Inspiring Stories

1950s teens line up for the polio vaccine

His Son's Brave Battle to Recover from Polio Bolstered a Father's Faith

In this story from the October 1954 issue of Guideposts, a father writes a touching letter to his son.

Elizabeth Gray

Could This Introverted Army Wife Handle Yet Another Move?

She struggled to make new friends each time her husband was reassigned. Could she summon the courage to make just one new connection?

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Before every show, I ask God to make sure my words have meaning and that people feel included, Tamron Hall says.

Tamron Hall: Speaking Out on Behalf of Domestic Violence Victims

After her sister was murdered, the broadcast journalist was inspired to shine a light on the widespread issue of domestic abuse.

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Fred Rogers in the role of Mr. Rogers

How Mister Rogers Saved Public Television

The beloved television star testified before congress in 1969 on the importance of educational programming.

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Journalist and broadcaster Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall on the People Who Influence Her Faith Life

The popular talk show host gets personal, discussing those who inspire her every day.

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Cindy Abel

How ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ Shaped One Family’s Future

Cindy Abel shares the impact Dr. Norman Vincent Peale had on her father—and their entire family.

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Paul Blom attends the University of Cincinnati's commencement ceremony

94-Year-Old WWII Veteran Finally Gets His College Degree

Paul Blom returned to school 73 years after he first enrolled.

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Alex Trebek

Love Continues to Pour in for Alex Trebek After Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

The beloved game show host says even Watson, the IBM computer, sent him well wishes.

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Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr

Guideposts Classics: Bart Starr on the Importance of Confidence

In this story from January 1968, former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr recalls how the legendary coach Vince Lombardi instilled confidence in Starr and his teammates.

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The April 2018 fire in Dewey County, Oklahoma, burned more than 280,000 acres.

A Miraculous Rescue from a Raging Inferno

Trapped in a roaring wildfire, he learned that God is always watching over us.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and playwright Herman Wouk

Guideposts Classics: Herman Wouk on the Blessings of the Sabbath

In this excerpt from his book This Is My God, as seen in the August 1961 issue of Guideposts, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Herman Wouk shares why he so valued Judaism's observance of the Sabbath.

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Charles McGee on an airplane

Tuskegee Airman Celebrates 100th Birthday by Flying a Plane

The centenarian handled the takeoff and landing perfectly.

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Newborns dressed as Mister Rogers

Hospital Dresses Newborns as Mister Rogers

The babies and staff, who were greeted by the late TV star’s wife, were celebrating World Kindness Day.

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Jessye Norman, Tim Conway and Rachel Held Evans

Guideposts Says Goodbye: Notable Deaths of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, Guideposts pauses to remember some of the inspiring individuals who left us over the past 12 months.

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