Inspirational Stories

Inspirational stories celebrating the life lessons and favorites memories that come with living life in the country.

The Stitch and Chatter Club

January 19, 2016

Quilt squares found at a yard sale in California come home to Iowa.

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The Magic Of Simple Gifts

December 2, 2015

Friends and strangers showered my mother with love and kindness when she needed it the most.

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Every Other Year Anniversary

June 9, 2015

I never thought forgetting my anniversary would turn out to be the best way to celebrate it.

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We Can Fix This—Doing Good for National Parks and Forests

May 15, 2015

We Can Fix This—Doing Good for National Parks and Forests

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Winter Survival Story

December 14, 2014

Two under-dressed brothers take on a blizzard in this winter survival story.

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Family Christmas Tradition of Picking the Perfect Tree

November 18, 2014

Finding the perfect tree in granddad’s woods was a family Christmas tradition with a sweet secret behind its success!

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Sheep’s Starring Role in Live Nativity

November 14, 2014

Sheep’s owners prayed she wouldn’t turn a serene scene in the neighborhood’s live nativity into a rollicking rodeo.

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Girl Finds Christmas Joy as Snow Starts to Fall

November 14, 2014

While rushing to finish chores on Christmas Eve, a farm girl takes a moment to savor the Christmas joy around her.

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Thanksgiving Away From Home

October 15, 2014

An injured soldier stationed in Alaska finds comfort and fellowship while celebrating Thanksgiving away from home.

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A Thanksgiving Prayer

October 15, 2014

She remembers her father’s humble spirit when she says a Thanksgiving prayer, even after the holiday meal is nearly ruined.

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