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Rock Steady

A World War II veteran gravely ill with Covid-19, an Army social worker on his first deployment and the relationship they forged

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December /January 2021

Love's Pure Light

Ease back in front of the fire and let the singer from Checotah tell you about the gift we can all give at Christmas

7 mins read
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December /January 2021

KEEPING THE FAITH

TY’ANN BROWN, Vice President, Ministries

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December /January 2021

Sandwich Generation Blues

First my daughter and her husband had to move in. Then my mother-in-law. So much for my empty nest

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December /January 2021

I'll never forget you…Grandma Honeybunch

EVERY WEDNESDAY WHEN I WAS 16, I’d change into a nice button-down and my best jeans after school. Then I’d ride my bike on the path between our house and my grandmother’s outside Meadville, Pennsylvania. Exactly at four, Grandma Honeybunch— we always called her that, though I don’t know why except that it fit her sweetness—would pull her dark green Dodge Stratus sedan into the dirt driveway.

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December /January 2021

Hello Christmas

PEOPLE HAVE A LOVE-hate relationship with Christmas letters. I’m a lifelong letter writer, and even I struggle to hit the right note—newsy, fun, filled with holiday spirit but not bragging or full of details that no one cares about.

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December /January 2021

Grieving Shirley

It was his first Christmas in 58 years without his wife. Author Cecil Murphey shares how he faced his loss

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December /January 2021

Emilie's Light

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary eight years ago was one of the saddest events we have ever covered. Yet as her story from 2017 shows, this mother of a young victim found hope and healing

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December /January 2021

Faith in Food

The acclaimed food writer gives tips to make this difficult holiday season joyous

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December /January 2021

SOMEONE CARES PASS IT ON

SIMPLY THE BEST The first few months of the Covid-19 pandemic got my husband, Kevin, and me down. We slipped into the habit of saying “That’s the worst” whenever we heard an alarming news report or encountered a rude person. Griping only added to our unhappiness.

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November 2020

Every Picture Told a Story

How the Bononi family solved the mystery of the missing photographs

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November 2020

The Little Jalapeño Plant That Could

I hoped it was an answer for my anxiety

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November 2020

Golden Boy

I’d trained Ernest as a therapy dog. He knew how to help others. Now he had to help me

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November 2020

Close to My Heart

Let this beloved star of Hallmark holiday movies help you find the spirit of the season

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November 2020

“Go Make Pies!”

I knew a message from God when I heard one, but why this?

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November 2020

“We're His Family”

This woman opens her home and heart to foster veterans, but there was one she feared she’d never reach

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November 2020

BANJO MAN

This Marine veteran was tormented by memories of the Vietnam War. Learn how music was his salvation

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November 2020

A House for Katherine Red Feather

In this story from 2004, a man’s life was changed by a newspaper headline: “Native American Elders Freeze to Death”

7 mins read
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November 2020

A Light From Within

The only one who’d ever been afraid of me was me. Then came Bronwen

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October 2020

Breaking the Cycle

He survived 15 seasons playing pro football. Yet nothing compared to the violence in his home growing up. As an NFL executive, husband and father, he’s committed to…

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October 2020

Staying Strong in a Crisis

Five lessons from a Red Cross chaplain

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October 2020

Our Second Act

He thought they were the perfect couple. Until they weren’t

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October 2020

The Hardest Post

After my cancer diagnosis, I needed all the support and prayer I could get. So why was I having trouble asking for it?

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October 2020

What Love Had to Do With It

My twin boys were constantly at each other’s throats. And that was before the pandemic put our house under lockdown

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September 2020

Still Serving

How a woman veteran is turning her struggles into positive action

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September 2020

The Ninth Step

Her alcoholic father was ready to make amends for the past. Was she ready to forgive him?

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September 2020

The Voice I Needed to Hear

As a widow and a farmer, I thought I was comfortable being on my own. The pandemic showed me otherwise

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September 2020

The Last Survivor

Of all the stories we published about September 11, this may have been the most powerful

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September 2020

Love Thy Neighbor?

We used to be friends. Then we weren’t

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September 2020

Intensive Care

Dan Radice was an exercise specialist who brought Dr. Rick Pitera through cardiac rehab. Now it was Rick’s turn to save Dan’s life

9 mins read
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September 2020

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