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

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.

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Memphis veterans whose remains went unclaimed are buried with honors at the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery; photo by Karen Pulfer Focht
Inspiration

He Was Inspired to Conduct Final Salutes for Recently Departed Veterans

At this Memphis cemetery, veterans who die alone are not forgotten.

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A friend brings a caregiver a casserole
Power of Prayer

What Prayer Can Do: Divine Nourishment

She was at the end of her rope while looking after her mother with Alzheimer’s.  Then this caregiver received an unexpected food delivery.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries; photo by Todd Plitt
Stories of Faith

Keeping the Faith: The Power of a Thank-You

Guideposts’ Vice President of Ministries reminds us of the importance of gratitude—for both large and small blessings.

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Roberta Messner; photo by Scott Goldsmith
Healing

She Used Self-Care to Overcome Chronic Pain

She almost lost her faith when faced with yet another serious medical condition. But then God, and a kind chiropractor, helped her heal.

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Matt Hall; photo by Michael A. Schwarz
Addiction and Recovery

How He Came to Minister to Hikers on the Appalachian Trail

A novice chaplain, a novice hiker and only four years sober. Was he up to this unexpected new challenge?

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A woman prays at sunrise
Power of Prayer

Prayer Power: It’s Hard to Pray Badly

No need to fret over style points; just speak from the heart.

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A senior man greets the sunrise
Alzheimer's and Dementia

At 100, Her Grandfather Was Enjoying Life to the Fullest

After 76 years of marriage, Alzheimer’s had taken his beloved wife. But with God’s help he graciously let go of being a caregiver.

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Lennon Flowers, cofounder of The Dinner Party; photo courtesy Lennon Flowers
People Helping People

Everyday Greatness: Helping Young Adults Who Grieve

This nonprofit offers comfort and community by hosting dinner parties for grieving people ages 21-45.

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Susan Jane Brown and Mark Webb; photo by Randy Boverman
Stories of Hope

Loggers and Environmentalists Came Together in this Oregon Town

Two adversaries, brought together by faith, are working toward a sustainable future for the community.

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