Christmas

Loss at Thanksgiving
Life Advice

4 Ways to Cope with Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season can be emotional when you’re grieving. Try these tips for being kind to yourself and finding moments of joy amidst the sorrow.

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Knitting as love
Inspiring Stories

Knitting as a Way of Giving Back

How a crafty church group comforts mariners at sea.

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Karen, her husband, Donald, and their Lab, Toby
Dogs

Author Karen Kingsbury: The Puppy That Came for Christmas

Could her husband, still grieving a beloved family pet, open his heart to a new dog?

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6 Heartwarming Movies Premiering This Holiday Season
Movies and TV

6 Heartwarming Movies Premiering This Holiday Season

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in a theater near you.

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Katie Jacobs' Sausage Pinwheels
Breakfast

Sausage Pinwheels

Katie Jacobs shares a recipe, passed down from her great-aunt Dolly, that's become a Christmas tradition in Katie's family.

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Shane McDaniel and his sons (from left) Harrison, Wyatt and Henry in front of their pile of charity firewood.
People Helping People

How a Family Photo Kept The Christmas Spirit Alive

A Facebook post prompted many people to come together to donate firewood to veterans, seniors and single parents for the holidays. 

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Proud papa Hal helped straighten Pierce’s pin after she finished her training program.
Family

He Spent Christmas Flying With His Flight Attendant Daughter

His daughter helped him recover from a broken neck, so he took six flights in three days to make sure she spent her holiday with family. 

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Ginny Curry's old fashioned log cabin in Lancaster, OH on January 8, 2018. Curry's husband Bill began to build the cabin and then fell ill and passed away. With the help of friends, they completed the authentic log cabin.
Stories of Hope

Her Husband's Last Promise: A Christmas Cabin to Call Her Own

Her husband died before he could finish constructing her Christmas cabin, but with the help of two friends and some divine intervention, the cabin was completed.

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Myquillyn Smith in her cozy home.
Emotional and Mental Health

Myquillyn Smith: Less Can Be More with Christmas Decorating

This decorator wants you to free yourself of your Christmas clutter and focus on what is truly important this holiday season.

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Myquillyn Smith, the Merry Minimalist, photographed January 2, 2019, in her home for Guideposts Joys of Christmas 2019 edition.
Inspiring Stories

Myquillyn Smith: The Simple Joys of the Christmas Season

The blogger, decorator and author of Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff says to "free yourself" from all your Christmas clutter. Let go of rewrapping gifts and endless decorating, she says, and realize that finding Christmas joy is as simple as welcoming Jesus into your heart, friends into your home and family into every moment.

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