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Joy to the World; illustration by Jessica Hische
Stories of Faith

Merry Christmas from Guideposts

From the Guideposts family to you and yours, we wish you all the joys the Christmas season brings.

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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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Doc Pomus performs in a nightclub; credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Music

The Story of a Song: Save the Last Dance for Me

Doc Pomus, who wrote songs for Elvis Presley, Andy Williams and Ray Charles, based one of his biggest hits on a moment from his own life.

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A weary and pensive woman
Advice for Caregivers

5 Ways to Rebuild Your Life After Caregiving Ends

Long-term caregivers can feel at loose ends when their loved one dies. A leading Alzheimer’s expert outlines next steps when the focus of your life suddenly shifts.

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Mark Massey, mayor of Round Top, Texas; photo by Robert Seale
Travel

Greetings from Small-Town America: Round Top, Texas

Twice a year, this tiny central Texas town becomes the antiques and vintage treasures capital of the world.

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A family prays over Thanksgiving dinner
Family

Everyday Blessings: A Thanksgiving Journey

The home and gardening TV personality shares a heartwarming memory of a holiday adventure with her tight-knit family.

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A puzzle piece with the letter H
God's Grace

Mysterious Ways: H Is for Heaven

Grieving over the loss of her beloved grandfather, she found comfort in a not-so-random jigsaw puzzle piece.

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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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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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