QUOTE OF THE DAY

We connect with God in our humanity.... This is almost all I ever need to remember. Gravity and sadness yank us down, and hope gives us a nudge to help one another get back up or to sit with the fallen on the ground.

Anne Lamott

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Entertainment

3 Make-Ahead Ideas for Happy Holiday Entertaining

Your holiday season will be brighter if you are relaxed when guests come calling.

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Power of Prayer

10 Scripture Prayers for Safety and Protection

When you are feeling fearful, these verses from the Bible will bring comfort and ease.

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Positive Living

3 Ways to Focus on Progress, Not Perfection

Embrace the “growth mindset,” a way to understand that progress and change are possible for each of us.

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Living Longer, Living Better

Want to Live Longer? Focus on Relationships

Why having a social life may be the best thing you can do for your health. 

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Prayer Stories

4 Ways to Welcome Advent

Advent is a season that reminds us to hold on to hope and the promise of Christmas. 

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Carlen Maddux found out that healing was within himself.
Caregiving

Caring for His Wife with Early-Onset Alzheimer's Led Him on a Path of Spiritual Growth

His wife's early-onset Alzheimer's challenged them both, emotionally and spiritually, but acceptance bolstered by faith brought them comfort.

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Angels

A Morning Angel Sighting

A new job, a new commute to work, a new angel.

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Inspiring Stories

10 Things You Might Not Know About Advent Calendars

From its humble origins, the Advent calendar has become one of the Christmas season's most beloved traditions. Here's how that came about...

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Addiction and Recovery

Why the Alcoholics Anonymous Co-Founder's Wife Founded Al-Anon

How Bill Wilson's wife, Lois, came to understand the far-reaching effects of alcoholism

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Addiction and Recovery

A New York Christmas with Family

Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief found strength in his family during the holidays even though his sobriety was still fragile.

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A mother talking to her teenage son during the holidays.
Addiction and Recovery

The Power of Truth Saved Her Son from Drugs

She couldn’t bring herself to confront her son about his drug use and it nearly cost him his life.

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A grandfather and her adult granddaughter.
Addiction and Recovery

Her Loving Grandpa Saved Her From Addiction

How her grandfather guided her to change her life for the better.

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