QUOTE OF THE DAY

Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that's set apart to celebrate love, friendship and God's gift of the Christ child.​

Amy Grant

singer

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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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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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The blessings of giving to others.
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Why Giving Matters

The rewards of helping those in need far outweigh the cost to your pocketbook.

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How to Protect Yourself from Holiday Scams
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How to Protect Yourself from Holiday Scams

Here are some helpful tips for avoiding scams this holiday season.

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A Morning Angel Sighting

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

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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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Guideposts Holiday Gift Guide 2018
Inspiration

Guideposts Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping and browse our Holiday Gift Guide featuring meaning-filled presents that will bring inspiration and comfort for everyone on your list.

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How Hanukkah Teaches Us to Cast the World in Positive Light

The “Festival of Lights” builds from darkness into bright beauty.

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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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