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Christmas carols as prayers
Holiday Prayers

4 Christmas Carols That Prompt Us to Pray

How to put a prayer—and a song—in your heart this season!

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Wellie and Jennifer; Photo courtesy: Jennifer Warsing
Service Animals

Deaf During the Pandemic: “It Was a Blessing in Disguise for Me"

She struggled with Covid-19 protocols—the closed businesses, wearing a mask—but her service dog and faith helped her cope.

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Small and festive Christmas
Positive Living

How to Plan a Small—But Festive—Holiday Meal

5 tips to keep your holiday fun, delicious and just the right size.

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Virtual Christmas party
Positive Living

3 Fun Ideas for Virtual Holiday Parties

The togetherness is real even if no one is in the same room at these delightful gatherings.

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Advent candles
Holiday Prayers

4 Advent Prayers of Hope and Light

Christmas is coming. A vaccine is coming. The good news is here!

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Gracie and Edward playing
Pets

Life After Covid—Hope on the Horizon

Isolation has been tough. God made us social creatures, dogs and people alike.

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Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan in Christmas in Connecticut
Movies and TV

25 Classic Movies to Watch in December on TCM

During the holidays many of us revisit beloved classic films. Here are 25 movies, many with a Christmas theme, that are airing on Turner Classic Movies in December 2020.

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Eric Dungan (insert) with his friend, World War II veteran George Crouch
People Helping People

A Social Worker Helps a WWII Veteran Survive Covid-19

An Army reservist devoted himself to seeing a man who reminded him of his father through a battle with the coronavirus.

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Sam Sifton cooking in his home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Photo by Stephen Speranza
Stories of Hope

Sharing Food and Faith During This Difficult Holiday Season

The acclaimed New York Times food editor offers five ways to celebrate the joy of Christmas—even from afar.  

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Reassuring a family member
Positive Living

Managing ‘What If I Get Covid?’ Anxiety

How families can keep worry in its place during the pandemic

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