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.

Colin Powell in 1991; Photo by Jerome Delay/Staff, Getty Images

Guideposts Classics: Colin Powell on the Value of Dedication

In this story from November 1991, the former U.S. Secretary of State reminds us that whatever we do in life, someone is always watching.

Cathy Heying, founder of Lift Garage;video by Matthew Gilson

An Unlikely Mechanic's Tips for Second-Act Careers

Cathy Heying, founder and executive director of a non-profit auto repair shop that serves low-income people in Minnesota, offers advice on how you can recognize when it's time to follow a new direction in life.

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Police chaplain John Revell of Building Community and Chief Moss

Building Bridges Within the Communities They Serve

Building Community, a nationwide program—created by a Connecticut police chaplain—brings neighborhoods together through police-led projects and events.

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Pastor Mark Batterson; Photo courtesy: Mark Batterson

7 Daily Habits to Reach Your God-Sized Goals

In his new book Win the Day, pastor and best-selling author Mark Batterson shares how to stress less—and make the most of each day.  

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Fork in the road symbol; Photo credit: FABIOFILZI/GETTY IMAGES

How a Divine Calling Brings Life Purpose

Doctors, pastors, and writers alike weigh in on this heaven-sent sense of direction.

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Alex Trebek, Olivia de Havilland, Chadwick Boseman

Guideposts Says Goodbye: Notable Deaths of 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, Guideposts pauses to remember some of the inspiring individuals who left us this past year.

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Erik Pauze with 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree; Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer

The Man Who Picks Out the Rockefeller Center Tree

Ever wondered who finds the towering tree that stands in NYC’s Rockefeller Center every Christmas? Meet Eric Pauze...

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Robert Young; photo by David Scott Smith

The Great Spirit Moved Him to Help House the Nation's Elders

In this story from 2004, a man’s life was changed by a newspaper headline: “Native American Elders Freeze to Death”

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Chuck wagon chef Kent Rollins

This Chuck Wagon Chef Followed His Heart—and His Stomach

He's dedicated his life to keeping the art of cooking for cowboys alive and well. 

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Brother Andrew Corriente; photo by Scott Goldsmith

How an Award-Winning Baker Came to Embrace a Life of Prayer

The 2019 winner of ABC’s The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition found his calling through a pair of disciplines: baking and prayer.

Elise Ballard/Photo credit: Ersin Karabulut

A Conversation with an Epiphany Expert

Elise Ballard has written a book about these divine revelations and how sudden insight can change your life.

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Miriam Green

Miriam Green on Her Life in Beer Sheva, Israel

Miriam Green, an American-Israeli living in Israel, shares the history of her adopted home and explains what inspired her to emigrate to Israel years ago.

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Lasting change

How to Make a Commitment to Lasting Change

When you want to take your life in a different direction, these three tips will guide you.

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Finding meaning

A Powerful Tool for Finding Meaning in Your Life

A therapist’s technique helps us understand how painful experiences and positivity can co-exist.

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Jessye Norman, Tim Conway and Rachel Held Evans

Guideposts Says Goodbye: Notable Deaths of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, Guideposts pauses to remember some of the inspiring individuals who left us over the past 12 months.

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Three Lessons of Beatitudes

Three Lessons of the Beatitudes

To live in the present, access peace and the many blessings available through faith—are just a few of the lessons of His teachings.

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