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The Up Side®
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Family Room
Country music superstar Carrie Underwood’s (Love’s Pure Light, page 24) first Christmas album, My Gift, had good timing. “Being able to get it started before Covid hit was such a blessing,” Carrie says. Her choice of producer, Greg Wells, also helped
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Someone Cares
Christmas is a time for family traditions, and I’m so proud of the one that my daughter, Holley, started five years ago. Holley wanted to teach her daughter, Bailey, then eight, how to show Jesus’ caring spirit. Holley and her husband, Casey, bought
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Guideposts Impact
“This magazine, begun in 1945, coincided with the challenges of rebuilding lives at the end of World War II. Now, 75 years later, it is still here to provide faith, hope and inspiration to those affected by the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. I
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Keeping The Faith
I was eight years old that Christmas, and I wanted to get something special for my mom and my older sister, Tanya. We were living in an apartment in Spanish Harlem, in Manhattan, close enough to school that I could walk there with my friends—Tanya ke
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Continued
My husband and I are full-time RVers. This past summer, I read back issues of Guideposts while on the road. Becca Stevens’s story, Love Heals Every Body, in the November 2018 issue, touched my heart. Becca had been sexually abused as a child and conf
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Sandwich Generation Blues
ONE A.M. AND I COULDN’T SLEEP. Rather than wake my husband with my tossing and turning, I’d escaped to the living room. I stared at my laptop screen, clicking aimlessly between websites. This was what stress had driven me to—the stress of having my a
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5 Ways to Rethink Retirement
Lori Durham is not the only person to discover that retirement is a far cry from what she’d envisioned. In fact, for many, the idea of retiring at age 65 and spending time golfing and visiting the grandchildren is a thing of the past. According to a
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Mysterious Ways
There’s a reason I always buckle up when I’m behind the wheel—and not just because that’s what the law says. It’s because of my father and the dream he once had. Dad was a young man in 1961. He’d just enlisted in the Air Force and been ordered to rep
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Love’s Pure Light
IT’S ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE carols—“Little Drummer Boy.” You know the story. He wants to bring a gift to baby Jesus, but he’s poor. He doesn’t have shiny, pretty, special things as the wise men do, with their gold, frankincense and myrrh. Wha
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Rock Steady
Muncie, Indiana REMEMBER THE TELEVISION show Quantum Leap? I was fascinated by it as a teenager. In every episode, the main character, a physicist, leaped back in time and into someone else’s body and fixed something that had gone wrong in their live
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Hello, Christmas!
PEOPLE HAVE A LOVE-HATE relationship with Christmas letters. I’m a lifelong letter writer, and even I struggle to hit the right note—newsy, fun, filled with holiday spirit but not bragging or full of details that no one cares about. This year, the st
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I’ll Never Forget You… Grandma Honeybunch
EVERY WEDNESDAY WHEN I WAS 16, I’d change into a nice button-down and my best jeans after school. Then I’d ride my bike on the path between our house and my grandmother’s outside Meadville, Pennsylvania. Exactly at four, Grandma Honeybunch—we always
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Grieving Shirley
ONLY ONE THING WAS MISSING that Christmas, but it was all that mattered. My three grown children, their spouses and their kids crowded around the tree in the family room, opening presents. Laughter, conversation and the occasional shriek of delight f
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Faith in Food
THIS YEAR’S HOLIDAY SEASON IS GOING to be a memorable one for all of us, if for nothing else because of the pandemic. The question is, will we remember it as a joyous season or one tinged with grief and sadness? I’m hoping that with care and intentio
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Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Yogurt Sauce
This delicious take on a holiday classic makes a regular appearance at our table. Serve one half to one whole sweet potato per person, scaling the recipe up or down as needed. 6 sweet potatoes¼ cup honey2 tablespoons red pepper flakes⅓ cup extra-virg
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Abound in Hope
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. I say that because this is our December/January issue, so it covers both holidays, both years, the alpha and omega as it were (though vice versa, I suppose), which always prompts the question: What date
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Emilie’s Light
Vancouver, Washington OUR FAMILY LOVED EASTER. We loved the beautiful church service, the pretty new dresses for our girls. I always woke up excited to celebrate God’s promise of new life. This year, I woke up with a knot in my stomach. It had been t
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Guideposts
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & VICE PRESIDENT Edward Grinnan EXECUTIVE EDITORS Rick Hamlin, Amy Wong CREATIVE DIRECTOR Kayo Der Sarkissian SENIOR EDITOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS Celeste McCauley SENIOR EDITORS Evan Miller, Jim Hinch, Hilary Ribons COPY CHIEF Lisa Guerns
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What Prayer Can Do®
Lines at the food pantry I coordinate had gotten longer as the weather grew colder, but we were determined to fulfill our clients’ needs. That included Christmas wish lists—everyone should have a gift to open Christmas morning. One by one, we collect
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What’s New on Guideposts.org
Let Lisa Bogart (page 36) show you how to make a Christmas letter that is sure to spread holiday cheer. Watch our exclusive video at guideposts.org/lisab ’Tis the season for tasty treats! Learn how to make Christmas cookies from different cultures ar
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A PREVIEW FROM Daily Guideposts 2021
RECENTLY MY HUSBAND BEGAN coleading community discussions on racial unity in our city. At the end of one discussion, my husband’s coleader invited audience members to share their personal experiences with race. After listening to a few testimonies, I
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Close to My Heart
LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, I’D BEEN doing all I could to hold things together during the pandemic lockdown, especially for our four-year-old daughter, Julia, but I couldn’t always hide my anxiety. Life as we’d known it had changed in so many ways. Here it w
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Golden Boy
DOWNTOWN ALBANY WAS AS BUSY AS usual that blustery January day last year, with no place to park on the street. My husband, Mike, pulled into the underground garage of the state office complex, 40 city blocks of concrete buildings and four office towe
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Love On A Leash
Therapy dogs are trained to provide psychological support in settings like hospitals and schools. A therapy dog is not the same as a service dog or an emotional support animal. A service dog is specifically trained to assist an individual with a disa
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A PREVIEW FROM Daily Guideposts 2021
AS A LIFELONG COOK, I’VE always loved Thanksgiving. At age 12, I proudly took over from Dad the cooking of our meal: turkey with bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, cranberry-orange-apple-walnut relish, a gratin of little onions, marshmall
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Banjo Man
I pulled a piece of curly maple from a stack at the specialty wood shop. I checked its color, its grain, its sturdiness. This would be the neck of the banjo I was building. It needed to be exactly right. To feel right in my hands, right from the star
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Every Picture Told a Story
I’M AN ARCHITECT. ONE OF THE SERVICES I perform is helping clients move into new office space. It’s a pretty routine assignment. I’ve gone into all kinds of spaces: shuttered restaurants, creaky old houses, shiny new office buildings. Last year, a cl
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“Go Make Pies!”
I SAT IN MY LIVING ROOM IN MINNESOTA, watching news coverage of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a Black 18-year-old, by a white police officer. Video of police in riot gear, tear gas snaking through dark
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The Little Jalapeño Plant That Could
IT WAS OUR LAST CLASS BEFORE summer break. I was finishing up the first year of an MFA program in poetry, going to school while working full-time as a Guideposts editor. I was exhausted—and riddled with doubt. Was I good enough to be in the MFA progr
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