Hope is a stubborn determination to not allow the hardships of life to downsize the bigness of God.  

Kevin Gerland


Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver

10 Inspiring Quotes from Poet Mary Oliver

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver passed away at the age of 83 on January 17, 2019. Guideposts honors her work with some of her best poetry quotes and sayings.

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Actress Betty White
Living Longer, Living Better

Betty White: 13 Things You Should Know

Betty White has been delighting audiences for decades. Here are 13 things you might not know about this beloved actress.

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George MacDonald
God's Grace

George MacDonald: The Fantasy Writer Who Shaped C.S. Lewis, J. R.R. Tolkien and Madeleine L’Engle

How little-known writer George MacDonald transformed the fantasy genre.

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Allison with her husband, Dave

Her Husband Had a Stroke When He Was 30

She was pregnant with their first child. How would she navigate the challenges that lay ahead?

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Anyone can pray.
How to Pray

Why Anyone Can Pray

When it comes to prayer, you don’t have to be a professional.

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Emotional and Mental Health

Myquillyn Smith Shares Her Best Decluttering Tips

The blogger and decorating expert opens up about her journey to minimalism and how to declutter your home.

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Ministries and Outreach

This Heartfelt Program Teaches Useful Skills to At-Risk Women in Bangladesh

Through its Others program, the Salvation Army provides training to women who might otherwise have no way to support themselves or their families.

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Positive Living

3 Ways to Set Positive Priorities

Taking stock of what matters most can help you work peacefully and efficiently through your to-do list.

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Addiction and Recovery

The Angel in the Woods That Saved Her Son from Addiction

Alcohol and drugs had taken her son from her so often that she doubted that he’d ever get sober.

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A black and white portrait of a senior veteran in a park.
Addiction and Recovery

A Chance Encounter Kept Him Sober

For 30 years he had tried to drink away his memories of Vietnam. But there was only one thing he didn’t want to forget.

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A convict reads a book in his jail cell.
Addiction and Recovery

An Incarcerated Man's Answered Prayer to End His Drug Addiction

He was sent to solitary confinement with only a Bible.  He could not have guessed what would happen next.

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A father looking at his teenage daughter dearly.
Addiction and Recovery

This Father Found Hope and Help for His Daughter Battling Addiction

He realized that she was in God's hands and that there was one thing he could do: love his daughter.

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