Holidays

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Prayers for Stronger Faith

Prayers for Holy Week

Daily prayers to help you deepen your faith in the week leading up to Easter.

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An illustration of The Three Kings; Illustration by Eva Vazquez
Angels

This Christmas Angel Became a Source of Peace and Comfort

The heaven-sent voice let them know that God was with their young adult son as he passed away.  

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An illustration of angelic mushrooms; Illustration by Jacqui Langeland
Angels

Making Stuffed Mushrooms Became a Time-Honored Tradition

Things changed through the years, but this family recipe remained a Christmas constant—just like God’s grace. 

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Her Santa Collection Comforted Her
Angels

Her Santa Collection Comforted Her

Her father played Santa every year. But their relationship was complicated.  

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An illustration of a dog with wings; Illustration by Daniel Long
Angels

This Winged-Dog Figurine Brought a Comforting Message

On a getaway to face his wife’s cancer diagnosis they found the trinket that reminded them they could face whatever lies ahead.  

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Catching up
Positive Living

4 Easy Conversation Starters (When You Haven’t Seen Someone for a Pandemic-Long Time)

“Catching up” can feel overwhelming when so much has happened. Here are some ways to step back into conversation.

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Vintage expert Bob Richter standing in front of a Christmas tree
Inspiring Stories

Bob Richter on the Healing Power of Christmas Decorations

The international flea market expert and host of the PBS show Market Warriors shares his personal story of remembering lost loved ones during the holidays.

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Life Advice

For a Positive Holiday Season, Ditch This One Word

Beat back “bad” to keep self-judgment off your holiday to-do list.

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Christmas hope
Positive Living

How to Find Hope If Christmas Makes You Sad

Feelings of sadness are okay, but there are ways to find light in darkness.

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Beloved Christmas tradition
Stories of Faith

A Family’s Beloved Christmas Tradition

It all started years ago when a young girl began writing a yearly letter to her future self.

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