Community

Your neighbors, friends, colleagues, fellow churchgoers, and people you do business with make up the rich tapestry of your community. Embrace your community and make sure to do your part to make it stronger.
Edward Grinnan, Guideposts Editor in Chief
Inspiring Stories

Guideposts Readers: Our Biggest Blessing and Inspiration

How your outpouring of care and support helps us make the world a better place through hope, faith and prayer.

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An illustration of an envelope speeding through the air; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Paperless for Good

Her thoughtful response helps our planet by minimizing paper waste in the long run.

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Police chaplain John Revell of Building Community and Chief Moss
Finding Life Purpose

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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Faith and doubt
How to Pray

How Doubt Can Make Your Faith Stronger

When following a journey of faith, it’s only natural to run into challenges and questions.

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Dr. Robert Lesslie photographed in his office in May 2015. Photo by Davis Turner for Guideposts
Friends

Dr. Robert Lesslie: Guideposts Loses a Beloved Author

A call to prayer for the sudden loss of life and the gun violence that affects us all.

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A blue Easter egg with a message inside; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Egging Each Other On

How these plastic Easter eggs became a source of comfort to socially distanced friends and family.

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A mailbox with a riddle; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: A Riddle Day

Her riddles helped others connect with loved ones and neighbors safely during the pandemic.

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Lou Dean and her friend, Red; photo by Matthew Staver
Friends

He Proved to Be the Big Brother She Didn't Know She Needed

She had always been fiercely independent. Why was her friend suddenly insisting that she go to church with him?

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An illustration of two frontline workers holding a tray of cookies; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Sweet Thanks

Their thoughtful initiative highlighted their appreciation to healthcare workers and evolved into Cookies for Caregivers.

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Neighbors Stephen Wilder and Nicole Figaro; photo by Kerry Ryan
Friends

Best Friends: The Deep Bond Between Next-Door Neighbors

A New Yorker shares how he and the woman in the next apartment learned to lean on each other.

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