Hope

Rescued harbor seals Billy (left) and Gracie
Stories of Hope

How Two Blind Seals Gave Her the Hope She Needed

She was drawn to the rescued animals for a reason she didn’t understand.

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An 1880 Juneteenth celebration, with Rev. Jack Yates at far left; public domain
Stories of Hope

Juneteenth: 5 Things to Know About Our New Federal Holiday

Juneteenth, an observance that began more than 150 years ago in the African American community, is an occasion all freedom-loving Americans will now honor.

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Emerging with hope post-pandemic
Inspiring Stories

How to Emerge with Hope After a Pandemic Year

A small family of birds mirrors the emotional journey of stepping back into life after COVID.

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The hope of summer travel
Travel

The Joy of Travel After a Pandemic Year

This could be a summer of hope and inspiration as more folks hit the road—and the rails.

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Daily Devotions

Hope

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Praying the Psalms
How to Pray

5 Ways the Psalms Can Help Your Prayers

For guidance, understanding, wisdom and comfort, these words can give voice to your prayers.

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Norm and Candace Stolpe; photo by Mike Roemer
Family Caregiving

The Spiritual Rewards of Caregiving

Whether it’s a spouse with Alzheimer’s, a child with cancer, or a parent with Parkinson’s, three family caregivers share their most important takeaways.

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Kristy Dewberry holds a photo of herself and Carol; photo by Shevaun Williams
Stories of Hope

She Still Feels the Presence of Her Departed Friend

Carol was her best friend, her spiritual mentor, her second mother. How could she go on without her?

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A leather-bound journal rest on a rustic wooden table; Getty Images
God's Grace

Mysterious Ways: Love Letters Returned

She thought her journal—filled with love letters to her husband—was gone forever.

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Power of brain to control emotions
Emotional and Mental Health

Why We’re Not at the Mercy of Our Feelings

A psychologist’s work shows the brain’s power to adapt, understand and name the emotional reality we encounter.

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