotions for Inspiration

Spirit Lifting: Coming Home

This devotions reminds us that, wherever life may lead us, our true home still awaits.

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Matt Hall; photo by Michael A. Schwarz
Addiction and Recovery

How He Came to Minister to Hikers on the Appalachian Trail

A novice chaplain, a novice hiker and only four years sober. Was he up to this unexpected new challenge?

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