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.
An illustrated Advent calendar made of felt
Inspiring Stories

10 Things You Might Not Know About Advent Calendars

From its humble origins, the Advent calendar has become one of the Christmas season's most beloved traditions. Here's how that came about...

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Bread of life
People Helping People

Advent: The Bread of Life

Help, hope, comfort, reassurance, food for the long journey of life.

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Rick Hamlin sings in Times Square

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
True Stories of Answered 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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A woman prepares her 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
Holiday Prayers

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
Inspirational Bible Verses

Bible Verses for a Happy Christmas

Truly have a holiday filled with wonder.

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The hope of Advent

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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