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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Seeing Heaven Through a Near-Death Experience

Tales of heaven from people who have been there and back.

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The Big Question: What Is Free Will?

We turned to the wise words of philosophers, prominent thinkers, and theologians for some possible answers to this Big Question.

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Miraculous Dreams from God

Sometimes God speaks to us through our dreams. Will we listen?

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Guideposts Readers: Our Biggest Blessing and Inspiration

How your outpouring of care and support helps us make the world a better place through hope, faith and prayer.

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How Mothers Can Comfort Us From Beyond

Not all of us can be with our moms this Mother’s Day, but sometimes God sends us signs to let us know that they are still watching over us.

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How to Find Optimism and Hope in the Darkest of Places

It’s called “tragic optimism,” and is a meaningful, positive response to real suffering in life.

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Someone Cares: Magic Makers

The Magic Yarn Project has created more than 30,000 wigs for children battling cancer in 51 countries.

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Someone Cares: Paperless for Good

Her thoughtful response helps our planet by minimizing paper waste in the long run.

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A Farmer Mentors the Next Generation

Amid the struggles of rural America, a lifelong farmer sees signs of renewal.

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A Collection of Divinely Guided Cat Stories

Having a cat in your life can be an enriching, rewarding experience. Here are several stories of other cats who also seemed to be guided by something more. Something divine.

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His Grandmother Held Fast to Her Faith and Her Family

The 98-year-old was isolated during the pandemic. But prayer and her positive attitude carried her—and her grandson—through.

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An Angelic Fisherman Saved His Life Twice

Two chance encounters, years apart, with a friendly shrimper steered him away from danger.

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Someone Cares: A Box of Love

Her friend's thoughtful gift helped feed her children and reduced her stress.

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How She Helped a Pastor Struggling with Alcohol Addiction

She healed from the sadness of her father’s alcoholism by befriending a clergyman years later.

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