Nature

Shorter days by the fire
Positive Thinking

How to Enjoy the Positive Side of Earlier Sunsets

Darkness doesn’t have to be a state of mind as we “fall back” into the shorter days of autumn.

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Pastor Matt Hall hikes the Appalachian Trail; video by Michael A. Schwarz
Addiction and Recovery

How the Great Outdoors Helped a Pastor on His Sobriety Journey

United Methodist pastor Matt Hall shares how a summer ministering to hikers along the Appalachian Trail influenced his recovery from drug addiction.

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Thunderstorm clouds over Kansas; Getty Images
God's Grace

Heavenly Protection During Natural Disasters

Stories of divine rescue from tornados, snowstorms, wildfires and more.

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Spiritual autumn
Positive Living

Finding Spiritual Sustenance in the Fall Foliage

Nature can heal us—and challenge us. Authentically positive thinkers embrace both these truths.

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Cockatiel
Stories of Faith

How Cockatiels Inspired Thoughts of Eternity

There’s a lot these funny, spunky pets don’t know about a bigger world—but we do.

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Breaching whale
Life Advice

How Whales Can Help Us Be Better People

The ocean may be vast, but we’re all in it together.

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An angel holding an umbrella in a desert; Illustration by Robert Filip
Angels

This Heaven-Sent Rainbow Became a Symbol of Divine Protection

In the middle of the desert, a colorful sign from above sheltered them from the storm.

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Four angels surrounding red flowers; Illustration by Lucila Perini
Angels

Watching Her Plants Thrive Helped Her Heal

Good friendships, and her beloved amaryllis plant, restored her faith after a difficult divorce.  

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A headshot of a female angel; Illustration by Kim Ekdahl
Angels

This Heaven-Sent Tree Saved Her From the Storm

Her beloved honey locust warned her to flee from the danger.

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Alison Teal swimming with dolphins in Hawaii
Inspiring Stories

How a Childhood Swimming with Dolphins Led This Conservationist to Her Mission

Alison Teal is determined to protect dolphins and the ocean they call home.

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