'Making a DIFFERENCE'

Inspiring Hope: One Story at a Time

Inspiring Hope: One Story at a Time

Global Book Launch  (Nov. 25 – Dec 13, 2013) A pair of rocking chairs and two good quilts are the secret to a happy marriage. At least that’s what a New Brunswick maritimer claims in a read more

AHS Moves On…

AHS Moves On…

(Post by GARY DOI) It’s moving time. Not as in relocating but as in moving on. Yes, AHS (A Hopeful Sign), the blog devoted to sharing hopeful stories, images and videos will be shutting down. After two years of developing and managing read more

Commemorating the 3/11 Tohoku Earthquake Disaster

Commemorating the 3/11 Tohoku Earthquake Disaster

(Post by AIMEE LEDEWITZ WEINSTEIN) “After a major disaster, physical and emotional healing co-exist,” explains Sophia Slater. “One can’t exist without the other.”  To some adults, this might seem like common sense, but Sophia Slater is read more

First World Problems?

First World Problems?

Photo credit: CollegeDegrees360     (Post by CARRIE BRUMMER) I’ve grown up with a privileged life. As an adult those privileges continue to be extended to me. I see the same kind of privilege, if not read more

Season’s Greetings to AHS Visitors & Contributors

Season’s Greetings to AHS Visitors & Contributors

As the 2012 year comes to a close, there is no time more fitting to say “Thank You” to our readers and contributors of AHS. Thank you for the support you have given us throughout the year read more

Spreading Hope – Two Decades on Death Row

Spreading Hope – Two Decades on Death Row

Photo: Carrie Brummer (left) with Speaker/Author Kerry Cook (right) (Post by CARRIE BRUMMER) We were very fortunate in my school community to have speaker Kerry Cook share his story and experience. His experience is so powerful read more

A Place at the End of the Road – Eradicating Polio in India

A Place at the End of the Road – Eradicating Polio in India

(Post by SEPHI BERGERSON) There is a place in India where the road ends. It isn’t even a proper road as the last six kilometers coming into the town are thick mud and if you are read more

The Moments in our Children’s Lives

The Moments in our Children’s Lives

Photo: Michaela and Zack McCarthy (Post by DR. CLAIRE MCCARTHY) This past week, my two oldest children left for semesters abroad: Michaela went to Paris, and Zack to Beijing. I have all sorts of Mommy nervousness read more

The Search for Happiness

The Search for Happiness

Photo credit: http://www.sxc.hu/profile/godoflite (Post by CARRIE BRUMMER) I recently read a book called The Science of Happiness by Dr. Stefan Klein. I’ve always been interested in definitions of happiness and the journeys people take to reach read more

Removing Land Mines in Bosnia Herzegovina

Removing Land Mines in Bosnia Herzegovina

(Post by KEVIN HANRAHAN) So what is a patriotic citizen of Bosnian Herzegovina to do when her country is paralyzed from landmines? Go find the mines and remove them. Isn’t that what we would all do? read more