Christmas

Three wise men
Faith and Prayer

Did Gift Wrapping Start with the Wise Men?

During Epiphany, we remember that the three wise men were the season’s first gift givers. 

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Harold and his loyal companion, Phelan
Service Animals

A Christmas Miracle in Bethlehem

A couple, a veteran and a dog come together in unlikely fashion at a Pennsylvania holiday arts and crafts festival.

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An artist's rendering of an angel speaking into Cherol's ear
Angels

How Faith Overrode an Expectant Mother's Fears

She'd long prayed for a child, but signs of trouble during her first pregnancy caused her faith to flag—until she received a reassuring message from above.

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A World War I-era Christmas card
God's Grace

The Christmas Miracle of 1914

Guideposts Contributing Editor Kathryn Slattery shares an inspiring seasonal tale of a Christmas Eve miracle: a spontaneous truce between opposing soldiers.

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Finding light in the dark of winter
Military Families

Finding Light During the Darkest Time of Year

A military mom struggles with a son’s deployment at Christmas before letting in God's warmth and love.

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Relaxing at Christmas
Emotional and Mental Health

5 Self-Care Tips for a Positive Christmas

As Christmas draws near, it’s more important than ever to nurture your positive spirit with these techniques.

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Jesus in the Nativity scene
Grandchildren

Don’t Lose Jesus!

The most important part of a family’s 30-year-old Nativity scene is well guarded.

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Post Christmas exchanges
Power of Prayer

4 Post-Christmas Exchanges

Whether or not you're returning any gifts this week, here are four prayer-filled exchanges worth making.

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An artist's rendering of Molly's angelic tree topper
Angels

The Christmas Angel Who Arrived Early

She'd planned her Christmas preparations down to the last detail, but she soon learned that even the best-laid plans can go awry—and that can be a very good thing.

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Christmas traditions
Family

Upholding Christmas Traditions with Faith, Family and Love

On this special day, remember to celebrate the coming of our Lord and the love we have for one another.

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