Hope

Phoebe Kilby and Betty Ann Kilby Fisher Baldwin
Stories of Hope

Two Cousins Who Both Descend from a Slave Owner on Faith and Healing

Phoebe Kilby and Betty Ann Kilby Fisher Baldwin reveal how their unlikely discovery that they were cousins helped Phoebe grasp more fully the marks racism and slavery have left and Betty to more fully embrace the practice of forgiveness.

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Positive thinking
Positive Thinking

Boost Your Positive Thinking with ‘Thought Chains’

Consistency is the key ingredient in an authentically positive outlook.

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Valerie Stone; photograph by Michael A. Schwarz
God's Grace

Quilting Made Her Feel Closer to Her Departed Mother

The pandemic prevented Valerie from visiting her mother, from whom she was estranged, before she died, but their bond was restored when Valerie took up quilting.

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Gapstow Bridge in Central Park
Positive Thinking

How God’s Blessings Are Like a Flawless Summer Day

Bad weather may come, but good is sure to follow.

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Rick Hamlin on healing in the hospital
Power of Prayer

Hospitals as Holy Places—Prayers and the Process of Healing

God works through our prayers as well as nurses, doctors, techs and aids.

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Edward Grinnan
Living Longer, Living Better

Shopping with a List—For the First Time

Maybe it was time to accept that everyone forgets stuff as they age.

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Grieving
Emotional and Mental Health

Honoring the Process of Grief and Loss

Notes on Grief—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s slim, profound book—paints a vivid picture of losing a beloved family member.

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Edward Grinnan on shopping for supplements
Health and Wellness

Shopping for Hope in the Vitamin Store

Supplements may help, but God’s love is a sure thing.

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An illustration of an angel hovering over a watermelon; Illustration by Sarah Wilkins
Angels

A Lone Watermelon Reminded Her to Let Go and Let God

After attending Al-Anon meetings, she realized that she was enabling her son’s narcotics addiction.

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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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