Friends and Family

Keeping the family peace

How to Avoid Family Meltdowns During the Pandemic

Relationships will be tested as long as COVID-19 is part of our national vocabulary. Give yourself space to stay true to what’s most important.

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Tonya May Avent. Photo credit: Jim Graham

Why Sweet Tea for Christmas?

Over the years, this delicious beverage became the cornerstone of her family’s holiday celebration.

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Katie Turner and her daughters. Photo credit: Katie Turner

The Making of Christmas Mother-Daughter Tradition

This tasty date balls recipe was perfect for her two sous-chefs with little hands.

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These Working Animals Wow Us

These Working Animals Wow Us

These animals have a job to do. 

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Avery Sontheimer; photo courtesy Avery Sontheimer

Pawsitive Change: Teen Raises Money for Animal Shelters

Avery Sontheimer would love to have her own shelter. But for now, despite battling cancer, she’s dedicated to helping hundreds of rescues—one gift card at a time.

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Jorge Jarrin, right, with his dad Jaime Jarrin.

Dodgers Broadcaster Jorge Jarrin on Baseball, Faith and Friendship

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Rick Hamlin checks in with an old friend.

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Melvyn Douglas and Irene Dunne in a scene from Thedora Goes Wild

15 Classic Movies to Watch in October on TCM

October's chilly evenings are the ideal time to watch a classic film with the family. Here are 15 movies airing in October that we think you'll enjoy.

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Ian Morgan Cron and his wife, Anne; photo by Tamika Moore

He Learned to See His Wife Through God's Eyes

A personality test gave him new insights on both himself and his wife, but would it save their faltering marriage?

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Brian, Cali and Cathleen at home with cats Butter and Ozzy.

How a Pair of Kittens Reunited After 2 Years

It would take a miracle to find the the other cat. Could she keep the promise to her daughter after choosing only one of the bonded pair?

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Gale Sayers (left) and Brian Piccolo

Guideposts Classics: Gale Sayers on the Power of Courage

In this story from October 1971, author and NFL legend Gale Sayers pays tribute to the courage and indomitable spirit of his dear friend and teammate, Brian Piccolo.

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Sleeping dog and cat

5 Stories of Heaven-Sent Pets

These pets were mysteriously led to their owners. Could it be more than coincidence?

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Autumn forest

A Love-Filled Moment at the Anniversary of a Death

A year after my father died, I feel myself shifting into a new relationship with grief.

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