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Journaling

5 Ways Prayer Journaling Can Keep You Sane

When you’re in the middle of a super-sized problem, a journal can help you unearth solutions and grow closer to God.

Linsey Davis with her son, Aydin

ABC's Linsey Davis Discusses Her Children's Book

Listen as ABC's Linsey Davis shares what inspired her to write a children's book, The World Is Awake: A Celebration of Everyday Blessings, and what she hopes children who read the book take away from it. 

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Pastor Jim Powell (left) and Imam Kamil Mufti

A Christian Pastor and a Muslim Imam Find Friendship and Common Ground

When an evangelical church relocates next to a mosque, it provides an opportunity for people of different faiths to build bridges.

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Melba Pattillo Beals, civil rights icon and author of I Will Not Fear

How a Member of the Little Rock Nine Found Courage

Facing racist threats, Melba Pattillo Beals helped integrate Arkansas schools. She also deepened her faith

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A Wounded Marine Finds New Mountains to Climb

A Wounded Marine Finds New Mountains to Climb

Severely injured in Afghanistan, this amputee veteran took up snowboarding. Now she's climbing the world’s tallest mountains.

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Emmett Diggs puts up his dukes

A Pastor with Parkinson's Uses Boxing to Heal

A retired minister, who years before gave up boxing, gets to put on the gloves again as a way of coping with Parkinson's disease.

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young boy helps older woman with bags, Getty Images

Why Does Guideposts Want to Hear from Readers about 'Everyday Greatness'?

Everyday Greatness team leader Tarice Gray, an editor at Guideposts Books, explains why Guideposts readers are essential to this new initiative

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In learning to deal with Parkinson's, Emmett Diggs returned to his first athletic love: Boxing.

How Boxing Helped Him Cope with Parkinson's Disease

A retired pastor who gave up boxing more than half a century earlier puts up his dukes once again with a new and unlikely foe in his sights: Parkinson’s.

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Kirstie Ennis stands atop a snow-covered mountain

This Marine Veteran Aims to Scale the Seven Summits

USMC Sergeant (Ret.) Kirstie Ennis, who suffered significant injuries while serving in Afghanistan, shares how the loss of her left leg has inspired her to keep pushing herself by summitting the tallest peaks on all seven continents.

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Kirstie Ennis

A Marine Veteran Continues to Fight Her Toughest Battle

USMC Sergeant (Ret.) Kirstie Ennis, who suffered traumatic injuries—physical, mental and emotional—during a tour of duty in Afghanistan, discusses the lengthy road she has traveled toward recovery.

Grant's Tomb

Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb?

Musings on the Civil War general's final resting place in New York City overlooking the Hudson River.

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Melba Pattillo Beals, civil rights icon and author of I Will Not Fear

Melba Pattillo Beals: The Faith and Courage of a Civil Rights Icon

Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who in 1957 enrolled at the previously all-white Little Rock Central High School, discusses her memoir of that time, I Will Not Fear.

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Actress Brooks Shields

Guideposts Classics: Brooke Shields' 4 Tips for Helping a Friend Cope with Depression

In this story from August 2005, the actress, who lost a dear friend to suicide, shares the lessons she learned from that experience—and from her own struggle with depression.

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Colleen Kelly Alexander

How She Recovered from a Catastrophic Accident

Crushed under a truck, she  feared she would never walk again, but she learned to overcome the pain.

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