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Santa's sleigh
Positive Living

Yes, Santa Does Belong in Christmas

Think gift-giving has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus? Bah! Humbug!

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One family's Christmas miracle
God's Grace

One Family’s Christmas Miracle

With an infant son in the hospital, a family prayed its way to a most memorable homecoming.

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Mulled cider and Christmas cookies
Recipes

How to Use Mulling Spices for Cider and Tea

Your house will smell gorgeous and your heart will be warmed when you simmer these spices in your favorite hot winter beverage.

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Gift giving
Positive Living

5 Tips on Picking the Perfect Gift

How to make a loved one feel extra special this holiday season.

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Kristen Kemp and her mother, Carolyn; photo courtesy Kristen Kemp
Aging Parents

Her Mother With Alzheimer’s Sang ‘Silent Night’

Dementia had taken away so much from her mother and her family. But at the Christmas Eve service, she realized their faith would see them through.

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Edward Grinnan and Gracie
Living Longer, Living Better

How Do You Plan to Connect With Others Over the Holidays?

Social interactions are crucial to our health and happiness, especially during this season.

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Books as Christmas gifts
Books

Giving a Book as a Gift? How to Make It Extra Special

What you write inside the front cover will make it a lifetime treasure.

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An illustration of a family holiday dinner; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: The Gift of Kindness

Instead of receiving gifts, she asked her family to spread kindness to those in need.

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Edwina Perkins; photo by Grant Halverson
Stories of Hope

A Kenyan Christmas: Hot Weather, Elaborate Costumes and a Live Elephant

The family was on a mission trip in Africa for the holidays. Could they find joy and embrace new traditions so far from home?

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An adult woman and her senior mother walk along a beach
Advice for Caregivers

5 Ways to Move Past Caregiver Denial

It’s not easy to accept that a loved one is dealing with dementia. From educating yourself to hiring respite care, here is how to come to terms with a difficult diagnosis.

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