Holidays

Fruit bars
Recipes

Fruit Bars to Bake for Now and Later

Gift-giving and winter snacking are both easier when these make-ahead bars are in your freezer.

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An illustration of a Halloween bucket filled with various goodies; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: A Boo for You

How spreading Halloween cheer became a way to feel more connected in the community.

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A family prays over Thanksgiving dinner
Family

Everyday Blessings: A Thanksgiving Journey

The home and gardening TV personality shares a heartwarming memory of a holiday adventure with her tight-knit family.

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Celebrating on the 4th of July
How to Pray

7 Bible Prayers for Our Nation—and the World

When it comes to the 4th of July, we can celebrate our freedom as well as remember others in different circumstances.

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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
Stories of Faith

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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