Inspiration

During hard times, such as parenting challenges, marital problems, illness, or financial struggles, we can all draw on deep sources of comfort and hope to help guide us forward.

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Dolly Parton on the Prophecy that Shaped Her Future

An anointing the country star received as a child is still influencing her life today.

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Sharon across from Emanuel AME church, where the shooting occurred

How She Found Healing After the Charleston Church Shooting

This pastor lost her mother to a white supremacist's hatred, but her faith helped her find peace.

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How Faith Helped Her Find Her Lost Cat

How Faith Helped Her Find Her Lost Cat

She hadn't seen her beloved pet in months, then a Christmas miracle happened.

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An artist's rendering of three smiley faces in front of an airport.

Someone Cares: Stuck On You

How this military family expresses their gratitude with a special token.

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The Mysterious Voice That Helped Her Believe in Prayer

The Mysterious Voice That Helped Her Believe in Prayer

She was overwhelmed with anxiety and fear until a billboard for a prayer line helped her turn things around. 

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He Asked God How to Cope With His Devastating Parkinson’s Diagnosis

He Asked God How to Cope With His Devastating Parkinson’s Diagnosis

The answer to his prayers? Help sick children. 

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Back from Beyond by Glenn Brymer

Back From Beyond: A Soldier's Near-Death Experience

When veteran Glenn Brymer was stationed in West Germany, he was nearly killed in an accident during a military drill. On the clock to save his life, Glenn describes how he reached out to God during the moment he needed him most. Check out this graphic novel that depicts the near-death experience Glenn would never forget.

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Barry stands with one of his dollhouses. 

How Building Dollhouses Helped One Man Cope with Parkinson’s Disease

When Barry Roberson received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy, he was told he had four years to live. Grappling with the news, he took to the hills behind his house to pray… and received an answer that he never could’ve anticipated: “Build dollhouses.”

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The wife of Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers

Who Is the Wife of Mister Rogers?

In a conversation with Joanne Rogers, loving memories of beautiful days with her husband and family

An artist's rendering of a Christmas festive handwritten note that reads 'You are off on the 24th or 25th. Enjoy your family! Your supervisor'.

Someone Cares: Trading Places

By giving their days off to newer colleagues, they started a tradition of letting them celebrate with their loved ones.

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An artist's rendering of a mother and daughter smiling as a woman kneels down on one knee.

Someone Cares: Yay, Mom!

How a stranger's words warmed her heart and encouraged her to pass it on.

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A black and white photo of a beekeeper's hands handling a hive of bees.

A Buddhist Monk's Mysterious Dreams Lead to a Divine Calling: Beekeeping

Michael Joshin Thiele is now a leader in creating honeybee sanctuaries to help save the bees. 

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A portrait of Dr. Laurin Bellg in the hospital.

How a Mysterious Hospital Visitor Led Her To Believe in Near-Death Experiences

This doctor learned that there is room for mystery in healing. 

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