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.


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. 


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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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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Some of the notable individuals who passed away in 2016

Guideposts Says Goodbye: Notable Deaths of 2016

As 2016 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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Alexx Nanez offers up one of his trademark shaved-ice cones.

When a Childhood Dream Comes Together

Imagine doing what you loved as a kid for a living. Imagine having your whole family join you.


Reviewing a year full of spiritual connections and milestones

A Year of Spiritual Highlights

Mysterious Ways assistant editor Dan Hoffman shares his personal milestones from 2016.

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Never give up on your dreams.

Never Give Up On Your Dreams

You never know when God is ready to help you complete that big project.

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How to live a life with intention and purpose.

Living a Life of Intent and Purpose

Every day we live out our story through our words, actions and decisions. Make them count.

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An artist's rendering of a stack of Guideposts, tied with a gift bow

Someone Cares—Pass It On: 12 Gifts-a-Giving

A woman recovering from surgery has her holiday season brightened with a series of surprise gifts inspired by The 12 Days of Christmas.

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