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A Godwink Christmas Story: A Loving Piece of Christmas Pie

In this excerpt from Godwink Christmas Stories, a widower receives a sign from above in the form of cherry pie. 

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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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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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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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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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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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Wanda Rosseland on her Montana farm

A Grieving Widow Is Reassured that God Provides

At the auction of her late husband's farm machinery, she is comforted to realize that young farmers will carry on his legacy.

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Knitting as love

Knitting as a Way of Giving Back

How a crafty church group comforts mariners at sea.

ssica and her husband, Spencer, before the trek turned treacherous

Trapped in an Ice Cave: Would They Be Rescued in Time?

Young parents with an affinity for rock climbing and outdoor adventures lose their way in an underground cave.

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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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Thomas Merton's revelation

Finding God in the Most Surprising Place

Where Trappist monk Thomas Merton had an unexpected revelation.

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Best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado

Max Lucado on 'How Happiness Happens'

The best-selling author and pastor shares tips from his book about creating joy in your day-to-day life.

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