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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How Guideposts Readers Can Spread the Love

If you don’t save your issues of the magazine, consider doing this.

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The Spiritual Lessons She Learned on Her Horse Farm

Author Cara Whitney, wife of Larry the Cable Guy, shares how farm life deepened her relationship with God.

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Harry Connick Jr.; photograph by Larsen&Talbert

Harry Connick Jr.’s Powerful Lesson on Faith

Like many of us, the pandemic left the musician and actor feeling isolated, but it also opened the door to something deeper in his music and in his soul.

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An illustration of the Good Things 2020 jar with notes inside; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: The Good Things Jar

This special jar reminds her that no matter hard life is—there are always blessings to be thankful for.

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Betty Kilby Fisher Baldwin (left) and Phoebe Kilby; photo by James Kegley

How Two Women Found Healing from Their Family's Difficult Legacy of Slavery

The pair—one Black, the other white—became friends while dealing with their family’s painful history.

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Journalist Stephen Henderson at a soup kitchen in St. Louis, MO; photo courtesy Stephen Henderson

Feeding the Hungry Around the World

Journalist Stephen Henderson heard the call to visit soup kitchens in many countries around the world.

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Col. Christopher Whelan; photo by Scott Goldsmith

How He Helps to Keep the Legacy of Flight 93 Alive

An Army officer remembers a beloved family member and the other 39 heroes who died in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001.

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Journey's Jonathan Cain

Don’t Stop Believin’

A rock song that has inspired millions for decades sprang from a bit of fatherly advice.

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George Turner, Jr.; photo by Dan MacMedan

God Blessed This Bike Shop Owner with a New Path

He was sure the pandemic would spell the end of his struggling bicycle shop. His pastor—and the Man Upstairs—had other ideas.

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The Last Song of a Dying Loved One

Sedated and unable to speak in her last hours, an elderly mother still inspires her family through faith.

Rebecca Benjamin and her husband, Mike; photo by Shannon Thompson

A Mountaintop Rescue Came Together with God's Help

She'd reached her goal of 46 Adirondack peaks in four months, but her husband broke his leg in the descent. How could she get him safely down the mountain?

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Heather Henry and her son Tim;  photo by Jim Graham

How an Art Class Gave This Worried Mom Hope

She feared her son would never overcome his drug addiction—until she received divine assurance.

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Elizbeth Sherrill; photo by Shawn G. Henry

Elizabeth Sherrill: 70 Years a Guideposts Icon

This longtime contributor's life as a writer has been a journey that became the very soul of this magazine.

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Pastor and best-selling author Mark Batterson; photo courtesy Mark Batterson

3 Questions: Mark Batterson

The pastor and best-selling author discusses how habits impact our spiritual life, the power of prayer and the importance of forgiveness.

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