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.

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5 Heartwarming Christmas Books to Give as Gifts this Year

Check out Guideposts’ collection of wonderful Christmas stories—the perfect gift for book lovers.  

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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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He Was Inspired to Conduct Final Salutes for Recently Departed Veterans

At this Memphis cemetery, veterans who die alone are not forgotten.

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Cathy Heying, founder of Lift Garage; photo by Matthew Gilson

God Led Her to Open a Non-Profit Repair Shop for Low-Income Drivers

A still, small voice told her to do something she’d never imagined: Open a non-profit automotive service center to help those with limited resources.

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Loggers and Environmentalists Came Together in this Oregon Town

Two adversaries, brought together by faith, are working toward a sustainable future for the community.

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At 100, Her Grandfather Was Enjoying Life to the Fullest

After 76 years of marriage, Alzheimer’s had taken his beloved wife. But with God’s help he graciously let go of being a caregiver.

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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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Someone Cares: A Laugh A Day

Her daily emails brought a much needed laugh to family and friends.

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Someone Cares: Comfort for Veterans

This nonprofit organization provides aid and comfort to America’s heroes.

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The 10 Best Christmas Gift Ideas for 2021

Find thoughtful and meaningful presents for your loved ones with our 2021 holiday gift guide.

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Someone Cares: A Boo for You

How spreading Halloween cheer became a way to feel more connected in the community.

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Lennon Flowers, cofounder of The Dinner Party; photo courtesy Lennon Flowers

Everyday Greatness: Helping Young Adults Who Grieve

This nonprofit offers comfort and community by hosting dinner parties for grieving people ages 21-45.

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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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The Texas Pie Queen on Love, Pie and Jesus

The Texas Pie Queen on Love, Pie and Jesus

 Tara Royer Steele’s famous bakery helped hundreds of neighbors during the pandemic. Now she ships pies—and inspiration—nationwide.

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How to Find Healing for a Broken Heart

Whether it’s a shattered marriage, a lost job, a wayward child, there is a path to wholeness.

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The Mysterious Timing of a Guideposts Devotional and a Delayed Wedding

How did two unrelated events meet on one momentous weekend?

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