A World War II veteran gravely ill with Covid-19, an Army social worker on his first deployment and the relationship they forged
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
KEEPING THE FAITH
TY’ANN BROWN, Vice President, Ministries
Sandwich Generation Blues
First my daughter and her husband had to move in. Then my mother-in-law. So much for my empty nest
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.
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.
It was his first Christmas in 58 years without his wife. Author Cecil Murphey shares how he faced his loss
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
Faith in Food
The acclaimed food writer gives tips to make this difficult holiday season joyous
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.
Every Picture Told a Story
How the Bononi family solved the mystery of the missing photographs
The Little Jalapeño Plant That Could
I hoped it was an answer for my anxiety
I’d trained Ernest as a therapy dog. He knew how to help others. Now he had to help me
Close to My Heart
Let this beloved star of Hallmark holiday movies help you find the spirit of the season
“Go Make Pies!”
I knew a message from God when I heard one, but why this?
“We're His Family”
This woman opens her home and heart to foster veterans, but there was one she feared she’d never reach
This Marine veteran was tormented by memories of the Vietnam War. Learn how music was his salvation
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”
A Light From Within
The only one who’d ever been afraid of me was me. Then came Bronwen
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…
Staying Strong in a Crisis
Five lessons from a Red Cross chaplain
Our Second Act
He thought they were the perfect couple. Until they weren’t
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?
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
How a woman veteran is turning her struggles into positive action
The Ninth Step
Her alcoholic father was ready to make amends for the past. Was she ready to forgive him?
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
The Last Survivor
Of all the stories we published about September 11, this may have been the most powerful
Love Thy Neighbor?
We used to be friends. Then we weren’t
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