Stories

From giant leaps to tiny steps:
everyone has a story.

Confronting Hunger: Faith and Advocacy

Americans of every faith fund one and a half million services and constitute seven and a half million volunteers. In fact, forty percent of the largest charities in the U.S. are religiously motivated

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Why Better Habits Begin with Faith

Do you love your life? If the answer isn’t a resounding yes, take comfort in knowing that turning things around may be as simple as changing a habit or two. What’s the first step to changing your habits?
Believing that you can.

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Faith Teaches Us to Be Grateful

There is one single daily practice that has added the biggest contribution to my happiness. Religions around the world have been teaching us this practice for centuries. The practice is simply being grateful. Gratitude is a miraculous medicine!

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Islamic Free Health Clinic Helps Residents in Rural Alabama

In rural Alabama, an unlikely story is unfolding. An Islamic free health clinic is helping those who need it most.

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Halloween 2017: Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses

500 years ago, on October 31, 2017, Martin Luther posted his famous 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church door. This act of faith opened the door to the protestant reformation and changed the course of history.

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A Deeper Appreciation of the Sabbath Through Jewish Jubilee Year

The Sabbath is a time for rest, renewal, and starting over. Learning about Jubilee Year reminded me of those important principles.

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His Plan Over My Plan

In a world full of planners, alarms, and calendars, we are always making plans. But something that life has taught me is as an imperfect person, my plan may not be the plan that I should be putting my faith in.

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What I learned from the sacred texts of Buddha

As I read the Buddha’s words, I was struck by how much many of the Buddha’s teachings resonated with me and my own Christian faith. As a truth seeker, I find joy in whatever form truth arrives.

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People of Faith Respond to Tragedy in Las Vegas

Sometimes when our hearts lay broken in the face of tragedy, faith is the only thing that can help us stand back up, and stand together. Join people of faith around the world in response to the harrowing events in Las Vegas.

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Falling and Trying Again

Oliver Goldsmith wrote, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” The fear of falling sometimes holds us back, but faith in a higher power can give us the willingness to fall which we need to move forward.

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The Bridge

The first step to creating change, is believing that it’s possible.

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Creating Your Own Sacred

How can you create your own sacred in a busy, noisy world? Here are a few ideas.

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Fear and Faith

I used to believe that faith and fear couldn’t exist at the same time. Now I know that fear motivates me to have faith and that makes all the difference.

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Why I Returned to Faith

Leaving my faith was easy, and coming back was difficult. But greater happiness has come from the difficulty.

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Film Your Faith Grand Prize Winner 2017

The Grand Prize winner of the Film Your Faith Video Contest is . . . “Common Thread” by Simon Rivera! In response to being awarded the top honors, Simon Rivera of Moseley, Virginia said, “Storytelling through videography allows me to express my creativity in a way...
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Religious Organizations Respond to Flooding in Texas After Hurricane Harvey

Faith in Action: Religious Organizations Respond to Flooding in Texas After Hurricane Harvey Islamic Society of Greater Houston Give relief to those affected by #HurricaneHarvey• Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY• Text "STORM" to 51555• Donate online at...
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Be Faithful in Small Things

Life can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Remember, it’s the little things you do each day that can add up to make a big difference—for yourself and others. Mother Teresa taught by word and deed that personal strength is found by faithfully giving your time...
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What it Means to be Jewish and ‘Keep Kosher’

Ultimately, keeping kosher isn’t just about food. Rather, it’s a daily reminder of our faith. 

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Dishing Out Faith, Food and Service

From what my Sikh friends told me, the idea of a communal kitchen ties together the past and the present of their faith.

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Raksha Bandhan: Ancient Festival, Sacred Bond

National Sibling Day has been around for a few decades in the United States, but siblings in India have been honoring the unique bond between brothers and sisters for centuries.

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Slowing Down in a 242 Mile Per Hour Zone

Are there devices that help us slow down in a world that gets faster and faster every day?

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A college student lives in his car for two years to fund a homeless shelter.

Did you know that college homelessness is a problem across the United States? A group of friends in Los Angeles decided to do something about it and created a shelter at a local church. To see how you can help, visit Bruin’s Shelter Imagine being strong enough...
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“Glorious”: What Macklemore Reminded Me About Faith

Macklemore’s new song, “Glorious,” reminded me so much about faith. As I was watching the recently released music video and listening to the song, the imagery and lyrics really spoke to my heart. I was reminded of love for family, new life, purpose,

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The Buddha’s First Sermon — A path to happiness for all faiths

Though given hundreds of years ago, what is traditionally thought of as the Buddha’s first sermon spells out the Four Noble Truths and Eightfold path that can lead even modern adherents to their own form of Enlightenment.

