QUOTE OF THE DAY

Hope is reborn in the form of faith, faith that God will take over, even if [you] can’t yet see how.

Beth Guckenberger

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Movies and TV

24 Classic Movies to Watch on TCM in December 2021

During the holidays many of us revisit beloved classic films. Here are 24 movies, many with a Christmas theme, that are airing on Turner Classic Movies in December 2021.

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Addiction and Recovery

A Frank Conversation Helped Her Family Reclaim Christmas

How do you deal with addicted family members at the holidays? Learn how this mother and daughter set boundaries.

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Mary visited by the angel
Holiday Prayers

How to Praise God, Just Like Mary

A closer look at the Magnificat, as we prepare for Christ’s birth

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Inspiration

5 Heartwarming Christmas Books to Give as Gifts this Year

Check out Guideposts’ collection of wonderful Christmas stories—the perfect gift for book lovers.  

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Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth; photo by Larsen&Talbert

Kristin Chenoweth: The Gift That Taught Her the Meaning of Christmas

As a teen, the award-winning actress and singer wanted Gloria Vanderbilt jeans, but the gift she received instead proved to be much more meaningful.

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Inspiration

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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The cast of the CW's 'The Waltons' Homecoming
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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First Christmas
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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Christmas prayer prompts
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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Praying through addiction
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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Pastor Matt Hall hikes the Appalachian Trail; video by Michael A. Schwarz
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
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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