Inspiring Stories

Edward Grinnan, Guideposts Editor in Chief

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.

Raylene Nickel and her farmer friends, Sam and Tony; photo by Kristine Rau

A Farmer Mentors the Next Generation

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

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John Haney with a photo of his grandmother; photo by Natalia Weedy

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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Eva Layton Lux; © 2021 Robert Seale/All Rights Reserved

Faith Carried Her Through Her First Bodybuilding Competition

The twice-divorced grandmother discovered she was a beloved child of God.

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Sasha Corbett with some of her handicapped rescue dogs: Rosalie, Tipsy and Lana

A Look Inside the Misfit Ranch

Where all dogs are welcome, especially the ones that are broken and scared.

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Sonia Perry pets a cheetah

32-Year-Old Conservationist Embarks on a Journey to Save Animals

Sonia Perry left New York City for the savanna to fulfill a lifelong dream of working with animals.

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Guideposts Contributing Editor Rick Hamlin

A Message of Hope from Rick Hamlin: Love Conquers Fear

Guideposts contributing editor Rick Hamlin explores the challenge that awaits us as we slowly emerge from the pandemic: conquering the fear that we've all felt for more than a year.

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Energy from music

How Music Offers a Positive Surge of Inspiration and Creativity

Whether you are listening to it or making it, you’ll immediately find more joy and energy.

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Guideposts editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan

Edward Grinnan Previews the New Guideposts

Our editor-in-chief shares some exciting news that will keep Guideposts vital and vibrant into its next 75 years.

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Authentic positivity

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.

Author Marion Bond West at her window (Photo by Michael  A. Schwarz)

The Best of Author Marion Bond West

Read some of our favorite stories from the popular Guideposts magazine contributing editor.

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Author Beverly Cleary; photo by San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images

How Beloved Children’s Book Author Beverly Cleary Inspired This Writer

The passing of the award-winning author reminded Ginger Rue of how important it is to see the world through a child’s eye.

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Faith rooted within

How Our Faith Is Rooted Within Us

Just as we grow up speaking in a certain way, God gives us a spiritual accent as well.

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Pastor Mark Batterson; Photo courtesy: Mark Batterson

7 Daily Habits to Reach Your God-Sized Goals

In his new book Win the Day, pastor and best-selling author Mark Batterson shares how to stress less—and make the most of each day.  

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