What are the things that you can’t see that are important? I would say justice, truth, humility, service, compassion, love…They’re the guiding lights of a life.

Jimmy Carter

39th U.S. president

Hershel McGriff competing in a NASCAR-sanctioned race
Living Longer, Living Better

This 90-Year-Old NASCAR Driver Just Made History

Hershel McGriff just made history by becoming the oldest driver to ever compete in a NASCAR-sanctioned event. Here's his inspiring story. 

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Bishop Michael Curry to speak at Royal Wedding

The American Preacher at the Royal Wedding

In an inspired choice, Bishop Michael Curry to speak at wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Positive Living

3 Ways to Set Your Day Up for Success

Just as gardeners nurture the soil around their plants, we can encourage ourselves to make each day fertile and lush.

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Inspiring Stories

What Could His Strange Premonition Mean?

A very clear pre-dawn dream, left in God’s hands, turns out to be true.

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3 Positive Ways to Deal with Stress

During a chaotic move, learning to detach and step back from emotions makes a huge difference.

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Jill Donovan
Living Longer, Living Better

How Jill Donovan Turned a Hobby into a New Career

Donovan tried many activities and jobs before her life's quest to find her passion inspired a late-in-life career change. 

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Diana Aydin, managing editor of Mysterious Ways, shares a story about her mom's mother's intuition

Mother's Intuition: Mysterious Ways Staffers Tell Their Stories

For Mother's Day, Mysterious Ways and Guideposts employees share stories, both amusing and amazing, of instances when their moms displayed mother's intuition to a heightened degree.

The perfect Mother’s Day Gift: Women’s Devotional Bible

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Prayer Stories

What Is Pentecost? The Church’s Birthday

Because of the Spirit, because of Jesus, because of His love, we’re here.

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Overcoming Addiction

Veteran alcohol and drug counselor, Mary Spaulding dispels common misconceptions about addiction.
Addiction and Recovery

5 Common Misconceptions About Addiction

This longtime alcohol and drug counselor sheds new light on some widespread substance abuse myths.

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6 Prayers for Recovery from Addiction

Do you or a loved one struggle with addiction? Use these prayers to help you face the challenges of recovery.

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Addiction and Recovery

Fighting Opioid Addiction: A Nurse Shares Her Family's Struggles

Having lost one son to opioids and watched another son struggle with his addiction, this ICU nurse educates her patients about the dangers of opioid abuse.

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Addiction and Recovery

Hope for Alcohol Addiction: Knowing the Signs

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Here are the signs of alcoholism you need to know.

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