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Fireworks, Freedom, and Faith

The Fourth of July is about more than fireworks. It’s about celebrating the freedom to choose how you want to believe.

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What Ramadan Taught Me About Spiritual Purification

Learning about the Islamic month of fasting and prayer inspired me to evaluate my own spiritual health.

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People of Faith Respond to the Finsbury Park Attack

Watch this discussion with a rabbi, Muslim and Bishop that is wonderfully #London. Finsbury Mosque Muslims had Iftar with Rabbi last night pic.twitter.com/pWWCoHqAY3 — Julia Macfarlane?? (@juliamacfarlane) June 19, 2017 Our thoughts & prayers are with the...
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Forgive Yourself; It’s What Friends Do

Sometimes the person that needs your forgiveness the most, is you. Maybe it’s time to be a better friend to yourself, let go of old hurts, and move forward.

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Embracing Your Inner Underdog

We all love a good underdog story, but who in their right mind wants to BE an underdog? It will happen to us all sooner or later, so we might as well embrace it!

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God Has a Purpose for Your Pain

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The 411 on Shavuot

Shavuot commemorates the revelation of the Torah on Mt. Sinai to the Jewish people and occurs on the 50th day after the 49 days of counting the Omer.

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Love Thy Neighbor

Emily Hedrick spent a few weeks getting to know and learn about Muslim life in Morocco. In her experience there she learns more about what it is to be Muslim and meeting those who truly live their religion.

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Faith in God’s Timing

Dreams lagging behind? Prayers pending? Wondering why promised blessings haven’t shown up at your door? Karen shares 3 personal perspectives to help renew trust in God’s impeccable timing in the labyrinth of life. He’s never a second late.

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William Tyndale: 3 Things to Learn from the Father of the Bible

William Tyndale, the father of the English bible, left a powerful legacy we can pattern today for courageous and faith-filled living.

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Faith is on Everyone’s Mind

They come in many shapes and sizes, but these hats have one thing in common: Faith, each a symbol of reverence and sacred tradition. Sikh men—and sometimes women—wear a dastaar or turban to cover unshorn hair. It’s a sign of spirituality as well as honor and...
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The Faith of Refugees

The story of each refugee is different, yet each is weaved with common threads. The brightest color being their daily hope, their faith that life will get better.

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Faith is Like a Hike

Faith is like a hike you’ve never been on. You can only trust in the words of experienced hikers who have already been down that path. Like faith, you won’t see evidence that the final destination is worth it until you take the first steps.

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Do Biblical Miracles Exist Today?

Is God performing healings in France? Over five million people believe He is.

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The History of Vaisakhi from a Sikh’s Perspective

In India, Vaisakhi is a month where the year’s crops are harvested. Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi for another reason; on this day, a new crop of mankind was created— “The Khalsa.”

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The Story of Easter is Personal

The story of Easter is the story of hope for those touched by the finality of death. For believers of the Christian faith, Easter promises everlasting life through Jesus.

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3 Ways to Celebrate Buddha’s Birthday No Matter Your Faith

Celebrating Buddha’s birthday is something we all need, no matter our religion.

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The Golden Rule

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People of faith respond to tragedy in London

Our thoughts and prayers for the victims of the #london attack in #Westminister #PrayForLondon pic.twitter.com/W7Z4sq2wH6 — MuslimsForPeace (@muslimsforpeace) March 22, 2017 Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the incident in Westminster this...
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Zamperini and Me: 4 Lessons on Faith

Louis Zamperini was a person of faith, even though he lost his way at times. And, like Zamperini, faith has played an important role in my sobriety, and my life.

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Meditating your way to stronger relationships

Through meditation, you can reap the benefits of better health, but did you know you can also improve your relationships? Check out the three benefits of improved mindfulness that can help you find relationship success!

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Purim: A Jewish Celebration of Faith and Courage

The story of a young orphan’s act of faith and courage has lived on for over 2,500 years. Never underestimate what’s possible when you put your faith in action.

