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.

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.

A woman running uphill; photo: Getty Images

A Heaven-Sent Text Message Gave Her a Second Wind

She had never run an intense Ragnar Relay trail race before. She wasn’t sure she could do it—then she received an unexpected Bible verse.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keeping the Faith: Navigating a Spiritual Winter

Guideposts’ Vice President of Ministries reminds us that we all experience times of spiritual darkness. But keep listening for God: your faith will flourish again.  

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Joy to the World; illustration by Jessica Hische

Merry Christmas from Guideposts Magazine

From the Guideposts family to you and yours, we wish you all the joys the Christmas season brings.

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Finding Faith at the Flea Market

Finding Faith at the Flea Market

A lifetime of searching for treasures at markets and garage sales across the country taught her—and PBS star Bob Richter—lasting life lessons.

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Men's US Hockey team at 1980 Olympics

How to Hold on to Hope When the Odds Are Against You

Discover the power of faith combined with hope when you think there’s no way forward.

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Illustration of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

An Apprehensive Mother Learns to Hand Her Worries Over to God

She worried about her recently divorced daughter being alone. But then she realized she was in good hands. 

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Carla Harris with her husband, Richey, and sons, Jackson and Clay, in front of their new home

A Tornado Taught Her the True Meaning of a Perfect Christmas

The storm ripped through her house, destroying everything. Well, almost everything.

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A senior man greets the sunrise

At 100, Her Grandfather Was Enjoying Life to the Fullest

After 76 years of marriage, Alzheimer’s had taken his beloved wife. But with God’s help he graciously let go of being a caregiver.

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Julie O’Neill and daughter, Bekah; photo by Cory O’Neill

She Trusted God to Guide Her Daughter Through Disappointment and Depression

Her daughter was devastated after a knee injury ended her college athletic scholarship plans. But then God opened another door.

A family prays over Thanksgiving dinner

Everyday Blessings: A Thanksgiving Journey

The home and gardening TV personality shares a heartwarming memory of a holiday adventure with her tight-knit family.

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The Texas Pie Queen on Love, Pie and Jesus

The Texas Pie Queen on Love, Pie and Jesus

 Tara Royer Steele’s famous bakery helped hundreds of neighbors during the pandemic. Now she ships pies—and inspiration—nationwide.

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Mary, Joseph and newborn Jesus; Illustration by Stefano Vitale

The Christmas Story in Bible Verses

We hope you enjoy this read-aloud feature that illustrates the famous holiday account of the birth of Jesus in a beautiful folk-art style.

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Edward Grinnan

20 Years After 9/11, How One Truth Remains

There is one lesson about that terrible day above all else.

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Cockatiel

How Cockatiels Inspired Thoughts of Eternity

There’s a lot these funny, spunky pets don’t know about a bigger world—but we do.

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Allyson Felix, Hidilyn Diaz and Kendra Harrison; Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

10 Olympians on Their Faith and Connection to God

Whether they win or lose in the field, court or arenas, these Olympic medalists are ultimately winning in life.

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