My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world.
- Dr. Billy Graham
By now you’ve all had time to read the February issue of GUIDEPOSTS with Rascal Flatts singer Gary LeVox on the cover. My question to you: What did you love best?
I fall in love with every issue of the magazine. But not love at first sight. Actually, when the editorial team first starts putting the pieces of an issue together I usually have a momentary spasm of panic and despair: These stories aren’t as good as last month! It’s finally happened…we’ve run out of great stories! After 65 years! On my watch!
I look through the manuscripts and interviews and photo shoots and think about all the work that needs to be done and how it’s all got to come together somehow so that it lifts and inspires you readers, each and every story.
Then the issue takes form. I start learning more about our narrators and their lives, the things they dream and pray for, the challenges they face and the triumphs they achieve. Slowly but surely the issue comes alive with their real-life stories of hope and inspiration. Soon I am thinking about their stories all the time.
By the end of the production month I’m in love and I don’t send the magazine off to the printer until I’m absolutely convinced it’s the best issue of GUIDEPOSTS we’ve ever done.
Then it starts all over again.
In my editor’s note this issue I said that James Brown’s story was my favorite to edit. But what I’d love to hear from you is which story or feature you loved most and why.
And speaking of love, Happy Valentine’s Day everyone, from all of us at GUIDEPOSTS.
Edward Grinnan is Editor-in-Chief and Vice President of GUIDEPOSTS Publications.
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.