Holidays

A woman gazes out of hot-air balloons at sunrise
Positive Living

5 Guideposts Resources to Help You Start the New Year Right

Fill your 2021 with faith, hope, and prayer—and cute animals—with these inspiring planners and daily devotionals.

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An artist's rendering of a snow angel; Illustration by Daniel Lievano
Angels

How a Snow Angel Changed Her Parenting Perspective

She was feeling like a failure as a mother, until a heaven-sent sign reminded her what was really important.

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Reframing loneliness
Positive Living

Loneliness—How to Reframe It This Holiday Season

A book’s fresh, inspired take on “the loneliness epidemic” can help us find a sense of belonging.

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Alone at Christmas
Prayer Stories

How to Get Through a Lonely Christmas

Even in the absence of family gatherings this year, there’s still joy and wonder to be found.

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Rick Hamlin
Inspiring Stories

An Advent Message from Rick Hamlin: The Joys of a Crèche at Christmas

Rick shares why a nativity scene is such a treasured part of his family's holiday season.

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A new take on holiday gifts
Positive Living

How to Reimagine Holiday Gifts This Year

A year unlike any other deserves a new take on what we give and receive.

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How to find God in silence
Positive Living

How to Find God in Silence

Let wise words from Thomas Merton cast a positive light on a quiet holiday season.

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Caregiver Stress

Restoring Peace and Happiness to Your Holidays Despite Covid Challenges

It’s easier to navigate the season when you lower expectations and understand your own needs.

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How to pray a Christmas carol
How to Pray

How to Pray a Christmas Carol

When you sing, you pray twice—even if you’re the only one who can hear it this year.

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Christmas carols as prayers
How to Pray

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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