Inspiration

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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Dolly Parton; photo by Stacie Huckeba
Music

Dolly Parton Shares the Story Behind 'Mary, Did You Know?'

The beloved music icon reveals how the track, which is featured in her new album A Holly Dolly Christmas, “sends chills down me.”

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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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Gracie and Edward in the woods
Alzheimer's and Dementia

Remembering God While Fearing Alzheimer's

At work on a book about his family’s history with the disease, an apprehensive author’s faith kicks in.

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John Lewis; U.S. Congress, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Stories of Hope

Remembering John Lewis: 10 Inspiring Quotes

The late John Lewis devoted his life to the cause of civil rights. Just as Lewis was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, his words have inspired others to work for equality and justice.

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How to find Christmas Peace
Power of Prayer

How to Find Peace This Christmas

The inspiring story behind the hymn, “It Is Well With My Soul”

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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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Waiting with Gracie
Pets

When We Wander Away from God

We’re given free will. What happens when we stray?

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