Advent

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.

Rick Hamlin sings in Times Square
Music

Rick Hamlin Sings 'Comfort, Comfort Ye, My People'

Listen as Guideposts Executive Editor Rick Hamlin sings Johannes Olearius' inspiring hymn Comfort, Comfort Ye, My People in the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle of New York City's Times Square.

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Times Square
Power of Prayer

That Incident in Times Square

A New York City subway commuter still prays for peace during Advent despite the Manhattan bombing.

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Christmas cards
Inspiring Stories

Why Christmas Cards Are Really Advent Cards

They’re full of hope and the promise of God’s coming on Earth.

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An Advent challenge
Inspiring Stories

Help Us With an Advent Challenge

Looking for new ways to bring a little light into the world each day of Advent

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Random acts of kindness at Christmas
Positive Living

Random Acts of Kindness for Christmas

How simple acts of love can bring profound joy to those around you.

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Decorating the house for Advent
Power of Prayer

Decorate Your House for Advent

Bringing light to darkness and preparing ourselves for Jesus’ coming

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Bible Verses for a Happy Christmas
Bible Resources

Bible Verses for a Happy Christmas

Truly have a holiday filled with wonder.

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The hope of Advent
Miracles

What’s the Meaning of Advent?

Look at every glittering light and sprig of holly as a sign of what’s to come.

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A wooden nativity set, with a colorful Christmas tree behind it
Family

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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People Helping People

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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