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Positive Thinking

Gift Giving: The Surprising Benefits

Gift giving offers emotional and spiritual benefits to those who give

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Stories of Faith

Christmas Away From Home Offered a Meaningful Lesson

Spending the holidays on the Yucatan Peninsula, a New Yorker learned new traditions—and found new meaning—in the celebration.

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Inspiring Stories

7 Attributes of Grateful People

Gratitude makes the world a better place for everyone through expressions of joy, generosity and attention.

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Inspiring Stories

The Blessing of Breath

An asthma attack serves as a reminder to be grateful for the simple act of breathing.

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Inspiring Stories

8 Things to Love About Your Bible

Rediscovering the delight and hope provided in the pages of God’s Word.

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A Christmas Angel Could Be Yours

A hand-embroidered angel on the cover of The Joys of Christmas 2017 will go to one lucky recipient.

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Military Families

The Joy of Sharing

As a military mom lets go of fear for her enlisted son, she opens up to a community of supporters.

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Emotional and Mental Health

3 Ways to Lighten Up

If laughter is the best medicine, how do we get more of it in our lives?

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Life Advice

Celebrating Small Victories

Each of us has our own unique battles, fears and mountains to climb. And when we are able to work up the courage and strength needed to face these challenges, celebration is called for. 

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Living Longer, Living Better

7 Ways to Shake a Bad Mood Instantly

Anyone can get stuck in a bad mood—but you don't have to stay there! Use these tips to get back on track.

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