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A Wildfire Approaches, and an 8th-Grade Hero Jumps into Action…

posted by Dave Halliday

J.D. TenNapel and his father could see 100 foot flames moving north up the valley. The eight-grader from Cedar Edge Colorado hopped on his ATV to warn his neighbors about the rapidly approaching fire. J.D. is in the hospital now, […]

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Runner Helps Fallen Competitor Across the Finish Line

posted by Dave Halliday

Yards from the finish line, her competitor collapsed.  Meghan Vogel, a rival runner, thought nothing of reaching down and supporting her while they both crossed the finish line.  Watch this video to see why Meghan emerged victorious–earning a standing ovation […]

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70 Years Later, A WWII Veteran Receives his High School Diploma

posted by Dave Halliday

70 years after he was supposed to graduate, Jack Fletcher has finished his high school degree.  The 86 year-old dropped out to enlist in the army during WWII, but has longed for a degree ever since.  Watch this inspiring story […]

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From Homeless to Harvard – Disadvantaged High Schooler Beats the Odds

posted by Dave Halliday

David Boone is both smart and charming.  If you see him now, you’d never realize that he’d been homeless through part of high school.  But against the odds–including having to sleep on the streets some nights–he has excelled at math […]

A Blind History Teacher – You Won’t Believe How Good He Is

posted by Dave Halliday

He students say that he has an amazing ability to communicate.  The also say that his fellow teachers should try to teach blindfolded so that they can learn how to engage their classrooms!  Watch this amazing story about a blind […]

Men Knitting? Watch this Inspiring Prison Education Program!

posted by Dave Halliday

As soon as they walk in the door, the students make a beeline for their knitting projects.  Once they start knitting a pleasant calm falls over the room as the students settle into their work. These results would speak for […]

Drummer with No Arms Rocks a Cover of “Hot Right Now”

posted by Dave Halliday

Cornel Munn, a student at Oxford and a devout Christian, is a talented drummer who lacks nothing as a musician… except arms.  The disabled 20 year-old is a now a viral sensation after showing the world what he is capable […]

‘Bionic Woman’ Crosses Marathon Finish Line, 16 Days after Starting

posted by Dave Halliday

Used to jumping over hurdles at high speed on her horse, Claire Lomas has recently had to overcome new obstacles.  The 32 year-old former Equestrian broke her back in a horse-riding accident five years ago, resulting in paralysis from her […]

“He loves me, but he’s still annoying,” says 8-year-old after brother saves his life

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“He loves me. He cares about me. But he’s still annoying.” So says 8-year-old Brandon Lovett. That’s the thanks that his seventh grader brother, Bryan, gets after saving the third grader’s life. It seems Brandon was being his ever-active self […]

Good Samaritan thanks God he could rescue kidnapped 8-year-old girl, shrugs off hero talk

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Why should Victor Perez get involved? After all, he didn’t know any of the people in the news story. He didn’t know the family of a little girl who had been kidnapped off of the street. He’d never met the […]

Mom thanks God: Dog leads owner a half-mile … to perform CPR on non-breathing baby

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This tale has twists and turns that are almost too hard to follow. It seems a dog named Hunter flunked out of a police-training course teaching canines to save children. He was put up for adoption and Reyna Zurita took […]

11-year-old boy obeys heavenly voice, jumps to safety, saves family from burning home

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Ohio fifth grader Jeffrey Radcliffe says a heavenly voice told him what to do when he was trapped in his burning home. Facing a wall of flames and a collapsed stairs, he had to jump out of his second-story window. […]

Help Sponsor a Child in Bolivia

posted by Jana Melpolder

PLEASE hit the “Like” button above to share the Good News and add http://blog.beliefnet.com/goodnews to your favorites. Oscar is just like any other 10 year-old. He could enjoy hanging out with his friends and playing games. But this little boy from Bolivia […]

Boaters Detangle Humpback Whale Saving its Life

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PLEASE hit the “Like” button above to share the Good News and add http://blog.beliefnet.com/goodnews to your favorites. New stories every day! Michael Fishbach and his colleagues were recently on a small boat when they encountered a humpback whale entangled in a […]

Beliefnet Plans to Travel to Bolivia with World Vision

posted by Jana Melpolder

PLEASE hit the “Like” button above to share the Good News and add http://blog.beliefnet.com/goodnews to your favorites. Beliefnet is happy to announce that it will join the Christian organization World Vision on an exciting journey to Bolivia – a country that is […]

Dog thrown away in dumpster ends up saving a child!

posted by agreyson

PLEASE hit the “Like” button above to share the Good News and add http://blog.beliefnet.com/goodnews to your favorites. New stories every day! Jack, a feisty terrier mix was once left to die in a dumpster. He was adopted by the Pieters […]

Tom Hanks removes all doubt of whether he speaks Spanish

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Ever been in a conversation where you didn’t have a clue what the other people were talking about? But you try to be a good sport and add something anyway? Watch actor Tom Hanks demonstrating to the viewers of Univision […]

Teen Triumphs to Compete in Special Olympics World Games

posted by Jana Melpolder

PLEASE hit the “Like” button above to share the Good News and add http://blog.beliefnet.com/goodnews to your favorites. New stories every day! Written by Mark Hanlon, Senior Vice President of Compassion International Every so often, you come across someone who truly inspires […]

11-Year-Old Girl Scout Saves Baby Girl From Drowning

posted by Evan Derrick

11-year-old Phoenix, AZ native Gillian Perdue was at a friend’s pool party when she noticed a 2-year old girl flipped upside down in her inner tube. The parents, chatting nearby, had no clue that the little girl was about to drown. […]

Kansas City Chiefs star saves drowning 6 year old

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PLEASE hit the “Like” button above to share the Good News and add http://blog.beliefnet.com/goodnews to your favorites. New stories every day! Six year old Bryson Moore was at his cousin’s swim party when he slipped under the surface of the water. […]

Veterans help clean up tornado ravaged areas

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PLEASE hit the “Like” button above to share the Good News and add http://blog.beliefnet.com/goodnews to your favorites. New stories every day! Returning veterans find new life as they transition out of war and into a different kind of service, helping homeowners […]

Military Dog Saves Four Soldiers in Afghanistan

posted by agreyson

On the battlefield in Herat, Afghanistan, Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Lee, Private 1st Class Ben Bradley and two other soldiers with the Red Platoon, Bulldog troop found themselves in peril. A rocket propelled grenade penetrated their fighting position putting them […]

Super Subway Hero Meets the Man He Saved

posted by Dave Halliday

This may be one of the feel-good stories of the year.  Carlos Flores, New York’s newest subway hero, met the man he saved at the hospital after the incident.  Thomas Grant was on his way to volunteer at a soup […]

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