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Angels on Earth


I’m not flying home to my family in New Orleans for Thanksgiving next week. As much as I’ll miss my parents and siblings, the comical parade of nieces and nephews, and the food (especially Mama’s dirty rice and Daddy’s oyster dressing), I felt relieved to finally come to my decision.

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Pet Stories


In the November 2014 issue of Guideposts, I wrote about my husband’s serious hospitalization. So serious, the doctors weren’t sure he was going to make it.

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Daily Devotions


1.   God calls me to respond to others, not react to them.

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Inspirational Stories


I was fast asleep, middle of the night, when I awoke to a golden retriever snout plopping down next to my pillow. Millie. Oh, no, I thought, does she have to go out? Now? It’s pouring rain. As if on cue, the rain did a wind-swept paradiddle on the window.

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And each morning and evening they stood before the Lord to sing songs of thanks and praise to him. (1 Chronicles 23:30, NLT)

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Where do my missing socks disappear to? Why do I have all these singles that are missing their mates? Are some things beyond prayer?

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Like Dr. Scot McKnight, I was raised in a church that prayed spontaneous prayers–almost exclusively–unlike many churches where written prayers and recited prayers proliferate.

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There are experiences of God’s grace that leave a lasting impression upon our lives. In our family, November is a marker of His grace. Four years ago, my son Paul turned 25 and had just returned from business travel in Japan. We were all happy and excited for him.

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Outreach Ministries


If you have a loved one deployed, then you know it’s time to pack those Christmas Boxes. This is also a great time to pull together friends and family to help send extra boxes for your serviceman or woman to share with fellow soldiers.

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I am so pleased to share the letter and story below with you. My friend Marie Hatcher and her foundation, Matthew’s Hearts of Hope, are doing such tremendous things to help children with congenital heart defects.

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Life after Death


For three wonderful years I have been writing this blog, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Hearing from people all over the world, with their own very personal experiences of life and death, has been extraordinary for me.

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Mysterious Ways


Today’s guest blogger is assistant editor Daniel Kessel.

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It’s the final day of the “Miracle Chase Takeover Week”! In today’s last post, our miracle experts–authors Joan, Katie and Meb–talk about defining the miraculous…

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Stories of Faith


I’m driving down the road, our usual route to town, and the van is three-boy loud. There’s singing. Laughter. Voices filling every space.

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Personal Growth


We live in a broken world. Broken friendships, broken relationships, broken marriages all lead to one place–a broken heart.

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Positive Thinking


One of the nicest perks of my job is all the interesting and inspiring books that cross my desk. Those that have a possible story for the magazine, I try to look at right away. The others have to wait until I have a free moment.

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Another of my favorite places to visit is Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. The beauty found in God’s nature can be seen everywhere you look. 

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Our family went on vacation many years ago, and while we were there, we ended up adopting some grandparents. Let me set the stage for you…

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