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Devon Still and his daughter, Leah, are a daddy-daughter combo that just can’t be beat.  You may know Devon Still from his years in the NFL playing as a defensive tackle.  He made his start at Penn State, later moved […]

A mom and her six sons are inspiring others with their dedication and compassion for others.  Phoebe Kannisto could be considered a supermom.  She is the mother to six sons and one daughter.  Her sons, Andre who is 10, identical […]

Graduation season is in full swing.  High school students are preparing for college and college students are preparing for adulthood. Nonetheless, the graduation ceremony is something that any student views as a long time coming.  It is the last step […]

After 24 years, Shaurn Thomas is finally free. Thomas claimed for over 16 years that he did not kill a popular Philadelphia businessman in a street robbery. He was 16 then, and said he had been at a juvenile court […]

Jonny Benjamin was elated to finish his first race alongside Neil Laybourne, his savior. Benjamin managed to complete the marathon with the stranger who talked him down from a bridge when he was at his lowest point, feeling suicidal. They […]

Shannon Boxx was one of the world’s all-time great defensive midfielders and a former member of the United States women’s national soccer team. After she retired in 2015, she took on another rival, this time off the soccer field. Boxx […]

Our “People Who Do Good” series has been a blast and I’ve enjoyed highlighting the stories and lives of everyday heroes. This one comes to us from writer Rebecca Brittingham who traveled to Florida to find a cake-maker with a […]

First off, big congrats to Beliefnet blogger, author and Spirit Junkie Gabrielle Bernstein on her recent engagement in the “city of love”, Paris. In this video blog, she not only shares her exciting story, but also offers an inspiring lesson […]

Today’s guest blogger is Sam Bracken, co-author of My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change (Crown Archetype; June 2012) with Echo Garrett, spokesperson for the Orange Duffel Bag Foundation, and general manager of new media for Franklin Covey. […]

In March, I proudly started a series on people who go the extra mile to inspire and enrich the community around them. First, we met Shari Grimes and the work she does for the Hope House, then we met a […]