Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones…shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.

Eskimo Proverb

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Holiday Prayers

A Good Place to Keep Your Prayers? In a Jar!

During the Advent season, here’s a way to enliven and encourage your prayer life.

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Movies and TV

Another Christmas on Walton's Mountain

A half-century after the Walton family made its first appearance on televisions across the U.S., a TV film airing on the CW revisits their story.

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The 10 Best Christmas Gift Ideas for 2021

Find thoughtful and meaningful presents for your loved ones with our 2021 holiday gift guide.

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Holiday Prayers

How Did They Pray at the First Christmas?

7 ways to emulate the angels, magi, shepherds and others who prayed at the manger in Bethlehem

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God's Grace

10 Christmas Miracle Stories to Comfort Us

The Christmas season brings happiness, family, and even miracles.

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Life Advice

5 Self-Care Tips for a Positive Christmas

As Christmas draws near, it’s more important than ever to nurture your positive spirit with these techniques.

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Holiday Prayers

20 Christmas Prayer Prompts

These prayer starters will lead you down a meaningful path to the celebration of the Incarnation.

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Addiction and Recovery

Laura McKowen on the ‘Magic’ of Sobriety

The ‘We Are the Luckiest’ author shares how faith and a new perspective helped her recover from alcohol abuse.

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Prayers for Recovery

12 Scriptures to Help You Pray Through Recovery

We are all recovering from something, if not addiction. Here are some Bible verses to help.

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Addiction and Recovery

How the Great Outdoors Helped a Pastor on His Sobriety Journey

United Methodist pastor Matt Hall shares how a summer ministering to hikers along the Appalachian Trail influenced his recovery from drug addiction.

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Addiction and Recovery

How to Love Someone in the Throes of Addiction

Christ-like love is possible and does not depend on being able to control the situation.

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