Inspiring Stories

Child actress Margaret O'Brien

Guideposts Classics: Margaret O'Brien's Love of Christmas

In this story from December 1948, the mother of child actress Margaret O’Brien shares how she and her daughter celebrated the Christmas season.

Joanna and Bronwen; photo courtesy Joanna Corfield

How a Horse Helped Her Overcome Fear and Self-Loathing

After a lifetime of struggling with anxiety and eating disorders, could an animal show her the way to self-acceptance?

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Cliff Shiepe; photo by Dan MacMedan

How to Make the Most of a Miracle

He gave God all the credit for his healing. Twelve years later, why was he sick again?

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Gale Sayers (left) and Brian Piccolo

Guideposts Classics: Gale Sayers on the Power of Courage

In this story from October 1971, author and NFL legend Gale Sayers pays tribute to the courage and indomitable spirit of his dear friend and teammate, Brian Piccolo.

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Dog running on the beach

How to Call Blessings into Your Life

A funny story with an inspiring lesson for hard times.

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U.S. Congressman John Lewis

Drawing Inspiration from Heroes of Faith

In the midst of a pandemic, natural disasters and personal loss, we turn to the stories of others for strength.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: Breaking Down the Serenity Prayer

Guideposts' VP of Ministries explores how the Serenity Prayer can positively impact your life, whether or not you are dealing with an addiction or are in a 12-step program.

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A young woman praying over a Bible.

When Fear Became Faith

A retired nurse learns to cope with the anxiety of the coronavirus pandemic by praying relentlessly—and focusing on some important truths.

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Chadwick Boseman as King T'Challa in Black Panther

Remembering Chadwick Boseman: 10 Inspiring Quotes

Here are 10 quotes to embolden us, inspire us and help us remember award-winning actor Chadwick Boseman.

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Troy Vincent Sr. works to end the cycle of domestic violence. Photo: Todd Plitt

Faith Inspired Him to Break the Cycle of Domestic Abuse

Former NFL player Troy Vincent, who grew up in a violent home, now devotes himself to confronting this all-too-prevalent issue.

Vote 2020

Why It’s So Important to Vote

If prayer is our greatest exercise of faith, the vote is our greatest expression of free speech.

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Guidposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan

A Message of Hope from Edward Grinnan: All Are Welcome

As Guideposts celebrates its 75th anniversary, our editor-in-chief shares an intriguing passage from our 15th Anniversary edition, published in 1960.

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Sandy Blair stands in front of a Tiny House; photo by Dan MacMedan

Answering the Call to Help Fellow Women Veterans

Sandy Blair turned her own struggles post-civilian life into a committment to serve others, just like she had discussed with God. 

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Rick Hamlin with his mom and siblings

3 Signs of Comfort in the Midst of Grief

A reminder that not everything is chaos these days. Hope and God’s love still present themselves.

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