If you can't find the spirit of the holidays in your heart, you'll never find it under a tree.

Michael Holbrook


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Devotions for Women

A Tip to Help You Simplify Christmas

Do you get wrapped up in trying to make Christmas perfect?  Read this.

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Stories of Faith

Nativity Scenes: The Story Behind This Christmas Tradition

If you display a set of plaster or carved Nativity figures each Christmas, you are taking part in a tradition that dates back centuries.

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Holiday TV Guide
Movies and TV

2017 Holiday TV Guide

Our guide to new and returning Christmas TV specials, movies and holiday-themed episodes this year. 

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Positive Living

Holiday Gift Ideas for Positive Thinkers

Let your gift-giving spark fun, joy and light in your loved ones’ lives.

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Actress and singer Rose Marie has been in show business since the age of four

Rose Marie: 90 Years—and Counting—in Show Business

Rose Marie, known for her roles in the Dick Van Dyke Show and later on Holllywood Squares, is still working—and loving it.

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Power of Prayer

That Incident in Times Square

A New York City subway commuter still prays for peace during Advent despite the Manhattan bombing.

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Christmas in China

Here's how the Chinese people celebrate Christmas in Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Macau and Hong Kong.

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Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates discusses his plans on funding Alzheimer's research

Bill Gates Invests $100 Million to Fight Alzheimer's Disease

The well-known humanitarian wants to support the battle against the disease.

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Rosemary and Juan at St. Raphael’s, where she first heard about the ESL program.
People Helping People

To Honor Her Late Daughter, She Became a 'Mom' to a Homesick Student

What could she do for this young man, missing his loved ones in Veracruz, Mexico, at Christmastime?

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Inspiring Stories

Hanukkah: The Long Reach of a Small Light

As Hanukkah begins, what will you kindle in your life?

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Positive Thinking

Gift Giving: The Surprising Benefits

Gift giving offers emotional and spiritual benefits to those who give

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Christmas and Advent 2017

Making Christmas spiritual
God's Grace

Making Christmas a Spiritual Experience

When we approach Christmas in the spirit of humility and with gratitude for Jesus, we celebrate the true meaning of the holiday.

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Military Families

7 Lessons from 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

A military mom shares how a favorite family television special brought home some important truths about the season.

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Inspiring Stories

Why Christmas Cards Are Really Advent Cards

They’re full of hope and the promise of God’s coming on Earth.

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Bible Verses for a Happy Christmas
Bible Resources

Bible Verses for a Happy Christmas

Truly have a holiday filled with wonder.

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