Stories of Hope

An artist's rendering of a woman in distress surrounded by praying hands

The Prayers of Others Saw Her Through Opioid Withdrawal

In the throes of flagrant opioid withdrawal, she was beginning to despair, but the prayers of friends and strangers lifted her up.

Rays from the rising sun stream through dark clouds

Hurricane Florence: Coping With Fear and Anxiety

Bible verses, prayers and stories for comfort and hope 

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EMT Jennifer Struckmeyer

From Firefighter to EMT: What Inspired One Volunteer's Switch

A raging prairie fire and the severe burns it inflicted on her changed her life and strengthened her faith.

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Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin

Guideposts Classic: Marlee Matlin on Embracing God's Gifts

In this story from November 2002, Oscar winner Marlee Matlin shares how she refused to let her deafness prevent her from pursuing her passion for acting.

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Legendary musician Aretha Franklin

Remembering Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul

Writer Brooke Obie remembers interviewing iconic singer and activist Aretha Franklin in 2013.

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Street cat

The Good ‘Cat’ Samaritans

The kind deeds of two neighborhood ladies who care for hungry kitties.

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Closeup shot of two unrecognizable people holding hands in comfort.

What I Wish People Knew About Grief

After she lost her husband, she discovered a lot of the advice she had heard was wrong. 

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Cat and chicken huddle together during fire

A Cat and a Chicken Help Each Other Survive California Wildfire

While the fire raged, two creatures found comfort in each other.

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Keeping hope alive

Tools to Keep Hope Alive

How faith, imagination and visualization can help you reach your goals.

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Popular radio host Delilah

Delilah Speaks About the Impact of Guideposts on Her Life

The popular radio host shares just how important Guideposts magazine has been to her and her family.

Pastor John Gray of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas

Pastor John Gray Speaks on Authenticity

Pastor John Gray of Houston's Lakewood Church speaks with Oprah Winfrey about the importance of authenticity and sincerity.

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José (in blue shirt and vest) and fellow chef volunteers in Puerto Rico making sancocho

When Natural Disasters Strike, Chef José Andrés Works Culinary Miracles for the Hungry

When people are suffering, this top chef has a three-pronged plan of attack: Show up, spread the word and pray.

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A voice inside Ken asked, Isn’t there somebody you need to forgive?

Finding a Way to Forgive His Only Remaining Family

After years of emotional abuse from his older brother, John, he decided it was time for forgiveness—for John's sake and his own.

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Ruth Graham: What My Father Taught Me

Ruth Graham: What My Father Taught Me

When author Ruth Graham's marriage crumbled, her father showed her what what God's love feels like.

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