Farmer and folk artist Emery Blagdon
God's Grace

Does This Artistic Creation Encourage Healing?

When Emery Blagdon died in 1986 at the age of 79, he left behind a curious treasure on his farm that he called The Healing Machine.

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Author and Benedictine oblate Christine Valters Paintner
God's Grace

How to Channel Your Inner Monk

Christine Valters Paintner, a Benedictine oblate and best-selling author, shares her tips for finding the mystic within.

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Actor John Corbett
Movies and TV

Actor John Corbett on Playing a Pastor in 'All Saints'

Acclaimed actor John Corbett discusses his new film, which is based on a true story about an Episcopal priest torn between the directives he's been given by the church hierarchy and the parishioners he serves.

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Dog Trainer Brandon McMillan on Working with Service Dogs
Service Animals

Dog Trainer Brandon McMillan on Working with Service Dogs

Brandon McMillan, professional dog trainer and Emmy Award-winning host of CBS's Lucky Dog, shares how he got involved in the training of service dogs for returning veterans.

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A mature woman clasps her hands in prayer
Power of Prayer

National Book Lover's Day: Guideposts' Rick Hamlin's Book on Prayer

In his new book, Pray for Me: Finding Faith in a Crisis, Rick Hamlin reminds us that prayer always rewards those who practice it.

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Smell the flowers for a positive experience.
Emotional and Mental Health

Take a ‘Flower Walk’ for a Breath of Fresh Air

Even if all you see are dandelions and clover, noticing the colorful, growing things around you can refresh your whole outlook.

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How to let God work through you.
Inspiring Stories

Keeping a Clean Heart and Spirit

If your spiritual life gets bogged down, all you have to do is ask for help.

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5 Bible verses that encourage rest.
Life Advice

5 Bible Verses That Encourage Rest

We can’t help others if we’re running on empty.

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Add some "awe" to your summer vacation.

Add Some “Awe” to Your Summer Vacation

Science shows that feeling awed by nature leads to more positive, generous and moral actions.

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Owen Maerks, owner of the East Bay Vivarium, and friend

Beautiful Photos of Exotic Animals

Owen Maercks, owner of the East Bay Vivarium in Berkeley, California, cares for these unique creatures—and he loves it.

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