Friends and Family

Katie Jacobs

Keeping It Casual on Christmas Morning

The Hollywood stylist preferred formal meals, but her kids wanted a pajama-clad celebration. Could they compromise?

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Proud papa Hal helped straighten Pierce’s pin after she finished her training program.

He Spent Christmas Flying With His Flight Attendant Daughter

His daughter helped him recover from a broken neck, so he took six flights in three days to make sure she spent her holiday with family. 

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John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott

The Joy of Cooking: A Four-Generation Family Tradition

Meet the great-grandson who adapted America’s most beloved cookbook for the modern chef.

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Barbranda Lumpkins Walls

Gratitude and Grief: When a Loved One Dies on Thanksgiving

Losing her father on a holiday was hard, but it also allowed her family to truly celebrate his life.

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A married couple holding hands

Money Troubles Put Their Once-Happy Marriage at Risk

Could they work through their financial problems and revive their loving relationship?

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W. Bruce Cameron with his dog Tucker

W. Bruce Cameron Opens Up About His New Book and His Lifelong Devotion To Dogs

The best-selling author and screenwriter of A Dog’s Purpose keeps the adventures of the beloved Bailey going.

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Photo credit: Steve Koss

This Heaven-Sent Horse Healed Her Family

An elderly palomino befriends a lonely paint horse and brings hope after the death of a beloved pet. 

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Photo credit: Shevaun Williams

How Roaches Help Her Cope with a Debilitating Disease

This 12-year-old, who has Neurofibromatosis, happily keeps 5,000 cockroaches in her bedroom.

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Photographed for Guideposts by Larsen and Talbert

8 Celebrities Who Adopted Rescue Dogs

These actors, singers and news anchors have a soft spot for pups in need.

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Photo credit: Steve Koss

How God Brought Her Horses Together

After LeAnn Convis’s horse Storm lost her pasture mate, she searched endlessly for another horse to adopt but none felt like the right fit. It was when she went to buy more grain that the store clerk told her about a golden palomino named Kado, who lived just 10 minutes away and needed a retirement home. Will he be a good companion to Storm?

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Barbranda Lumpkins Walls

Dealing with Grief During the Holidays

Barbranda Lumpkins Walls shares how her family coped with her father’s passing on Thanksgiving Day.

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A group photo of three different breeds of dogs and a cat together.

Celebrating the Blessing of the Animals

A service for all creatures in honor of St. Francis.

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