Inspiring Stories

Taraji P. Henson, Dolly Parton and Carrie Underwood on the cover of Guideposts magazine (Guideposts)

A Look Back at the Inspiring Cover Women of Guideposts Magazine

From actresses to healthcare workers, ballerinas to journalists, Guideposts magazine highlights the achievements of many remarkable women.

Roberta Messner retrieves bills from in her mailbox; photo by Scott Goldsmith

How Her Faith Helped Her Face Up to Overwhelming Medical Debt

How could she find the courage to tackle the growing mountain of bills?

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Bob Flach holds Lulu the ruffed grouse

How a Ruffed Grouse Became This Grieving Husband's Best Friend

He didn’t think he could go on without his wife. But God sent him just the right companion.

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Cosmetics entrepreneur and author Jamie Kern Lima; photo by Dan MacMedan

Jamie Kern Lima: Faith Is Part of Her Makeup

Despite being underestimated at every turn, she built IT Cosmetics into a billion-dollar brand by turning every no into a yes.    

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Makeup maven Jamie Kern Lima; photo courtesy Jamie Kern Lima

Jamie Kern Lima on Faith and Pursuing Your Dreams

In this pair of videos, the founder of IT Cosmetics recalls how her faith in God sustained her as she strove to get her business off the ground and shares three tips to help you pursue your dreams.

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The Bible for Lent

5 Biblical Ways to Celebrate Lent

Drawing inspiration for the season from Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness

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Small World Blessings in a Big City

Encountering healing and comfort while getting the Covid-19 vaccine

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Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Alabama

What Does It Take to Be a Person of Courage?

We don’t have to be among the powerful and mighty to commit a courageous act.

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Church Leaders Get Creative to Serve Their Communities During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Two pastors on the challenges—and surprising benefits—of turning to technology to connect with their congregations. 

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Emmy winner E. G. Marshall

Guideposts Classics: E. G. Marshall on Reading the Bible

In this story from February 1973, Emmy-winning actor E. G. Marshall shares how the religious training he received as a child stayed with him for the rest of his life.

Pastor Derrick Shields, pastor at Christ Community Church. Credit: Michael A. Schwarz

Diversity Has Strengthened the Bonds of This Pastor's Congregation

In the heart of the South, a church does the hard work of racial reconciliation

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Guideposts editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan; photo by Amy Etra

Positive Space: A Message from Guideposts' Edward Grinnan

Our Editor-in-Chief introduces readers to Guideposts’ fresh new look. But it’s not just the magazine that’s heading in a positive new direction.  

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Opera singers Dimitri Pittas& Leah Edwards with pianist Chee-Hang See; photo courtesy Holy City Arts

The Healing Power of Music During a Pandemic

From a pair of opera singers in South Carolina to a Mariachi band in Texas, meet the musicians who refused to let the music die.

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Poet Jacqueline Suskin; photo by James Adam Taylor

Finding the Poetry in Everyday Life

A professional poet provides tips on healing your life by adopting a poetic mindset.

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