We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

Maya Angelou

author, poet, actress

Reading the Bible for comfort
Stories of Faith

4 Bible Verses to Fight Fear

Nowhere in the Bible does it say, “And then God failed me.”

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An artists's rendering of Penny's dream
God's Grace

Her Unusual Dream Brought Comfort to a Pair of Worried Strangers

The swirling waters and mysterious child in her dream left her a bit unsettled. What could it all possibly mean?

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Guideposts staffer Doug Snyder pets one of his porcine pals at Pennsylvania's Ross Mills Farm

Finding Peace and Calm at a Pig Sanctuary

Twice a year, Guideposts staffer Doug Snyder takes a retreat to the Ross Mill Farm, a pig sanctuary in eastern Pennsylvania, to commune with his porcine pals.

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Touched by an Angel stars Roma Downey and Della Reese

Roma Downey Remembers Her Real-Life Angel, Della Reese

The actress reveals how she came to understand that she and Della Reese were brought together just when they needed each other most.

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A sandwich generation daughter embraces her elderly mother with comfort.

8 Ways for Caregivers to Take Care of Themselves

Tired of living in a state of high alert as a caregiver? Try these simple ways to take a break and re-charge without guilt.

Mario mentors Lisa during one of her training sessions.
Living Longer, Living Better

Super Mario: The Running Coach Who Bolstered Her Faith

She'd long dreamed of running a marathon, but never believed she could achieve that goal—until a fellow runner showed her what she was truly capable of.

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MADELEINE L'ENGLE, author, circa 2000. Credit:  © Shaw/Everett Collection
Stories of Faith

Madeleine L’Engle’s Faith and Persistence

Her children’s classic, A Wrinkle in Time, was rejected 42 times before it was published. Her trust in God helped it see the light of day.

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ABC prayer tips
Pray Effectively

A-to-Z Praying Tips

Prayer is simply talking to God. Here's an approach as easy as ABC.

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How to avoid feeling lonely
Emotional and Mental Health

The Importance of Combating Loneliness

Loneliness is being called an “epidemic.” Here’s why—and how—to prioritize your social life.

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Newgrange Tomb Entrance in Ireland

Explore Ireland’s Ancient East Region and Christian History

Discover the rich spiritual history of Ireland, from Neolithic monuments older than the pyramids to the beautiful monastery of Glendalough.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw in A Wrinkle in Time
Movies and TV

'A Wrinkle in Time' Star Gugu Mbatha-Raw on Finding Your Purpose

The award-winning actress says the new Disney film based on a beloved children's book has a powerful message for people of all ages. 

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Overcoming Addiction

Smiling woman looking with hope into horizon during sunset at beach
Addiction and Recovery

Addiction and Recovery: 8 Lessons from a Relapse

When an addict in recovery relapses, the return to sobriety offers important lessons.

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Jan Rader, fire chief in Huntington, West Virginia
People Helping People

A Fire Chief Remains Hopeful in the Fight Against Her City's Opioid Epidemic

Jan Rader, fire chief in Huntington, West Virginia, the town known as the "Overdose Capital of America," relies on faith and prayer to remain positive in the face of the opioid epidemic that has ravaged her town and the country.

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A man struggles to resist drinking a glass of alcohol that rests in front of him
Addiction and Recovery

Find Resources for Those Coping with Addiction

Millions of Americans struggle with addiction—and their families and friends are affected too. Here's how you can seek information, guidance and assistance.

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Dave Beddoes hopes his story inspires other addicts to recovery.
Addiction and Recovery

Dave Beddoe on Shining a Light on Opioid Addiction

A pastor who saw his life thrown into turmoil due to his addiction to painkillers discusses the role that honesty plays in recovery and the importance of making amends.

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