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.

Author Marion Bond West at her window (Photo by Michael  A. Schwarz)

The Best of Author Marion Bond West

Read some of our favorite stories from the popular Guideposts magazine contributing editor.

Jeremiah Braudrick; photo by Shevaun Williams

The Words of C. S. Lewis Helped Him Reclaim His Faith

How the beloved author of The Chronicles of Narnia helped a struggling veteran-turned pastor realize that God forgave him.  

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Rick Hamlin

How His Father's Prayer Helped Him Cope with Grief

Rick Hamlin shares a prayer his father wrote that Rick discovered in the days following his father's death.

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

20 Amazing Women Featured in Guideposts Magazine

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

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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.

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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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Church steeple (Getty Images)

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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Julie Garmon and Clyde; photo by Michael  A. Schwarz

Her Dog's Injuries Taught Her a Lesson in Letting Go

When her beloved yellow Lab was hit by a car, she blamed herself. Could she cede control in a time of crisis?

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Rick Hamlin

A Message of Hope from Rick Hamlin: A Place to Pray

Rick reminds us that having a special place to pray daily can bring its own unique rewards.

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Faith rooted within

How Our Faith Is Rooted Within Us

Just as we grow up speaking in a certain way, God gives us a spiritual accent as well.

Rick Hamlin

A Message of Hope from Rick Hamlin: The Solace of Silence

Rick Hamlin encourages us to take time to block out the noise and center ourselves in silence.

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Rafter Johnson competing at that 1950 Olumpics; Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Rafer Johnson: An Athlete Whose Faith Came First

This Guideposts story from December 1958 profiles decathlete Rafer Johnson, who went on to become an Olympic champion, social activist and civil rights icon.

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Pumpkins and gourds with a 'grateful' tag; Getty Images

Gratitude is the Key to a Well-Lived Life

This holiday season, despite the coronavirus pandemic, try focusing on God’s current, past—and future—blessings.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries; photo by Kennies Earl

Keep the Faith: The Joy of Giving at Christmas

Guideposts’ Vice President of Ministries shares a treasured family memory of an early experience with Christmas giving.

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