Stories of Hope

Hopeful stories are windows into the wonderful possibilities life has to offer. Stories of hope bring to life the ways in which people support each other, miracles make lives better, and individuals find new roads through challenging times. Turn to stories about hope whenever you need an encouraging boost on your path toward your best life.

Roberta Messner retrieves bills from in her mailbox; photo by Scott Goldsmith

How Her Faith Helped Her Face Up to Overwhelming Medical Debt

How could she find the courage to tackle the growing mountain of bills?

Guideposts editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan; photo by Amy Etra

Positive Space: A Message from Guideposts' Edward Grinnan

Our Editor-in-Chief introduces readers to Guideposts’ fresh new look. But it’s not just the magazine that’s heading in a positive new direction.  

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Opera singers Dimitri Pittas& Leah Edwards with pianist Chee-Hang See; photo courtesy Holy City Arts

The Healing Power of Music During a Pandemic

From a pair of opera singers in South Carolina to a Mariachi band in Texas, meet the musicians who refused to let the music die.

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Derrick Shields, lead pastor at Christ Community Church in Columbus, Georgia

A Pastor's Thoughts on the Blessings of a Diverse Congregation

Derrick Shields, lead pastor at Christ Community Church in Columbus, Georgia, shares how his congregation's diversity better prepares his congregants to support, encourage and learn from each other in turbulent times.

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Colleen Radke and daughter Wynn; photo courtesy Colleen Radke

A Quest to Visit 67 Waterfalls Helped This Mother and Daughter Duo Heal

With the pandemic and a pending divorce, their lives were in free fall. But reconnecting with Mother Nature proved restorative.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: A New Year without Fear

Guideposts' VP of Ministries urges us to put the fear that so often overtook us in 2020 behind us—and to embrace the new year with positivity, hope and renewed faith in God.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: The Power to Overcome

Guideposts' VP of Ministries reminds us that, even in these troubled times, we can find peace in the words and power of Jesus Christ.

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Guideposts Unveils New Look

The revamped design is vibrant and uplifting, much like the inspirational stories Guideposts is known for.

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Colleen Radke and daughter Wynn; photo courtesy Colleen Radke

Waterfalls and Mother Nature Restored the Spirits of a Mom and Daughter

Colleen Radke shares how a difficult divorce and the trials brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic inspired her to get back to nature with her five-year-old daughter.

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Pastor Derrick Shields, pastor at Christ Community Church. Credit: Michael A. Schwarz

Diversity Has Strengthened the Bonds of This Pastor's Congregation

In the heart of the South, a church does the hard work of racial reconciliation

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Watch Guideposts’ Top Videos of 2020

Prayer tips, personal stories and inspirational messages were popular amongst our readers throughout the year.

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Rick Hamlin

A Message of Hope from Rick Hamlin: Remember to Rejoice!

Rick Hamlin reminds us that the attitude with which we approach the new year can make all the difference.

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John Lewis; U.S. Congress, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Remembering John Lewis: 10 Inspiring Quotes

The late John Lewis devoted his life to the cause of civil rights. Just as Lewis was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, his words have inspired others to work for equality and justice.

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Rick Hamlin

Messages of Hope for Advent

In this series of videos, Rick Hamlin shares words of inspiration, comfort and hope for the days leading up to Christmas.

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