Nature

Stu Reininger
Inspiring Stories

Stu Reininger on a Life Spent at Sea

A lifelong seaman who also spends time in the mountains discusses how the two environments inspire him in different ways.

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Ending the day on a positive note
Positive Living

3 Ways to End Each Day on a Positive Note

No matter what your day includes, try these routines to bid it farewell with peace and optimism.

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Butterflies/ Illustration by Jim Tsinganos
God's Grace

These Butterflies Brought Comfort from Beyond

Three stories of grieving people who all found solace from butterflies that flew into their lives at just the right time.

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Butterfly Nebula as angel wings
Angels

Angel Wings in a Distant Constellation Offer Comfort

The beauty of the Butterfly Nebula reminds us that we are not alone.

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A man taking a neighborhood walk.
Exercise

5 Perks of Going on a Walk in Your Neighborhood

Meet your neighbors, discover new businesses and other benefits of staying close to home.

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Learning about strength from ocean waves
Positive Thinking

What the Ocean Can Teach Us About Strength

Life is full of waves, but you have choices when it comes to how you handle them.

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Dolphins to the rescue
Angels

Dolphin Angels to the Rescue in the Middle of the Atlantic

Praying for solace and comfort, a lonely sailor on a 2000-mile journey finds help.

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Angels in the sky
Angels

Angels in the Sky at a Guideposts Photo Shoot

With pandemic safety concerns during an overnight assignment, our photographer found a celestial solution.

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An artist's rendering of an angel sitting under an asian pear tree.
Angels

How an Asian Pear Tree Helped Her Thrive

The bond that she had with the plant flourished as she regained her roots.

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Grizzly bear
Life Advice

Tips to Help You Stay Safe from Wildlife While Hiking

Would you know what to do if you encountered a bear on your hike? How about a rattlesnake, coyote, or even an angry goat?

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