Inspiration

During hard times, such as parenting challenges, marital problems, illness, or financial struggles, we can all draw on deep sources of comfort and hope to help guide us forward.

Knitting as love

Knitting as a Way of Giving Back

How a crafty church group comforts mariners at sea.

Veterans Day anniversary

Veterans Day: A Time for Gratitude

My husband returned home from a yearlong deployment 15 years ago. On Veterans Day, I’m especially aware of how lucky we are.

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An artist's rendering of an angel from above.

The Amazing Moment When I Saw an Angel

How witnessing an angel of light gave her comfort and reassurance.

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Ginny Curry smiling in front of her Christmas cabin.

Her Husband Died Before Finishing Her Dream Christmas Cabin

But with the help of friends—and some divine inspiration—the pioneer cabin was ultimately completed.

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Ginny Curry's old fashioned log cabin in Lancaster, OH on January 8, 2018. Curry's husband Bill began to build the cabin and then fell ill and passed away. With the help of friends, they completed the authentic log cabin.

Her Husband's Last Promise: A Christmas Cabin to Call Her Own

Her husband died before he could finish constructing her Christmas cabin, but with the help of two friends and some divine intervention, the cabin was completed.

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Myquillyn Smith, the Merry Minimalist, photographed January 2, 2019, in her home for Guideposts Joys of Christmas 2019 edition.

Myquillyn Smith: The Simple Joys of the Christmas Season

The blogger, decorator and author of Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff says to "free yourself" from all your Christmas clutter. Let go of rewrapping gifts and endless decorating, she says, and realize that finding Christmas joy is as simple as welcoming Jesus into your heart, friends into your home and family into every moment.

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Shane McDaniel and his sons (from left) Harrison, Wyatt and Henry in front of their pile of charity firewood.

How a Family Photo Kept The Christmas Spirit Alive

A Facebook post prompted many people to come together to donate firewood to veterans, seniors and single parents for the holidays. 

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Ben Napier behind the wheel dressed in a Santa suit and sunglasses.

How Ben Napier Spreads Christmas Cheer

The co-host of HGTV's Home Town explains how he finds holiday magic every day, even in the summer.

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ILLUSTRATION BY JOHN JAY CABUAY

The Angel That Heard Their Christmas Wishes

A stranger showed up at their door with a heartwarming, holiday surprise.

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Three Steps to Turn Grumbles into Gratitude

Best-selling Author Tricia Goyer shares what she learned when she challenged her family to stop complaining.

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A Christmas Tree at Easter?

Her family had a long tradition of celebrating the holiday whenever their military men came home.

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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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ILLUSTRATION BY MICHAEL GLENWOOD

A College Student's Do-It-Yourself Christmas Tree

With a little creativity, she gave her family a happy holiday celebration.  

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Col. Kathy Platoni, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Her Traumatic Experiences Help Her Treat Those with PTSD

This clinical psychologist was personally involved with two mass shootings: Fort Hood in 2009 and Dayton in 2019.

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