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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What is an Ebenezer Stone?

During difficult times, let this Bible story remind you of God’s presence in your life.

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A Visit to a Blind Woodworker's Workshop

John Furniss shares how he came to be a woodworker despite being sight-impaired.

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His Granddaughter Remembers Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Katheryn Berlandi recalls the life lessons Dr. and Mrs. Peale taught her.

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18 Inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Celebrate these famous Americans, including Bruce Lee, Dwayne Johnson, and Amy Tan, during AAPI Heritage Month.

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How Does ‘Law & Order’ Bear a Resemblance to the Bible?

While watching reruns of this long-running TV drama, some insights about justice and mercy

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5 Stories of Miraculous Nuns

True stories of nuns experiencing—and facilitating—miracles and mysteries

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The Big Question: How Does One 'Find' God?

God is everywhere… and nowhere. It’s a contradiction many have struggled with on their faith journey. How do we “find” an entity who is everything? One that’s impossible to fully conceptualize? Here, we’ve collected the responses of theologians, philosophers and authors as they’ve grappled with the question: how does one “find” God?

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She Bought Naomi Judd's Chair for $5

Naomi’s music and their shared nursing career had inspired her for years. Then an estate sale gave her something to hold onto.

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5 Famous Spiritual Leaders of the 20th Century

This documentarian examines the lives of five historic prophetic voices—from Reinhold Niebuhr to Howard Thurman—and shows what we can learn from them today.

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Catherine Madera on How Her Faith Helps Her Cope with Grief

Catherine Madera lost her beloved younger sister to cancer, but she has been to deal with the hurt and sadness that loss has brought her because of her faith in God.

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Guideposts Classics: Naomi Judd on Stepping Out in Faith

In this story from January 2003, musician and author Naomi Judd recalls how faith led her to a successful career and helped her cope with a hepatitis C diagnosis.

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Her Spirits Were Lifted by a Teen Who Did the Right Thing

She felt she had more problems than blessings, until a young neighbor changed her mind.

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Mysterious Ways: A Commuter's Answered Prayer

Her long drive was a major source of stress, but she never expected a solution to present itself so quickly.

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A Sunflower Project Helped Her Student Thrive

When he planted and cared for the beautiful flowers, she knew that God was helping her to be a nurturing teacher.

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A Devoted Father Cherishes Precious Family Memories

A Devoted Father Cherishes Precious Family Memories

After seeing a young family at church, he reminisces about the early days of parenthood.

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A Divine Intervention In The Desert

A heaven-sent dune buggy guided them back to safety.

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