Nature

Praying as you walk outside
How to Pray

Summer—A Great Time to Take a Prayer Walk

Here are some pointers for incorporating the sights and sounds of the season into your God time.

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Enjoying nature
Emotional and Mental Health

How Spending Time in Nature Can Help Your Finances

A new study reveals that being in natural spaces not only makes us feel good, it can lower our health care costs.

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Enjoying summer weather
Positive Living

The Gift of a Suddenly Summer Day

An unexpected temperature swing can feel strange—and beautifully freeing.

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Illustration by Kim Ekdahl
Angels

A Sunflower Project Helped Her Student Thrive

When he planted and cared for the beautiful flowers, she knew that God was helping her to be a nurturing teacher.

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Earl Covey (1876–1952) was a woodsman, guide, builder, innkeeper—and part of Aline’s family.
Angels

He Built Memorable Monuments in the Adirondacks

Angels helped Earl Covey overcome tragedy to make a hotel and a church in the mountains that he loved.

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Illustration by Chris Buzelli
Angels

5 Heartwarming Stories of Animal Angels

Whether it’s a squirrel inspiring hope or an injured dove bringing heaven-sent comfort, these critter tales will encourage and entertain you.

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Lou Dean takes her morning walk; photo by Matt Staver
Stories of Faith

The Great Outdoors Is Her Sanctuary

While living in the remote high desert of Colorado, Lou Dean has grown closer than ever to God

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A monarch butterfly rests on milkweed; photo by Annie Otzen/Getty Images
Devotions for Inspiration

Spirit Lifting: Butterfly Blessings

This devotion reminds us that God blesses us in innumerable ways, sending gifts both large and small.

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Lou Dean
Stories of Faith

Lou Dean on Growing Closer to God in the Great Outdoors

After moving from Oklahoma to Colorado, she experienced spiritual growth while spending time alone in the high desert.

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Toilet rolls as seed starters
Positive Living

How to Use Empty Toilet Paper Rolls as Compostable Seed-Starters

This trick is good for your garden and the planet.

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