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A Holi Holiday: Clearing the past, coloring the present

Looking for ways to overcome past burdens? Holi is a Hindu holiday that starts with a bonfire symbolizing the burning of the bad and the victory of good. The next day, people drench each other in color to celebrate spring, harmony and fresh starts.

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9 Quotes for Self-Empowerment from Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou’s words reveal her fighting spirit and love of life while teaching us how to overcome trials and live joyfully.

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A Celebration of Gratitude, Hindu Style

Each year, Hindu villagers gather to worship, to give thanks, to visit with friends and family. For many, it takes days to arrive at the temple, and a lot of faith. Sacred stories help along the way.​

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Lessons in Faith from Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is remembered as a man of honesty, courage, and kindness. Was he a man of faith too? The following messages, in Lincoln’s own words, teach us why looking to God should be as important to us today as it was to him then.

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Love Requires Faith

Cultivating relationships requires faith in the value of connection, faith in the power of the process, and faith in constant sources.

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Tu BiSh’vat—A Jewish Holiday for Us All

Today, Jews celebrate Tu BiSh’vat, also called Jewish Arbor Day or New Year of the Trees. Here are some lessons we can all learn on this holiday.

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3 Lessons I Learned from Meditation in 7 Days

I had never seriously meditated before, but when challenged to try it for a week, I learned some important lessons.

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Kindness: Kindling for the Flame of Faith

Building faith in ourselves, each other, and in the world is easier than you might think. Discover the power of even the simplest expressions of kindness.

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Making Your Life A Masterpiece

Michelangelo was a man of faith, both in God and himself. We can make our own lives masterful works of art by following 5 lessons we learn from Michelangelo.

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Living the Dream

While we still have a very long way to go, I saw a little piece of Dr. King’s dream come true that day. In the children’s room of a public library in Texas, white families and black families metaphorically joined hands as sisters and brothers.

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Finding Meaning in the Mundane

We all want life to be exciting and adventurous. Unfortunately, most of life does not consist of hiking Mount Kilmonagaro. So, how can faith can help you find meaning in the grocery store line?

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The Path

“Faith tells me that no matter what lies ahead of me — God is already there.” — Unknown

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Choosing Mindfulness

How to apply mindful meditation to life by rejecting worry.

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7 Life-Changing Lessons from Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa was a woman of intense faith who fervently believed the world could be a better place, drop by drop, person by person. She dedicated her life to succoring and empowering the disenfranchised, and taught us, through her actions, to cultivate and live an attitude of faith.

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5 Uncommon Gifts to Give This Christmas

You’ve made your list and checked it twice, but there’s still time to give five more important gifts to those you love.

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5 Life Lessons from Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy is known for her elegance and composure in the midst of personal heartbreak and tragedy. What can she teach us about getting more out of life?

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Surprising Meanings Behind Christmas Symbols

The stories behind some Christmas symbols are easy to guess, but others could surprise you. Learn why we celebrate with oranges in our stockings, boughs of holly, tinsel, wreaths, and poinsettias.

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7 Things C.S. Lewis taught us about faith

It’s easy to feel weighed down when the pressures from the world seem to swallow us whole. When times are tough, remember these lessons taught by C.S. Lewis.

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5 Inspiring Lessons Learned From Helen Keller

Hellen Keller was an author, speaker, and activist with a spirit of determination that served as an inspiration for people with disabilities and generations to come. She triumphed over adversity and dedicated her life to helping others.

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Dealing with Loss During the Holidays

The holidays don’t feel very merry sometimes after the death of a loved one. Going into my third Christmas after my mother’s passing from cancer, I’ve learned a few principles that don’t take the pain away, but do help me move toward healing.

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5 Ways to Share Your Faith This Holiday Season

Sharing your faith with your friends, neighbors and even family can sometimes feel clumsy and awkward. Here are five ways to share your faith more easily this holiday season.

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Leap of Faith

Sometimes all it takes is a leap of faith.

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2 Truths, Some Lies, and an Elephant

When everyone has an opinion, it’s nice to know there’s truth somewhere. But do you know how to find it?

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Finding Faith Through Doubt

The media called a statement made by the Archbishop of Canterbury, “the doubt of the century.” If we express doubts, does that mean that we’ve lost faith? No! Doubt can be a necessary ingredient in building the bedrock of our faith.

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What are you grateful for?

