While leading a Guideposts tour of Portugal, Norman Vincent Peale's daughter Maggie Peale Everett shares her experience celebrating U.S. veterans with Guideposts readers abroad.
- Posted on Nov 23, 2015
Because one day is not enough, Guideposts has named the entire month of November Veterans Awareness Month. While on a Guideposts tour bus in Portugal this month, we celebrated our troops, as well. Tour member and veteran John Hawkins asked the group to observe a moment of silence to honor the men and women who have fought for their country. Then he read that famous poem "In Flanders Fields" by Manor John McCrea.
For decades, Guideposts has has had a ministry devoted to military members and their families, but this year, during Veterans Awareness Month, over 1,000 pieces of content will go out on all of our media channels as we seek donations and Guideposts subscriptions to help inspire our troops.
I had weight-loss surgery recently and I developed a stubborn infection that turned a one-day hospital visit into a two-week stay. My family and friends rallied around me. Still, I was frightened. I asked everyone I knew to pray for me to heal, as Rick's post recommended. I posted my request on social media, talked to the hospital chaplain and my condition improved. When my husband had the same kind of surgery, I knew exactly how to pray for him, thanks to “6 Ways to Pray for the Sick”. Guideposts Magazine Reader
Our little group of 31, on a tour bus in Portugal, joined the greater Guideposts family in paying tribute to our service men and women. It was both a proud and humble moment for us all.