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Inspiration, encouragement, and a positive outlook are waiting for you in every Guideposts magazine story, so dive in and get a boost!
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Advice for Caregivers

5 Ways to Move Past Caregiver Denial

It’s not easy to accept that a loved one is dealing with dementia. From educating yourself to hiring respite care, here is how to come to terms with a difficult diagnosis.

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Marilyn, Dolly and Chuck; photo courtesy Marilyn Turk
Pets

A New Dog Helped This Retiree Strengthen His Faith

He had plans for retirement—travel, fishing and relaxing with his wife. They didn’t include a rambunctious puppy named Dolly.

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Edwina Perkins; photo by Grant Halverson
Stories of Hope

A Kenyan Christmas: Hot Weather, Elaborate Costumes and a Live Elephant

The family was on a mission trip in Africa for the holidays. Could they find joy and embrace new traditions so far from home?

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Stories of Faith

A Heaven-Sent Text Message Gave Her a Second Wind

She had never run an intense Ragnar Relay trail race before. She wasn’t sure she could do it—then she received an unexpected Bible verse.

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Seasonal Devotions

Spirit Lifting: Bringing Our Brokenness to Him at Christmas

This devotion reminds us that peace, joy and hope can be ours if we turn to Jesusat Christmas and all year round.

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Christmas lights in Leavenworth, Washington; credit: Inge Johnsson/Alamy
Travel

Greetings from Small-Town America: Leavenworth, Washington

This Washington mountain town, modeled after a Bavarian village and home of the Nutcracker Museum, attracts millions of visitors—at Christmas and all year round.

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Stories of Hope

Everyday Blessings: Let Kids Shine

Lifestyle expert Katie Brown shares how her church’s Christmas pageant helped some kids excel in unexpected ways.

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Jen Owens (left), founder of Forai, a faith-based nonprofit; photo courtesy Jen Owens
People Helping People

Everyday Greatness: Helping Immigrant Women Find Their Way

Jen Owens started a faith-based organization in St. Louis that employees female refugees and immigrants.

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Bible Resources

Verses to Live By: A New Year, a New Beginning

Contributing Editor Rick Hamlin eschews New Year’s resolutions but welcomes fresh starts. Here are three of his favorite verses to help you begin anew.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries
Stories of Faith

Keeping the Faith: Navigating a Spiritual Winter

Guideposts’ Vice President of Ministries reminds us that we all experience times of spiritual darkness. But keep listening for God: your faith will flourish again.  

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