Finding Life Purpose

Have you wondered what your life purpose may be? Instead of feeling intimidated by the proposition, remember that finding purpose in life is a journey, not a destination. Finding life purpose is one of the most profound and satisfying experiences you can have.

Taraji Henson

Push Through Your Fears

Actress Taraji P. Henson is an example of not letting fear get in the way of her dreams.

Veterans Community Project building tiny homes

Community Builds Village for Homeless Veterans

 A non-profit has helped create a village of tiny homes for veterans in need. 

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Woman lifts her newly adopted puppy in the air.

4 Ways Adopting a Dog Changed My Life

Thinking about adopting a dog? Here are some ways it will change your life for the better.

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A retired couple discussing their life plans

Tips on Finding Meaning After Retirement

Being laid off at 63 left her looking for a new sense of purpose. Discover her practical tips for pursuing your dreams at any age.

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A woman mentors a graduate student

A Job Loss Helped Her Find a New Purpose

Laid off at 63, she looked for a new calling. She discovered what she valued and founded a national organization to help others.

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Rainn Wilson in "Smurfs: The Lost Village

'The Office' Star Rainn Wilson's Mission to Give Back

'The Office' star might love playing villains on screen, but in real life, he's using his faith to inspire others. 

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B. Verde at the Scripp's Health Center

This Heart Attack Survivor Wants You to Know the Signs

After surviving a heart attack, Bertha "B" Verde wants other women to know what she didn't when it comes to heart disease. 

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Becoming a spiritual athlete.

Becoming a Spiritual Athlete

Like a soldier in training, we all have a race to run for God.

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Dorothy Vaughan, Katherine Johnson and Mary Jackson

Black History Month: Inspiring Black Americans

All month long, Guideposts.org recognized the courageous, inventive and revolutionary African Americans who changed the course of history and made a lasting contribution to the world. Many of them became famous for being the first in their field, for fighting for their rights, standing up against injustice or for their talent and achievements in the arts. Here are some American figures we should be celebrating all year long. 

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Actor James Earl Jones

Guideposts Classics: James Earl Jones on the Importance of Mentoring

In this story from 1993, actor James Earl Jones pays tribute to the teacher who helped him find his voice as an actor.

What failure can teach us.

What Failure Can Teach Us

Stumbling and falling is a way to reach dreams. Fear of failure is a way to avoid them.

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Reshma Saujani

How to 'Win at Losing'

Non-profit CEO Reshma Saujani once faced a series of humiliating public defeats. See how those setbacks led her to find her purpose as leader of Girls Who Code.

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When plans fail

When Plans Fail

My plans and God’s purpose for me don’t always align, and I’m glad they don’t.

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In Search of an Epiphany?

In Search of an Epiphany?

Lessons from the three wise men when it comes to guidance for the year ahead

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