Inspiring Stories

Bubba Watson at Pensacola Country Club; photo credit: Larsen&Talbert

Bubba Watson: How Faith Helped Him Conquer His Anxiety

Champion golfer Bubba Watson's success on the PGA tour was nearly overshadowed by a lifelong disorder.

Southern cooking expert Brenda Gantt

3 Kitchen Tips from Cooking Sensation Brenda Gantt

The Facebook star, an expert in Southern cooking, offers advice on how to get good results in the kitchen and discusses the role of faith in her own life as a cook.

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Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson on the Bible and the Lessons His Parents Taught Him

The golf superstar and two-time Masters champion discusses the role that the Bible plays in his life and career and shares key lessons his parents taught him.

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Edward Grinnan on MLK Day

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day—A Time to Open Our Hearts

We can live as Jesus urged us, as brothers and sisters in Him.

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Singer B. J. THomas

Guideposts Classics: B. J. Thomas on Growing with God

In his story from May 1979, the acclaimed pop and gospel artist reminds us that if the bottom unexpectedly drops out, God is there to catch you.

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Colin Powell, Jane Powell and Hank Aaron

Guideposts Says Goodbye: Notable Deaths of 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, Guideposts pauses to remember some of the inspiring individuals who left us this past year. 

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Snowy owl sitting on the snow

These 7 Adorable Animal Photos Will Put a Smile on Your Face

These photos are our way of wishing you a New Year full of happiness and blessings.

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Three Wise Men

Hope from the Wise Men for the New Year

By following a star and a revelation and trusting in their dreams, a new road was found.

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Vintage expert Bob Richter standing in front of a Christmas tree

Bob Richter on the Healing Power of Christmas Decorations

The international flea market expert and host of the PBS show Market Warriors shares his personal story of remembering lost loved ones during the holidays.

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Tonya May Avent; photo by Jim Graham

Her Search for Her Roots Reminded Her She Is a Child of God

It was a simple question that led her to her true identity: Where does your family come from?

Edwina Perkins; photo by Grant Halverson

A Kenyan Christmas: Hot Weather, Elaborate Costumes and a Live Elephant

The family was on a mission trip in Africa for the holidays. Could they find joy and embrace new traditions so far from home?

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Roberta Messner at the nail salon; photo by Scott Goldsmith

The Manicurist Who Changed Her Life

Annie gave her gorgeous red nails. But it was the profound advice she offered that helped the author change her entire outlook on life.

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A child dressed as an angel for a Christmas pageant; Getty Images

Everyday Blessings: Let Kids Shine

Lifestyle expert Katie Brown shares how her church’s Christmas pageant helped some kids excel in unexpected ways.

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Scorched trees following a fire

Mysterious Ways: Rising from the Ashes

A raging wildfire had destroyed her home and possessions, but a scrap of charred paper served to bolster her faith when she needed it most.

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Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth; photo by Larsen&Talbert

Kristin Chenoweth: The Gift That Taught Her the Meaning of Christmas

As a teen, the award-winning actress and singer wanted Gloria Vanderbilt jeans, but the gift she received instead proved to be much more meaningful.

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Jon W. Sparks as Santa; photo by Karen Pulfer Focht

A Day in the Life of Santa Claus

Meet Jon W. Sparks, a Memphis-based writer and actor who has dedicated himself to portraying ol’ Saint Nick.

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