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We received this encouraging story about a woman who decided to donate a kidney in order to make a difference in someone’s life.  The following is a condensed and edited version of the story, featured with permission of the National […]

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Like Derrin Austin, a father serving in the navy who surprised his son, Edgar Justino was a father serving in the army who wanted to surprise his daughter. Justino, who got called for active duty in the Army National Reserve, […]

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Despite the ongoing recession, a Gallup poll recently reported that Americans have renewed a positive outlook in their well-being and future. Gallup’s Well-Being Index is a survey that tracks six categories across American lifestyles: Life Evaulation, Emotional Health, Healthy Behavior, Physical Health, Basic Access, and […]

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Judy, Carol, and Deb were sisters who didn’t grow up together and had never met each other until recently.  Judy, 61, had been adopted as a baby when her birth parents couldn’t afford to raise her.  Carol and Deb were born […]

Beliefnet has an inspiring news story of it’s own to report. We won two Webby awards! Michael Kress, our Managing Editor and Vice President of Editorial, had the pleasure of accepting Beliefnet’s Webby Awards at a ceremony in Manhattan last […]

We’ve all seen the horrific photos of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Water birds, fish, and other sea animals have been affected along with fishermen whose livelihood depends on the Gulf. At least 27,000 jobs have been […]

When we first watched this extraordinary video, we had to share it with you. In the video, Jonathan, an 8-month-old boy, just had his cochlear implant activated by a doctor.  Jonathan is sucking on his pacificer when his implant is turned on […]

Young teens have been doing amazing things lately, from climbing Mount Everest to making prom dresses out of gum wrappers to sailing solo (non-stop) around the world. 16-year-old Abby Sunderland started her ocean journey on January 23 from Marina del Ray, […]

During high school, Haselteen Rumbo’s parents forbid her to attend the high school prom because of dancing. Now, at 90-years-old, Rumbo got a second chance to attend a high school prom in Independence, Missouri–with her 18-year-old great grandson. The nursing home that Rumbo […]

Gail Brant of Anderson, Indiana proved that it’s never too late to go back to school. At 87-years-old, Brant recently graduated from Anderson University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. When Brant graduated from high school, she didn’t get a chance […]