Strength

An illustration of an angel in the bayou; Illustration by Carmen Garcia
Angels

This Bayou Angel Gave Her Strength and Courage

She had lost all confidence while going through a tumultuous divorce. Then a heaven-sent guardian appeared.

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Faith in God
Stories of Faith

How Faith Can Help Us Overcome the Odds

We may not be immune to hardship, but we never have to face it alone.

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Rick Hamlin
Encouraging Bible Verses

3 Short Bible Verses to Pray When You’re Overwhelmed

A prayerful—and direct—guide from the Apostle Paul.

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When something bad happens
Managing Life Changes

How to Cope When a ‘What If…’ Actually Happens

Keep your emotional toolbox handy to keep yourself calm and clear when the unexpected comes to pass.

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Alzheimer's awareness
About Alzheimer's and Dementia

How to Support Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

From walks to conversations to prayer groups, raising awareness of this deadly disease

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Showing gratitude
Inspiring Stories

The Inadequacy of ‘Thank You’ to a Retiring Rabbi

The impact a member of the clergy has on each congregant is so beautiful and vast, it can’t be captured in just a few words of gratitude.

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Catherine Madera; photo by Brandon Hill
Stories of Faith

The Journal of a Sister Lost to Cancer Bolstered Her Faith

Her late sister had made her peace with the Lord. Could she?

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An illustration of an open window with a beachfront view; Illustration by Tatsuro Kiuchi
God's Grace

How a Divine Voice Offered Guidance and Strength

The strange voice reminded her that she was a good mother by sticking to her instincts.

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Knee pain
How to Pray

How Does Your Faith Help with Chronic Pain?

When you are seeking relief from suffering, both physically and spiritually

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Holy Week prayer
Seasonal Prayers

2 Words to Pray During Holy Week (Or Anytime)

A simple prayer, easily remembered and repeated.

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