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A roundup of Good News stories covering our backyard to around the world.

Inspiring: Homeless man divulges past to stranger

This homeless veteran’s story reminds us of the unfortunate, sometimes inspiring circumstances that often get pushed unnoticed under a blanket of judgment.


Veterans volunteer for combat- against mother nature

It started after the Haiti earthquake two years ago and turned into something far bigger than Jake Wood, 28-year-old war veteran, could have imagined.


India man single-handedly grows 1,360 acre forest

For over thirty years Jadav Payeng has labored in isolation over an unusual project. As a result, what was once a desolate sandbar in Brahmaputra, India is now a lush forest fostering many endangered species such as a Bengal tiger and a one-horned rhino.


Former Girl Scout sells cookies to save lives

Ten-year-old Grace Swanke decided to leave the Girl Scouts after learning of the organizations partnership with Planned Parenthood, but instead of letting her cookie-selling talents go to waste, she began “Cookies for Life” and is raising thousands of dollars to support local pro-life causes.


Winter Jam world’s No. 1 music tour

With more attendees than any other music tour in the world, Christian music festival Winter Jam breaks its own record from last year, beating out acts like the Black Keys and Brad Paisley.


NYC church’s rooftop farm provides for community

Members and friends of the Metro Baptist Church have creatively utilized every square foot of space to provide needed produce for local food pantries.


New documentary shows music’s profound effect on Alzheimer’s patients

What began as a simple experiment involving one Alzheimer’s patient in a nursing home quickly became a sensational method for improving memory and responsiveness in those suffering from dementia. It’s also the subject of a new documentary called Alive Inside. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett investigates the effect of music on nursing home populations with the help neurologist Oliver Sacks and brings his findings to the screen.


Mother of Virginia Tech victim returns to faith five years later

After years of harboring bitterness toward God over the death of her daughter in the Virginia Tech shootings, Celeste Peterson finds peace in the midst of her mourning, showing that even the most traumatic situations can be made to glorify Him.


83 years of marriage and counting

A Texas couple celebrating their 83rd anniversary speak of the unfaltering love that has bonded them since their adolescence, prompting them to elope under cover of night in 1929.


New Jersey mayor pulls woman from burning home

This official’s life of public service doesn’t stop when he leaves the office.

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“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10: 25


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