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Chuck Yeager by Master Sgt. Jason Edwards; ttps://www.dvidshub.net/image/722033, Public Domain
Better Living

Guideposts Classics: Chuck Yeager on Aging with Positivity

In this story from December 1986, legendary test pilot, World War II hero, Air Force general and author Chuck Yeager shares his approach to living life to the fullest, even in one’s senior years.

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Rafter Johnson competing at that 1950 Olumpics; Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Sports

Rafer Johnson: An Athlete Whose Faith Came First

This Guideposts story from December 1958 profiles decathlete Rafer Johnson, who went on to become an Olympic champion, social activist and civil rights icon.

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Cecil Murphey at his home in Tucker, Georgia; photo by Michael A Schwarz
Stories of Hope

How a Pastor and Author Came to Terms with His Grief After Losing His Wife

A special gift helped Cecil Murphey accept his loss on the first Christmas in 58 years without his spouse.

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Sam Sifton cooking in his home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Photo by Stephen Speranza
Stories of Hope

Sharing Food and Faith During This Difficult Holiday Season

The acclaimed New York Times food editor offers five ways to celebrate the joy of Christmas—even from afar.  

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Handmade holiday letters; photo courtesy Lisa Bogart
Motivational Stories

Tips for Writing a Sparkling Holiday Letter—2020-Style

With social distancing still going strong, stay connected and spread some cheer with personalized letters or Christmas cards.

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Kyle on his graduation night with Grandma Honeybunch; photo courtesy Brenda Brown
Grandchildren

His Grandmother Trained Him to Be a Gentleman

When he became interested in girls, he knew just where to turn for guidance: a grandmother named Honeybunch.

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Devotions for Good Health

A Community Comes Together for Healing

In this excerpt from Daily Guideposts, our annual collection of uplifting devotions, Carla Hendricks shares an inspiring account of her Tennessee community’s efforts to achieve racial unity.

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A multicultural group of Guideposts readers
Stories of Hope

Continued: How Guideposts Stories Make a Difference

Here are some updates on Guideposts stories that our readers found inspiring.

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Sam Sifton's Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Yogurt Sauce; photo by Kevin Eans
Dinner

Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Yogurt Sauce

New York Times food editor Sam Sifton offers a delicious take on a holiday classic.

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Resist pressure to be positive
Positive Living

How to Manage the Pressure to Be Positive

Being honest about what’s hard for you will help you be authentic when you are genuinely joyful.

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