We all have much to be grateful for. #GiveThanks

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Spiritual Power Outages

Just as power outages occur in the wake of devastating hurricanes, they can occur in our lives during spiritual storms. There is a way to turn the lights back on. We have access to the switch. We have access to a Higher Power who knows how to help.

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5 Surprising Ways Running Can Be Your Spiritual Practice

After the death of my brother, I took up running again and it became not only a path to better health but an important spiritual practice. Here’s why.

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When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Everyone has bad things their lives, but that doesn’t mean God doesn’t care. He is teaching us to find gratitude for the beautiful things instead.

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3 Hidden Symbols of the Pumpkin

From interpreting dreams to nourishing your soul, your pumpkin roll means a lot more than just a decadent dessert!

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6 Inspiring Quotes from Nelson Mandela

Though he was generally private about his faith, these six quotes show how Mandela’s beliefs shaped his life’s work.

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Faith Enough to Adopt

The journey to adopt is filled with uncertainty, yet eased by the faith God has entrusted to facilitate the process. After all, he knows us, he knows our families, and he knows how to bring us together.

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7 Tips to Make Prayer More Meaningful

Little things make a big difference when you’re trying to get closer to God.

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Yoga and Your Spirit: Finding the Connection

Can you actually find answers while posing like a hippie? Why yes, yes you can.

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Tired and Stressed? Try This

If you are feeling tired and stressed out all the time, here are two exercises to try out that really work.

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5 Things Pope Francis Wants the World to Know

Pope Francis’s advice for the world’s youth. And for all of us.

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5 Empowering Truths by Eleanor Roosevelt that Could Change Your Life

Whether Eleanor Roosevelt was busy leading as the First Lady, actively pushing for equality, or serving as American Spokesperson in the United Nations, she was a true example of strength, courage and determination.

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What a Cadet Learned About Faith

Have you ever wondered how faith and knowledge can go together? This story details one U.S. Army ROTC Cadet’s experience with just that.

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Mastering Mindfulness

Need a solution to help you avoid distraction, stop worrying, and find more happiness in your daily life? Do all this by learning to focus your attention on the present.

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5 Ways to Find Fulfillment According to the Dalai Lama

Life is full of mundane and even empty pursuits. But a peek into the wisdom of the Dalai Lama provides tools to find fulfillment every day.

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Stressed? How Faith Can Help

The reality is that stress and worry are all a part of this thing we call life. But there are a number of ways to lessen its burden—including exercising faith.

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15 Olympians Share Their Secrets For Olympic Success

See what Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky say they have in common.

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Three Ways Remembrance Can Change Your Life

Sometimes, simply remembering certain things can be what we need to feel greater peace and hope for the future.

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Mastering Technology to Foster Spiritual Growth

I embraced technology as a tool for spiritual self-development, but it took me a few years to find the right balance.

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Trust Your Faith Like You Trust Your Knowledge

Have you ever had doubts or questions about your beliefs? Good! You’re not alone. Read on to learn how to evaluate and come to trust your faith.

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How to Reach Beyond Your Limits

Every great athlete has had to push through obstacles and reach beyond limits. How do they do it? And how can we reach beyond our own limits in our individual lives?

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What To Do When Your Church is a PokéStop

Churches are finding themselves at the center of an opportunity to share faith with others. Here are 3 things you can do to help share your faith.

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Halfway House Poets – Jasmine

Words of faith by former inmates. Part 4 of 4 – “You” by Jasmine “Pryncez” Harris.

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Five Ways to Find Light in the Darkness from Corrie ten Boom

Through her faith and love, Corrie ten Boom’s life teaches us how God’s light can shine on even the darkest moments of our lives.

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Let Gratitude Be Your Superpower

Gratitude: A foundation from which your life can take flight.

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Halfway House Poets – Jesse

Words of faith by former inmates. Part 3 of 4 – “Keeping Safe” by Jesse Anderson.

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Halfway House Poets – Charles

Words of faith by former inmates. Part 2 of 4 – “Letter to God” by Charles.

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Of Saints and Scientists

What to do when faith and science don’t seem to align.

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Halfway House Poets – Marketta

Words of faith by former inmates. Part 1 of 4 – Marketta’s poem, “Untitled.”

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What Zambia taught me about Faith in God’s Timing

A recent humanitarian trip to the developing, third-world country of Zambia was a lesson for me on faith. Faith is not about our timing, but it is trusting God’s timing for the blessings we hope to receive.

