Recent Kids Stories

children's sky blue winter coat

I had the most inexplicable urge to buy it even though I had no one to give it to...

by Sally Pekarek Carroll
, Bentonville, Arkansas

David Barfield and his wife, Karen

The holidays were coming but not for this Christmas tree farmer and his family—not with a failing crop.

by David Barfield
, New Caney, Texas

Jill Hardie

A holiday tradition helps an Ohio family remember what Christmas is really about.

by Jill Hardie
, North Canton, Ohio

Actress Nia Vardalos

Thanks to a Los Angeles billboard, the acclaimed actress and her husband have a daughter to call their own.

by Nia Vardalos
, Los Angeles, California

Sharon Hinck, Contributing Author Mornings with Jesus

A simple shift in perspective can help you turn your burdens to blessings.

by Sharon Hinck
, Bloomington, Minnesota

The giant Ronald McDonald balloon soars over the streets of Manhattan

Learn fascinating facts about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

by Ann Matturro Gault
, Verona, New Jersey

Devotional writer, Erin Keeley Marshall

There truly is something miraculous about attentively reading the Bible.

by Erin Keeley Marshall
, Rogers, Arkansas

An artist's rendering of Santa Claus filling stockings hung by the fireplace

A Guideposts editor explores the life and legacy of the man who gave us so many Yuletide traditions.

by Rick Hamlin
, New York, New York

Meghan Dempster and her son Terefe

A woman encounters a child who stole her heart a half a world away.

by Meghan Dempster
, Knoxville, Tennessee

Judy Reed and her brother Tim

Family harmony is restored when the holidays help two siblings put a lingering squabble behind them.

by Judy Reed
, Norfolk, Virginia

Picture of oil well festooned with colorful Christmas lights

Babysitting an oil well was about as far from a Norman Rockwell Christmas as she could imagine.

by Janice Brooks-Headrick
, Sevierville, Tennessee

Bruno Serato

In this video from CBS' "On the Road," a California restaurateur strives to feed homeless kids.

Mira Sorvino in her role as UN Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking

The Oscar-winning actress wants to end one of the world's greatest evils and she needs your help.

by Mira Sorvino
, Los Angeles, California

Here are two easy ways to boost your mood and feel more positive. All you need are pencil and paper.

by Amy Wong

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