Nature

A majestic humpback whale breaching in the blue waters of the ocean.
God's Grace

The Astonishing Wonder of Whales

Research has revealed that these majestic creatures are known to display humanlike emotions. Even compassion.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver
Books

10 Inspiring Quotes from Poet Mary Oliver

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver passed away at the age of 83 on January 17, 2019. Guideposts honors her work with some of her best poetry quotes and sayings.

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The Wondrous Ways of Whales
God's Grace

The Wondrous Ways of Whales

To this day, the ocean remains largely unexplored. In fact, we have better, more detailed maps of the surface of Mars than the ocean floor. And the many creatures that inhabit the ocean are just as mysterious. But, of all of God’s creatures, whales in particular have long mystified humanity. 

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Playful foals chase each other through the pasture.
Pets

Wild Horses in Shannon County, Missouri

I’ve been photographing the horses that roam the lands near the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers in Shannon County, Missouri, since 2008. Whenever I look through my lens, I am captivated by these four wild herds.

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Interview with the Author: Andrew Raynor, Connecting Through Nature
Books

Interview with the Author: Andrea Raynor, Connecting Through Nature

Author Andrea Raynor says the natural world was very alive to her when she was a child.

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Woman walking through the an autumnal park
Living Longer, Living Better

5 Ways to Get Outside and Enjoy Fall

We can all appreciate the beauty of nature, but did you know being an outdoors person could improve your life?

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Bluebird of happiness may be real.
Health and Wellness

Why the ‘Bluebird of Happiness’ Might Actually Be Real

Research shows living among varieties of bird species can increase inner peace and joy.

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Acadia National Park
Positive Living

How One Act of Generosity Can Change the World

The story of Acadia National Park shows the enduring power of a generous act.

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Enjoying the fall
Positive Living

Why Fall Is the Most Positive Season

The spectacular way nature transforms itself and quiets down is a source of deep peace and pleasure.

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An anhinga spreads its wings
Inspiring Stories

Life Lessons Learned from Nature

Writer and photographer Julie Lavender has spent years taking pictures of nature's wonders. In this gallery, she shares some of the lessons she's learned from the flora and fauna she's captured in her photographs.

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