Inspiration

During hard times, such as parenting challenges, marital problems, illness, or financial struggles, we can all draw on deep sources of comfort and hope to help guide us forward.

Siphiwe Baleka

This Truck Driver Got Fit and Then Got Busy Helping Other Truckers

When he saw his fitness rapidly fading, this former Ivy League athlete resolved to do something about it.

Dolphins to the rescue

Dolphin Angels to the Rescue in the Middle of the Atlantic

Praying for solace and comfort, a lonely sailor on a 2000-mile journey finds help.

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Guideposts blogger Holly Lebowitz Rossi

A Message of Hope from Holly Lebowitz Rossi: Sources of Comfort

Holly Lebowitz Rossi, author of the Guideposts blog A Positive Path, shares how you can find comfort in small and simple ways.

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The Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

His Perseverance Paid Off in a Gift to the American People

In this story from July 1986, Richard Schneider celebrates Kenneth Lynch, a craftsman who helped to restore the Statue of Liberty.

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Actor Joel McCrea

Guideposts Classics: Joel McCrea on God's Guidance

In this story from April 1954, the acclaimed actor shares how he learned to seek God's will when making life and career decisions.

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Angels in the sky

Angels in the Sky at a Guideposts Photo Shoot

With pandemic safety concerns during an overnight assignment, our photographer found a celestial solution.

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The lifesaving photo of Doug climbing a muscadine vine as Buddy Earl looks on

God Sent a Boy's Big Sister to the Rescue

He was 10 years old and in way over his head...

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Illustration of a dolphin

A Heavenly Dolphin Encounter

It was her family's first summer trip without her mom...or was it?

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An artist's rendering of the gates of heaven.

His Glimpse of the Gates of Heaven Was Her Blessing

How a husband's journey to the afterlife and back consoled his wife for the second time.

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Guidposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan

A Message of Hope from Edward Grinnan: A Prayer for the 4th

Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief shares that on the 4th of July, he'll be praying for our country to continue to progress in its quest for freedom and equality.

Twin baby bats weighing three grams each

How a Baby Bat Reassured Her During a Tough Transition

She was fully invested in caring for the tiny injured creature, but she soon realized how much she needed the little bat, too.

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Illustrations of cabins held by an angel

A Dream Convinced Her to Overcome Her Fears

She didn't think she was brave enough to return to sleepaway camp that year. But she soon realized that she was exactly where she needed to be.  

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Illustration of two lifeguards

The Two Angels That Saved Her from Drowning

Caught in a riptide and struggling to breathe, she didn't think she'd make it back to shore alive.

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An artist's rendering of an angel sitting under an asian pear tree.

How an Asian Pear Tree Helped Her Thrive

The bond that she had with the plant flourished as she regained her roots.

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