Nature

Woman smiling while sightseeing
Travel

6 Benefits of Exploring New Places

Stepping out of your bubble can be a rewarding experience for your mind, body and soul.

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Life Advice

7 Calming Evening Activities You Can Do Without Screens

Need to decompress after a long day? Try these relaxing pastimes—no cell phone or electronic device required. 

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Illustration by Michael Crampton
Angels

Her Father Experienced the Heavenly Wonder of Nature

Diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, he continued to bask in the beauty of God’s natural world.

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Illustration by Roberto Parada
Angels

A Daily Visit By a Fox Family Brought Her Joy

She was still grieving the death of her husband. But then a friendly family of foxes restored her hope.

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Illustration by Kendra Binney
Angels

5 Heavenly Stories About the Joy of Flowers

These angelic messages, passed on through a bud sprouting through the snow or a windowsill plant thriving, will lift your spirits.

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A sloth named Whitney on her release day
Inspiring Stories

The Sloth Institute: One Woman's Mission to Protect Wildlife

Co-founder Sam Trull left home determined to work with animals. Little did she know she would plant roots in Costa Rica, saving orphaned and injured sloths.

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Jane Goodall, author of "The Power of Hope"
Positive Living

Positive Reading: Jane Goodall's 'The Power of Hope'

A relationship with nature underpins the primatologist’s optimism in challenging times.

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Birds flying across the sun
Inspiring Stories

What Do You See When You Pray?

One painter depicts his inner imagery when praying Psalm 90.

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Pamela Conrad; photo courtesy Pamela Conrad
Stories of Faith

3 Questions: Rev. Pamela Conrad

The Episcopal priest and astrobiologist on how her faith and scientific work coexist and impact each other.

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God's Grace

How Reconnecting with Nature Encourages Spiritual Growth

Exploring how turning to nature can bring us closer to God.

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