J.P.;Photo credit: Jim Graham

Peace on Earth in the Parking Lot

He helped a stranger in a stalled car. But he soon realized that she helped him remember the true meaning of Christmas.

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An illustration of a Christmas goose; Illustration by Jackie Besteman

This Christmas Goose Kept Them Warm

The bird was supposed to be Christmas dinner. Then he protected them during a snowstorm.

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An illustration of a regal angel; Illustration by © PHIL, I2IART.COM

5 Inspiring Stories of Holiday Angels

Whether it’s the miraculous return of a wedding ring or a mysterious gift giver, these heartwarming tales highlight the true meaning of Christmas.

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An illustration of a Nativity sculpture of Mary and Newborn Jesus; Illustration by Sylvie Fong

A Beloved Nativity Set is Returned After 34 Years

She thought the treasured family heirloom was gone for good. Then her prayers were answered.

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Health and Wellness

How to Clean Out Your Fridge Before the Holiday Season

A stress-free celebration starts with making space for the deliciousness to come.

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Paul driving his decorated doggie train around the neighborhood

This Homemade Doggie Train Brings Joy to Adopted Animals

Paul Johnston hopes the Wonderland Express makes folks smile—and inspires them to adopt a pet. 

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Patti LaBelle. Photo by Whitney Thomas

For Patti LaBelle, Cooking Is a Family Tradition

This legendary singing star makes desserts to sing about.

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Patti LaBelle's Sweet Potato Pie; photo by Amy Roth

Patti LaBelle's Sweet Potato Pie

The “Godmother of Soul” shares her mother’s special recipe for a Southern-style (by way of Philadelphia) holiday treat the whole family will love.

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Pray like a Secret Santa
Holiday Prayers

How to Pray Like a Secret Santa

Powerful ways to pray in the moment for just about anyone—including those you don’t know.

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Devotions for Faith/Prayer

A Preview From the 2022 Edition Daily Guideposts

Enjoy this excerpt from our book of uplifting devotions, which includes inspiring true stories, Scripture and original prayers.

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