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5 Lessons Gandhi Teaches Us About Humanity

Gandhi was a wise man whose life lessons far extend past the 79 years he spent spreading messages of peace, acceptance and love on Earth.

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This is Why I Pray

We’re told daily how to act and feel, what to eat and drink, how to be happy. But there’s a way to sort through myriad of messages hurled from every direction.

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Following Your Intuition

Intuition is an inner sense of knowing that can’t be easily explained or explained away. Here are four ways to find your intuition—and more peace of mind.

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The Parable of the Honda

When Jessica couldn’t move her head or left arm 40 seconds after her car was T-boned, she knew it was bigger than just cuts on her face and neck.

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Why choose faith?

When there are so many options and opinions, what’s the virtue of belief?

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Why You Should Meditate Today

When my therapist asked if I meditated, I said yes. I thought reading scripture and praying counted, but I was missing an easy, faith-affirming, stress-reducing third step.

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How I Kept My Faith When I Lost My Job

Confession: I didn’t really keep my faith , but I did regain it. Here’s how I stuck with it and saw unexpected doors open up.

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Stop Everything Right Now and Just Be Still

When was the last time you paused to focus on what matters most?

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Are You Living in Focus?

Sometimes we forget to do the simple things that help us stay at the top of our game.

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Former CIA Operator Risks His Life to Fight Human Trafficking

Modern abolitionist and former U.S. special agent Tim Ballard now personally rescues hundreds children from the sex and slave trade around the world through a private foundation, Operation Underground Railroad. Watch how his story of faith unfolded in the face of great fear.

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Celebrating the Faith of Mothers: Anna’s Journey

​This weekend as you celebrate Mother’s Day, consider how your mom has helped inspire your faith.

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“Got a Decision to Make? Exercise Your Faith”

Exercising faith in making good decisions is a matter of taking one step at a time.

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Stillness Is the Language of the Soul

Busyness is the language of modern life, but stillness is the language of the soul. Follow this advice to reconnect with the things that are most important.

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How Did Faith Change You?

How has faith changed your life? Watch this inspiring video from Faith Counts contributor, R.J. Hall.
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How the Light of Hope Guides Us Through Darkness and Despair

Here are the inspiring lessons I learned from my mom about how to have hope no matter how dark life may seem.

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Five Daily Exercises to Strengthen Faith

Our trust in God increases each time we act in faith, especially when what we feel we should do seems risky or foolish.

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What You Need to Know About Vaisakhi

Today, millions of people around the globe are celebrating Vaisakhi. Here’s what you need to know about the Sikh holiday.

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The Best Workout for Overall Wellness

We care for our bodies. We walk instead of drive, take the stairs, eat leafy green vegetables, drink imported spring water. But our spirits need just as much nourishment. Take the health of your spirit to heart. Set bitterness aside. Seek peace. Meditate. Dream....
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4 Ways to Grow Your Faith

This spring when you notice the flowers and trees beginning to blossom, consider these four ways you can help your faith bloom and work towards becoming the person you want to be.

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Relying on Faith to Accomplish Mission Impossible

By Samuel B. Hislop, FaithCounts.com Contributor I love my faith because it doesn’t like comfort zones and constantly invites me to seek excellence in everything. But those are also reasons I struggle with my faith because, thank you very much, I’m quite...
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Faith to Not Be Healed – The Story of Chanel White

Watch the incredible story of Chanel White, who has faith – not to be healed – but to have the emotional and spiritual strength to endure whatever comes her way.

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5 Ways Faith Improves My Life

For many of us of different backgrounds, faith brings peace, power, possibilities, provision and purpose. Here’s how.

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Faith Through the Eyes of a Child

Watch these 15 children share powerful descriptions of faith. What does faith mean to you?

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How God Came Through for Me

Just because things do not turn out as we plan doesn’t mean they don’t turn out exactly how God has planned.

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A non-Jewish Guide to Purim

Many people are familiar with the story of Esther and her incredible faith, but did you realize that there is an entire Jewish holiday dedicated to honoring and celebrating her story?

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Why Having Faith in Humanity Matters

Having faith in humanity gives us the tools to heal what is broken in this world.

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Moving Past Betrayal

Have you ever felt betrayed? Although at times it may not be easy to keep a hopeful perspective, here is how I found the courage to move past betrayal and press on to brighter horizons.

