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Many people believe that angels are God's messengers at work in the world today. Angels come in many forms, from helpful animals to mysterious strangers, from glorious heavenly angels to earth angels, human beings who generously help others.
Angels can also come to us in dreams, on a breeze, or in a strain of music. When they appear, they radiate life-affirming hope.

Our furry and feathered friends bring so much joy to our lives. They love us unconditionally and live in the moment. For many of us, our pets are nothing short of angels in disguise: like the wheelchair-bound therapy dog who brings cheer to sick children or the stray kitten who restored one woman’s faith and hope during a trying time.  

Pets are indeed earth angels. There’s a lot we can learn from them so read on!

Inspirational quotes are like vitamins for your soul. They lift your spirits, offer encouragement and support, reinforce your faith, and serve as a reminder of the positive side of life—the up side!

These inspirational quotes from real people, experts and celebrities offer solid advice and timeless wisdom on topics such as prayer, faith, family, life, love and leadership. Use these inspirational quotes frequently to motivate you, make you laugh or help you through a difficult time.

We are constantly immersed in stories—from television news to films, novels and TV programs. The inspiring real-life stories we tell here are stories of faith, hope and love, stories of challenges overcome as well as small unexpected moments of grace.

More importantly, our inspiring true stories are about and by people like you. People who have discovered how to live their lives with more hope and joy and, through their stories and experiences, have helped others do the same.


You might wonder: Is there life after death? Many people would respond with a resounding yes! It’s not just faith that tells them that crossing over is not the end; it’s signs from loved ones who have died, messages that bring solace and healing. Some describe having a near-death experience in which they catch a glimpse of heaven.

Their inspiring stories strengthen the belief that a connection exists between the here and the hereafter, that love never dies but lasts for eternity.

Guideposts Outreach touches millions of lives by bringing faith and hope to people in need of God's presence and promise. Guideposts Outreach ministries are committed to communicating positive, faith-filled principles for people to use in successful daily living. To accomplish this mission, the Foundation distributes millions of inspirational publications free to the military, nursing homes, prisons, and  hospitals; the OurPrayer ministry prays for hundreds of thousands of prayer requests by name and need each and every year.

There is evidence of God’s love all around us, we just need to recognize it. A stranger’s all-too-perfectly timed random act of kindness. A deceased loved one who appears to you in a dream just when you need her most. A delayed flight that leads to an unexpected family reunion.

These events we believe are more than mere coincidences. They are proof that God’s love, God’s grace and God’s mercy are indeed revealed in Mysterious Ways.

It’s easy to fall into a rut when it comes to cooking—Tuesday becomes grilled chicken night, Wednesday tuna noodle casserole. What you need is a little kitchen inspiration.

That’s what you’ll find here: healthy, satisfying, simple and economical recipes the whole family will love. From healthy twists on classics like pizza to down-home favorites like mac and cheese, our recipes will breathe new life into your cooking routine. Plus, read the family stories behind many of the comfort food dishes.

Hope and faith are inextricably bound.  In many instances, the power of hope and the power of faith grow stronger in adversity and challenging situations.

Our inspirational stories dramatically show how in drawing upon their faith and hope, individuals are better able to overcome various hardships.