The Most Inspiring Stories of 2015

The Most Inspiring Stories of 2015

Do you need some inspiration for the New Year? You've come to the right place.

We've collected our readers' favorite stories from 2015. You'll find everything from funny stories about parenthood from author Jen Hatmaker, to fascinating celebrity profiles, quick prayers to say on the go,  a reflection on love for our pets, from Guideposts Editor Edward Grinnan, and much more.  Take a look back at these articles and videos and find inspiration for the year ahead.



  • Guideposts: We share the final words of notables such as Thomas Edison, Maya Angelou and Steve Jobs

    Famous Last Words

    We researched the last words of the dying, ranging from Maya Angelou to Steve Jobs, and created this collection of  final utterances of notable authors, inventors and celebrities. Their words are moving, mysterious and powerful.

  • Guideposts: Lawrence Anthony was a wildlife conservationist from South Africa, who adopted and rehabilitated a herd of wild elephants on his game reserve, Thula Thula, in 1999.

    Elephants Remember the Man Who Saved Them

    The late Lawrence Anthony was a beloved wildlife conservationist in South Africa who adopted and rehabilitated a herd of wild elephants on his game reserve, Thula Thula. His wife, Françoise shared some behind-the-scenes photos and stories about Lawrence, the elephants and the mysterious way those elephants gather to remember his death.

  • Guideposts: Atticus Shaffer, the star of ABC's hit family sitcom The Middle

    'The Middle' Star Atticus Shaffer On Being A Role Model

    Atticus Shaffer, star of ABC's hit family sitcom The Middle, spoke with us about living with brittle bone disease, his faith and why his character is the inspiration we all need. 

  • Guideposts: A woman gazes across a sunlight field at a cross.

    10 'Breath Prayers' to Pray

    Our popular prayer blogger Bob Hostetler wrote 10 quick and powerful prayers to pray on the go--a collection that has inspired so many readers, who've read and shared these prayers repeatedly.

  • Guideposts: Jen Hatmaker, author, speaker, blogger, TV personality, mother of five

    Author Jen Hatmaker on Faith-Based Parenting

    Jen Hatmaker, author, speaker, blogger, TV personality and mother of five joked wih us about her imperfect parenting style, and how she and her pastor husband incorporate faith into their family life.

  • Guideposts: Michael Landon as Charles Ingalls, one of our favorite TV dads

    13 Greatest TV Dads of All Time

    In honor of Father's Day, we picked the Greatest TV Dads of All Time. Who's your favorite?

  • Guideposts: Actor Eduardo Verástegui

    Eduardo Verástegui Chooses God Over Hollywood

    Actor/producer Eduardo Verástegui describes his journey from posing for Calvin Klein and starring in a Jennifer Lopez video to becoming a "different kind of actor" after his faith inspired him to change his approach to making movies.

  • Guideposts: A cancer survivor smiles in victory

    7 Encouraging Bible Verses for Cancer Patients

    This collection of inspiring and comforting Bible verses offers reassurance and hope to those whose lives are affected by cancer.

  • Guideposts: Robby 'Kid President' Novak, his sister Lexi and parents David and Laurie

    Kid President's Path to Awesome!

    Just about everyone knows Kid President, but in December, we told the surprising story of his adoptive parents, David and Laurie Novak.

  • Guideposts: Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan and his dearly departed friend, Millie

    Do Our Pets Go to Heaven?

    Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan and his wife said goodbye to their beloved dog friend Millie in 2015, and it inspired Edward to write this blog post about whether our animal friends will be waiting for us in heaven.

  • Guideposts: An artist's rendering of a mysterious handprint on a mirror of blue and green

    Heavenly Signs of Assurance

    Janis Heaphy Durham revealed a promise that her husband, Max, made to her shortly before he died. Max assured her that, after his passing, he would send her a sign that he was still with herSee if you believe he kept his promise.


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