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Faith Is the Chocolate on My Vanilla Ice Cream

Faith makes the good times even better, just like chocolate on vanilla ice cream.

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What Two Singing Gigs Taught Me about Faith and Friendship

I thought it was just another performance, until a stranger’s gratitude opened my eyes.

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Why Your Don’t List Is as Important as Your ‘To-Do’ List

We are often defined by the things we do, but the things we don’t do are just as important—especially when avoiding them requires faith.

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Exercise and Faith – A Lifetime Commitment

I love to exercise every day, whether it’s a walk outside or practicing yoga in a studio. Here are a few things I realized faith and exercise have in common.

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7 Life-changing Lessons We Learn from Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa was a woman of intense faith who dedicated her life to succoring and empowering the disenfranchised, and taught us, through her actions, to cultivate and live an attitude of faith.

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Learning to See the Unseen

The next time you start to doubt your beliefs or think that physical proof is what you need, take comfort in knowing some of the most meaningful things in life aren’t seen.

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Can Faith Help You Find Love?

The surprising role of faith in finding love.

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Faith to Move Forward

God was slowly laying down the puzzle pieces, revealing the larger image He has for me. Showing me how faith brought me here.

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How a Fake Cheeseburger Saved My Life

My son went missing when he was two years old. His body didn’t go anywhere, but the rest of him did.

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In Failing to be Another, I’m Learning to be Me

I’ve spent much of my life envious of others endowed with more talent, more money, more success. I’ve repeatedly failed to be them, forgetting that there’s a divine, unique me.

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Discovering Your Brand New Life

You can completely change your life at any moment. Here’s how.

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10 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Holiday Movies

The holidays are a perfect time for staying in and watching a classic holiday movie. We can learn a lot about faith, family and love from our favorite holiday movies.

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Bidding Goodbye to Busyness: Finding Faith at Christmas

The holidays seem to be defined more and more by busyness, but the story of Christmas invites us to something different, something better.

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Holidays Are about People, Not Things

What we crave most is connection, not things. Here are five tips for keeping the holidays focused on what truly matters.

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Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful Music Video – Faith Counts

BYU Vocal Point and BYU Noteworthy have teamed up for a powerful music video of the Christmas song “Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful”. Watch the video today and invite the Christmas spirit into your home.

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Hanukkah Handbook for Beginners

Eight quick lessons about the eight festive nights of Hanukkah.

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#FaithServes December

As you hurry to get everything on your to-do list done, take a moment to look around for someone who might need a helping hand or words of encouragement. Every act of service counts this holiday season.

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50 Reasons to be Thankful for Faith

We asked you to complete the sentence, “I’m grateful for my faith because…” Here are 50 of the more than 240 responses.

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Gratitude in the Hardest of Times

After my brother’s death, I felt I was in the darkest of times. But gratitude helped me to see how God was extending small and significant blessings.

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5 Ways to Share Your Faith this Holiday Season

Sharing your faith with your friends, neighbors and even family can sometimes feel clumsy and awkward. Here are five ways to share your faith more easily this holiday season.

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Finding Peace in Every Moment

As a busy working mother, I wanted to figure out how to maintain a sense of peace throughout the day, but I didn’t know how. I decided to look for people who had already figured it out.

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Have Faith in the Little Things

Whether you’re 17 or 70, love is made up of little things. Watch how two couples keep love alive.

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Faith As A Mustard Seed

How to have faith in difficult times when all you see are dark tunnels ahead.

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At Home with a Higher Power

What nature can tell us about divinity’s nature.

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#FaithServes November

The year is almost over and the holidays are fast approaching. Find some time this month to do some service, big or small, and make a difference in someone’s life.

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5 Ways to Find Truth

In a world with countless voices claiming to have the right answer to any question, it can be challenging to separate truth from opinion. Here are some ways to move forward with faith in your search for truth.

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How Faith Opens the Eyes of Our Hearts

In your darkest moments, do you ever feel like God isn’t there? Faith opens the eyes of our hearts.

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New Oprah Series Explains How Belief Connects Us All

A new 7-part series titled ‘Belief’ premiered Sunday on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel and shows how the journey of belief binds us all as humankind.

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How to Keep Your Faith Under Fire

Have you ever been blindsided by a comment that mocks your faith or the faith of someone in your social circle? Here’s how to keep it cool if your faith comes under fire.

