There’s nothing more beautiful than a smart girl.
- Inspired by Proverbs 4:7 (KJV)
Big news: We have a new member of the family.
No, Millie is not getting a dog brother or sister. Guideposts has a new member of the family: mysterious ways magazine.
If you’ve followed my colleague Adam Hunter’s blog, you know that he is heading up the team that is producing this editorial newbie. And at long last, after the usual birth pains, we have shipped the final files to our printer. Cause for celebration. We’ve been dreaming about this for a long time.
It also means you can order a free trial issue of the magazine now. It will still be a few weeks before we start shipping, but why not get your order in today? I believe a lot of people are going to want this magazine. You will be able to receive it digitally if you prefer.
Economically speaking, this is a difficult time to start a magazine, or any business, for that matter. Maybe even a crazy time. People are struggling to make ends meet. But isn’t that the best time for a message of hope? A message that a great, loving power is at work behind the everyday events of our lives. A divine presence revealing itself in moments of grace that come unexpectedly, inexplicably and mysteriously. These are moments that the soul remembers forever.
Mysterious Ways has been your favorite page in Guideposts since its inception some 30 years ago. And who doesn’t love a story that sends a tingle down your spine and confirms that everything happens for a reason, even if that reason is not always completely revealed to us? We are given moments of clarity and understanding in often amazing ways, moments of comfort and reassurance, awe and wonderment. In fact, I share my own Mysterious Ways story in this premiere issue. I think everyone has a Mysterious Ways story to tell. Who hasn’t been surprised by God or seen a glimpse of his presence in the blur of daily life?
Albert Einstein said the most beautiful thing human beings can experience is the mysterious. The stories readers have told us through the years are ample proof of that, enough proof to start a magazine, even in these difficult times. Order a free copy today and become a fan of Mysterious Ways on Facebook.
Edward Grinnan is Editor-in-Chief and Vice President of Guideposts Publications. Edward lives in New York City with two blondes—his wife, Julee, and Golden Retriever, Millie, who has been featured in his blog and popular videos. Edward loves cycling, hiking with Millie at his house in the Berkshire Hills and Wolverines that hail from Michigan.
If you need a little boost of inspiration, pick up a copy of Edward's book The Promise of Hope: How True Stories of Hope and Inspiration Saved My Life and How They Can Transform Yours.