Special Features

October 7, 2019

A Roadmap for Life

Whether you think life is a highway, or you prefer the road less taken, maps can help us determine where we are and how to get where we want to go. Click the links below to explore how the beliefs...
October 1, 2019

Farming

For many people, farming was something our families did many generations ago. For others, it’s still a way of life. And for some people, farming is a metaphor for life and a source of strong belief. Click the links below...
September 24, 2019

Writers of the 1950s

The original This I Believe series included a number of literary icons of the 20th century. Their mastery of words helped them to craft intriguing essays about their personal beliefs. Click the links below to learn what James Michener, Pearl...
September 16, 2019

Family and Friends

Not all presents are wrapped in pretty paper with bows and ribbons. Some are gifts of knowledge or wisdom that are passed from one person to another. Click the links below to read what these essayists have learned from family...
September 9, 2019

Stepfamilies

Blended marriages can create unique challenges for stepchildren and stepparents. But the rewards can be as powerful and as strong as any familial relationship. Please click the links below to read how these essayists navigated the tricky waters of their...
September 3, 2019

Random Acts of Kindness

We may never know the long-term effects of doing good deeds or cheering up a stranger with a small act of kindness. Whether spontaneous or planned, acts of kindness can be contagious and set off chain reactions of more people...
August 26, 2019

Blessings After Hurricane Katrina

This week fourteen years ago, when Hurricane Katrina devastated the coast of Louisiana and Mississippi, the monster storm couldn’t break the spirit of Gulf Coast residents. Click the links below to see how the people, even when faced with disaster,...
August 19, 2019

Fishing

For many people, fishing is a sport. For others, it’s an excuse to spend some quiet time in nature. And for some people, fishing is a metaphor for life and the source of belief. Click the links below to read...
August 12, 2019

Teaching

Many say that teaching is the most noble profession in the world. And a lot of teachers also say it's the world's hardest. Teaching can be fun and invigorating, challenging and exhausting, all at the same time. Click the links...