Advent is a time of prayerful anticipation, as we mark the days before Christmas with excitement and prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

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Norman Vincent Peale: Keep Christmas Calm

On this seventh day of Advent, the founder of Guideposts shares how we can make Christ a holiday guest in our homes.

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Norman Vincent Peale: I Remember Three Christmases

On this fifth day of Advent, we share three moving Christmas stories from Norman Vincent Peale, the founder of Guideposts.

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Pray Your Way to Christmas Peace

How to let go of fear, panic and doubt this Advent season and turn over control to God.

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The healing power of song. Rick Hamlin will be singing a song a day during Advent.

The Healing Power of Song

After a serious lung infection, Rick Hamlin gets an early Christmas gift.

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Guideposts: 26 Days of Advent with Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

We're sharing one of Guideposts founder Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's favorite Christmas stories every day of Advent.

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Guideposts: Rick Hamlin sings a song a day for Advent.

Listen and sing along as Guideposts executive editor Rick Hamlin sings a song a day for Advent!

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Three Holiday Wonders

Moments of unexpected cheer are what the holidays are made of, writes assistant editor Daniel Kessel.

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Pray the Nunc Dimittis

A fitting benediction to your Christmas celebration or to your everyday life. 

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Pray the Magnificat

A beautiful and compelling prayer to pray in Advent for yourself or those you love

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