Teenagers

Noelle Vorbau, 13, with her chickens in the backyard of her Los Altos, CA home.
Pets

How Chickens Brought Her Closer to Her Teenage Granddaughter

Nothing she tried seemed to break through her granddaughter’s wall of indifference. Then some feathered friends came along.

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Melissa Prewitt with her neighbor Audree; photo by Trace Thomas
Stories of Hope

Her Spirits Were Lifted by a Teen Who Did the Right Thing

She felt she had more problems than blessings, until a young neighbor changed her mind.

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Grandparents hugging their teenage grandchild
Grandchildren

Grandparenting Teens: Stay Present in Your Grandchild’s Life

A teen behavior expert shares tips for those who are having difficulty maintaining a relationship with their teenage grandchildren. 

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Emilia Jones and Troy Kotsur in CODA (Apple+ 2021)
Movies and TV

The New Film 'CODA' Shines a Spotlight on the Deaf World

This heartwarming family drama about a child of deaf adults, starring Emilia Jones and Marlee Matlin, breaks new ground. 

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Illustration by Dawn Cooper
God's Grace

A Mysterious Note of Encouragement from a Child Gave Her Hope

Her son was struggling with alcohol addiction; the message reminded her that he was in God’s hands.

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A young boy and a Jills House volunteer
Family Caregiving

How This Christian Nonprofit Is Helping Families and Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Jill’s House provides overnight round-the-clock care and individually-tailored activities.

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Guardian angels for college
Angels

Praying for Angels to Guide College-Bound Kids

A mom sends off her daughters with spiritual escorts.

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Country music legend Eddy Arnold
Motivational Stories

Guideposts Classics: Eddy Arnold on the Value of Aiming High

In this story from September 1972, the country music legend shares a lesson from his father about recognizing the good in peopleand in himself.

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High school senior
Seasonal Prayers

Special Prayers for—and by—2020 High School Graduates

With commencements cancelled or postponed, these students' words offer optimism for the future.

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Child's clothes on hangers
People Helping People

13-Year-Old Creates School Pantry for Students in Need

Chase Neyland-Square created and works the pantry several hours a week, summer break included.

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