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Veterans Day anniversary

Veterans Day: A Time for Gratitude

My husband returned home from a yearlong deployment 15 years ago. On Veterans Day, I’m especially aware of how lucky we are.

Marine veteran Micah Herndon

Micah Herndon on How Faith Helped Him Survive

The Marine veteran recalls how Sarah McLachlan's In the Arms of an Angel reassured him when he regained consciousness following an IED explosion in Afghanistan.

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The angel charm Micah Herndon received from his mother

Micah Herndon on the Inspiring Angel Charm His Mom Gave Him

The Marine veteran and long-distance runner recalls how his mother supported him as he dealt with PTSD and survivor's guilt and shares the special angel charm she gave him.

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Marine veteran Micah Herndon

Micah Herndon on Completing the Boston Marathon

The Marine veteran and long-distance runner recalls how he resorted to crawling in order to reach the finish line to honor his fallen comrades.

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Veteran and long-distance runner Micah Herndon

This Veteran Ran the Boston Marathon to Honor His Fallen Comrades

Struggling with PTSD and survivor's guilt, Micah Herndon found running eased his pain.

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Marine veteran Micah Herndon

For This Marine Veteran, Running Is Therapy

In this series of videos, Micah Herndon, who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, shares how long-distance running has helped him in dealing with PTSD and survivor's guilt.

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 Brandon with wife Kelly, son Jared and  daughter Elliot

Faith, Family and a Financial Plan Put His Life Back in Order

With hard work and God’s help, this former Army ranger found himself becoming the man he’d always wanted to be

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David with wife Jenny and son Dax in 2013

How a Rescue Dog Gave This Veteran a New Purpose

Air Force Veteran David Sharpe struggled with depression and PTSD, until an adopted dog changed his life—and inspired him to help others

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Chaplain Kenneth L. Sampson

Chaplain Kenneth L. Sampson on Guideposts' inspiring new eBook, Staying the Course

Chaplain Kenneth L. Sampson discusses Staying the Course, a Guideposts Outreach booklet intended to inspire individuals to stay focused and maintain strength through life’s hardships.

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Marine veteran and long-distance runner Micah Herndon

Micah Herndon on His Marathon Training Regimen

Marine veteran and long-distance runner Micah Herndon shares how he is preparing to compete in his first New York City marathon on November 3, 2019.

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Veteran Amputee Kirstie Ennis Prepares to Summit Everest

The Marine veteran, who suffered a life-altering injury while serving in Afghanistan, is days away from her goal.  

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Baptism aboard a Navy Ship

How an Easter Baptism Occurred in the Most Surprising Place

On Resurrection Sunday, a Navy chaplain conducts a baptism aboard the USS Arlington in the Mediterranean Sea.

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7 Values to Live by, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's free booklet from Guideposts

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's 7 Values to Live By

The Reverend Dr. Pablo R. Diaz, Guideposts' Vice-President of Ministries, introduces you to the Biblical values that Guideposts founder Dr. Norman Vincent Peale shared in his booklet, 7 Values to Live By.

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Summer wonder

Summer Wonders

Here’s to having a summer filled with awe, wonder, mystery and miracles.

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