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7 Things C. S. Lewis Taught Us About Faith

Though trying times in our lives come, we can learn from the words of C.S. Lewis the power of moving forward with faith.

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The One Thing That Tastes Better than Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin spice may make you feel warm and fuzzy during this season of change. But that warm fuzziness is fleeting. Try a cup of faith. It will last forever.

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#FaithServes October

Between busy school schedules, Halloween costume making and leaf raking, find opportunities to do more service during your daily routines and inspire others to do the same.

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A Rare Disease, a Rarer Faith

This 14-year-old made a choice to be happy in the face of a surprising diagnosis. Do you have the faith to be happy, no matter what?

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Sacred Spaces

Visiting and understanding the sacred sites of other faiths helps us appreciate the faith we all share.

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5 Inspiring Lessons of Faith from Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc’s life is an inspiring example of why faith counts. In her short life of 19 years, she led armies of her countrymen to drive the English from France, ensured a French Prince was crowned, and then died bravely as a martyr.

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Don’t Censor Your Faith

How comfortable are you talking about your faith with others?
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#FaithServes September

Take some time during your busy back-to-school, work or family schedule to do some service this month! As the leaves are changing you can make a choice to change too as you better adopt the idea of service into your life and join #FaithServes.

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#FaithServes

#FaithServes will run from September through December, and each month will bring a new batch of service ideas. On the 1st of each month thirty-one ideas will be posted, specific to that particular month and holidays. You can also follow @MyFaithCounts on Twitter for daily service reminders!

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Faith Can Help You Soar: What Four Great Authors Have to Say About It

We are all afraid of failure. But you won’t find success without failure and faith. Four fiction writers express how faith can bring you farther than you ever imagined.

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4 Tips to Let Go of Grudges for Good

People can be rude, insensitive, or downright mean. But holding grudges can weigh us down. Here are four tips to let go of grudges for good

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Keeping Faith In College

Transitioning to college life can be overwhelming and scary for everyone. Here are four students’ perspectives on keeping your faith in college.

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Bridging Faith Across Generations

How are parents sharing their faith with their families? The answer may have less to do with what they believe and more to do with how they believe.

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Faith and Nature

Have you ever stood alone in a forest and wondered, “Where did all this love come from?” Well, you’re not alone. Here are five quotes from people who have felt the same way. 

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Let Faith Be Your Sidekick

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. Batman and Robin. Pop culture’s most dynamic duos pair a hero with a sidekick who always helps them save the day. What are three ways faith can be your sidekick?

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How to Put Your Faith in Action

Put your faith into action. Do some good today.

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Faith in Freedom

U.S. presidents and leaders sound off on freedom and faith.

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Do You Believe in Miracles?

We went to the Las Vegas Strip and asked about miracles. Watch to see some inspiring responses.

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Tap Into the Transformative Power of Music

Music is a universal language with the power to uplift, motivate, inspire, and transform our lives.

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When was the last time you prayed?

Prayer can take many forms, but the purpose is the same. To connect for a moment in our busy lives with a higher power.

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Finding Faith in Fries

Five companies that aren’t shy about their religious convictions.

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Faith: The Ultimate Personalized Experience

Do you own the one device where you will never have to worry about paying for data or losing a signal?

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3 Ways to Share Your Faith on Social Media

Is sharing your faith on social media a little scary? Read on to discover why you should share anyway.

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How to Move Forward While Being Still

Sometimes the best way to move forward in life is to stop and be still.

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Why do we play “Faith Taboo?”

Do you ever try to hide or dance around the idea of faith and the role it plays in your life?

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What If You Didn’t Trust Elevators?

The Elevator. A 5,000 pound mechanized death-trap strung together with pulleys and cables, hidden behind the curtains. How can you trust it?

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Around the Table: How Sharing Food is an Act of Faith and Love

They didn’t have to spend their money or their time or their lives with me. But they did. I was a stranger, and they welcomed me.

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How 50 incredible moms strengthened their families

Last week we asked how your mom has helped strengthen your faith. Here is what you had to say…

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A 96 Day Premature Baby Miraculously Survived Because of This

Born three months premature and weighing just 2.7 pounds, see how this baby miraculously survived.

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Yoga—A path to physical and spiritual healing

Yoga is much more than a group of people in stretchy pants looking calm as they strike perfectly balanced poses on different colored mats. It has the power to heal and strengthen not only the body, but also the spirit.

