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Motivational Stories

‘There Are No Bad Days’: The Inspiring True Story of JT Jester

Born with extreme physical and learning challenges, he didn’t let that stop him from achieving his dreams.

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Exercise

16 Encouraging Bible Verses for Walking and Running

Whether you are a casual runner or training for a marathon, these scriptures will uplift you and keep you moving.

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Stories of Hope

How Baking Cookies Changed Her Life

After struggling with addiction and homelessness, Janie Deegan splurged on a hand mixer. Now her signature pie crust cookies are selling out in New York City.

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Seasonal Prayers

2 Words to Pray During Holy Week (Or Anytime)

A simple prayer, easily remembered and repeated.

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Stories of Hope

Seven Sweet Words That Changed Her Life

Made to feel she didn’t belong because of her cleft palate, a young girl’s outlook is changed by a teacher’s kindness.

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People Helping People

An Urban Farm Brings Hope and Healthy Food to an Underserved Community

At Bonton Farms in urban Dallas, they invest in the soul as well as the soil.

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Motivational Stories

The Power of the Underdog

Inspired by a scrappy Saint Peter’s basketball team, we too can come out of nowhere to fight overwhelming odds.

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Power of Prayer

A 10-Word Prayer to Help in Times of Stress

Guideposts blogger Bob Hostetler shares a brief prayer that helps in time of stress when you may feel you're losing control.

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Emotional and Mental Health

Headlines from the 2022 World Happiness Report

What can we learn from the happiest places on the planet?

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People Helping People

God Guided This Recovering Addict to Plant a Community Farm

He’d never gardened a day in his life, but he was led to help an underserved Dallas community by growing fresh vegetables

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