Stories of Faith

Your spiritual life is an ever-unfolding story of faith. When you read others' stories of faith, you encounter your own journey in a fresh way. Embrace stories about faith and welcome deeper spiritual connections into your life.

A nativity set with ceramic figure of Mary and Joseph and the infant Jesus

Nativity Scenes: The Story Behind this Christmas Tradition

If you display a set of plaster or carved Nativity figures each Christmas, you are taking part in a tradition that dates back centuries.


What Mary Did–And Didn’t Do

The mother of Jesus held strong in her faith despite the unknown and eventual heartbreak.

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Martin Luther

9 Things You Should Know About the Reformation

On the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's posting of his 95 Theses, discover the story of the movement that continues to shape Christianity today. 

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The Roark family: (from L to R) Casey, Diana, Carly, Caleb, Diana and Jerry

A Christmas Pageant Script You Can Use

Want an easy, affordable way to get your family in the Christmas spirit? Try this DIY pageant with crèche figures and candles.

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Spider's web

Appreciating God's Incredible Creation

On a daily basis, witnessing beauty from a spider's web to an ocean sunset

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Acclaimed character actor Ned Beatty

Guideposts Classics: Ned Beatty on Making Room for God

In this story from November 1984, the acclaimed character actor shares how his faith helps him through the down times.

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How faith can help you cope with rejection

Waiting Out Rejection

When it comes to making big dreams happen, focus on faith to get you to “yes.”

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An everyday faith

The Blessing of an Everyday Faith

A relationship with God doesn’t have to be about dazzling light or mountaintop moments.

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NBC News anchor Lester Holt

Lester Holt: How Family and Faith Have Influenced His Career

The respected NBC Nightly News anchor's church-going childhood continues to impact the work he was called to do.

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Child stuck behind fence.

Seeing a Problem from a Different Perspective

How a spiritual approach can help you figure a way out of a tight spot.

Dr. Bennet Omalu

Dr. Bennet Omalu's Inspiring Life and Career

Dr. Bennet Omalu's inspiring life and impactful career have taken him from Nigeria, the country of his birth, to Seattle, New York, the halls of Congress and even the silver screen.

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Actor Beau Bridges

Guideposts Classics: Beau Bridges on the Mystery of Faith

In this story from August 1982, actor Beau Bridges shares the experience that helped him understand that God played a role in his life.

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Artist Jessie DeCorsey works on her inspiring creation, The Nativity

A Minnesota Artist's Contemporary Depiction of the Nativity

Artist Jessie DeCorsey spent eight weeks painting a modern interpretation of the Nativity, and she did so in a public setting: a church in Forest Lake, Minnesota.

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Treasures at a museum

An Afternoon Spent with Ancient Treasure

A museum full of wonders links generations past and present.

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