Inspiring Stories

Welcoming newcomers at church

5 Ways to Welcome Newcomers to Your Church

It’s the one place where everyone should be greeted with open arms.

Sensing the invisible world

Where Do You Sense ‘The Invisible World’?

Seeing hints of the sacred in nature or solitude, sometimes in an act of kindness.

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A lone Christmas tree with bright lights in the middle of a snowy forest a night.

7 Things Christmas Teaches Us About Hope

No matter what challenges you face, Christmas offers powerful symbols of hope.

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Christmas cards

Why Christmas Cards Are Really Advent Cards

They’re full of hope and the promise of God’s coming on Earth.

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An Advent challenge

Help Us With an Advent Challenge

Looking for new ways to bring a little light into the world each day of Advent

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Hanukkah candles

Hanukkah: The Long Reach of a Small Light

As Hanukkah begins, what will you kindle in your life?

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Decorating the house for Advent

Decorate Your House for Advent

Bringing light to darkness and preparing ourselves for Jesus’ coming

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Longtime Guideposts contributor John Sherrill

In Fond and Grateful Remembrance: John Sherrill

Executive Editor Rick Hamlin pays tribute to a beloved and inspiring colleague, Guideposts editor and writer John Sherrill.

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Actor, producer and author Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry Discusses His book 'Higher is Waiting'

Producer, actor and author Tyler Perry discusses his new book, in which he shares some of the spiritual lessons he's learned over the years, including the importance of family and the value of humor.

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Helen Keller's profound faith

Helen Keller’s Profound Faith

If we look beyond our own needs and desires and focus on how we can share our gifts, gratification will come to others and to ourselves.

When God moves mountains

When God Moves the Mountains That We Don’t See

Obstacles and road blocks—sometimes God gets them out of the way without our even noticing.

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Frances McGee Cromartie

Should She Give A Present to A Difficult Church Member?

She didn't like the man at church, but she couldn't ignore the urge to give him a Christmas gift.

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An artist's rendering of a sparkling flashcubes hanging from the branches of a tree

Christmas Away From Home Offered a Meaningful Lesson

Spending the holidays on the Yucatan Peninsula, a New Yorker learned new traditions—and found new meaning—in the celebration.

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Denise Valuk walked 1,000 in a year to honor her late brother

Could Walking Help Her Cope with Grief?

She was devastated by her brother's death. She didn't exercise, but she decided to walk 1,000 miles in a year.

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