Christmas

Karen, Rachel and Layna
Friends

How an Italian Pastry Brightened an Indian-American Family's Christmas

Thanks to the generosity of a neighbor, the Jason family now celebrates the holidays with traditional Indian cuisine as well as pizzelle cookies

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Sounds of Hope: Matthew West "The Heart of Christmas"
Movies and TV

Sounds of Hope: Matthew West "The Heart of Christmas"

Nashville singer-songwriter Matthew West shares the touching behind-the-scenes stories of his song and the tv movie, both entitled "The Heart of Christmas".

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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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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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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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