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How to Have a Successful Bad Day

The next time you find yourself in the middle of a bad day, hold tight to your faith and you will be able to conquer any challenge that pops up.

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Homeward Bound: How to Discover the True Meaning of ‘Home’

In our ever-increasingly globalized world, we cross boundaries, move to different cities, travel over oceans. What is the meaning of ‘home?’

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Put Down Your Device – Upgrade Your Faith Instead

We wait in line to get our hands on cutting-edge gadgets that will make life easier, but do we really need all the terabytes and latest operating systems to find solutions to our everyday problems?

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Have you ever experienced unnecessary censorship?

Don’t be a victim of unnecessary censorship. Don’t censor your faith or anyone else’s.

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Have Faith in your Faith

Have you ever felt like talking about your faith is “taboo?”

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Celebrating Passover: What You Need to Know About the Passover Seder

Though the seder ritual varies by both geography and time period, themes of freedom, gratitude and faith permeate.

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Anatomy of a Soul

Often without us even realizing it, prayer is the ground upon which we stand.

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St. Patrick: Who Was the Man That Inspired the Holiday?

Who was the man—the Saint—that inspired St. Patrick’s Day?

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You believe what? A guide to better interfaith friendships and conversations

Taking the awkward silence out of interfaith friendships, one conversation at a time.

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Skateboards and Faith

We all jump into the unknown more than we realize. Watch how these skaters find balance on the board and in life.

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Faith’s Light in the Darkness: Ash Wednesday

What exactly is Ash Wednesday and why is it significant to Christians around the world? Here are three things you need to know.

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U.S. Presidents: In Good Faith

Take a look back at some of the wise words of faith from our U.S. presidents.

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The Secret Ingredient to Great Relationships

Remember to add this one secret ingredient to all of your relationships.

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What To Do When Love Hurts

Here are three quick tips that can help you forget the February blues.

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Hear Elizabeth Smart Explain This One Crucial Detail That Helped Her Escape

The real reason Elizabeth Smart survived a brutal abduction.

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Faith is Like Summer Rain and Roller Coasters

We asked you to put on your poet’s cap and tell us what your faith is like. Here are some of the top responses.

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Faith: Worth the Dial Up

Dial up your faith. It’s worth the wait.

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15 Tips to Stay Spiritually Fit in 2015

Your guide to a healthy spiritual life in the new year.

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Faith in Film: Holiday Edition

Pass the popcorn balls: we count down our favorite quotes from holiday classics.

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Is Your Faith Well Worn?

Put it on, wear it in. It looks great on you.

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Big Hearts

The Little Sisters of the Poor give a home and hope to the elderly.

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Pray with Your Food

You gonna eat that? Sample the many flavors of faith.

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Lifting Leyte

When typhoon winds whipped the Philippines, a relief team put faith to work.

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Faith Lifts

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Freedom Isn’t Free

Thank you to those who leave their homes to protect...
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Faith Is Greater Than

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Swim Lessons

Olympic champ Missy Franklin learns to swim on solid ground.

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Sharp As Words

Words cut. Cut the bull: stop the bullying.

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Faith-Inspiring Quotes from 3 Fabulous Women

Read faith inspiring quotes from famous women such as Helen Keller, Audrey Hepburn, and Princess Diana.

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Read the Signs

How will you respond to signs of need?

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Wherever You Go

Let your faith ride shotgun each day as you travel life’s roads.
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Built upon Belief

Faith is democracy’s secret sauce.
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A Break in the Clouds

Clouded by doubt and despair? Here are three ways to let faith shine through.

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Wisdom of the Aged

Get schooled by Professor Dumbledore and other cinematic wise guys.

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Better Believe It

Unlike your uncle Lenny’s leisure suit, faith is still in style.
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In Other Words

We wax synonymous with an assist from Dictionary.com.

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Are You Passionate?

Passion, purpose, and faith: connect the dots to reveal the big picture.
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Power Up with 3 Ps

Proven principles to pack pow into your personality.

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Different Folks, Same Strokes

Our patchwork of faiths is diverse, but common threads stitch us together.

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Oh, Mr. Darcy!

Notes from The Notebook and other chick flicks.

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GPS for the Soul

Hit a turning point? Turn to a reliable guide.
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Delight in the Light of Faith

Plans change. Things go wrong. Still, belief illuminates the way forward.
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