Watch Guideposts’ Top Videos of 2020

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

by - Posted on Dec 29, 2020

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Although this past year has brought moments of uncertainty and sadness, it’s also brought hope, kindness, and comfort between friends, families and communities—including ours.

Our readers turned to Guideposts for inspirational and uplifting videos throughout the year, whether it was clips of our beloved friend Dolly Parton, messages of hope from Debbie Macomber, or Max Lucado’s input on happiness; these messages of comfort and positivity touched them countless times during this unprecedented year. 

Check out 10 of Guideposts’ most-watched videos of 2020.  

Erin and Ben Napier on the Joys of Small-Town Living 
HGTV stars Erin and Ben Napier are longtime residents of Laurel, Mississippi and they wouldn’t have it any other way. Watch as they discuss their small-town life and how it led them to become the hosts of “Home Town.” The couple recently updated fans on their new HGTV spin-off show and how their family is coping with the pandemic.

Chrissy Metz on Faith, Prayer and Her Movie, 'Breakthrough' 
This Is Us star Chrissy Metz explains how love and kindness can bring families and communities together during tough times. While discussing her 2019 film, Breakthrough—based on the inspirational true story of a mother who relies on faith and prayer to bring her son back to life—the actress shared how faith plays a significant role in her own life. 

Behind the Scenes with Dolly Parton 
Country music legend Dolly Parton is a long-time friend of Guideposts, having graced the cover of our magazine four times throughout the years, so it’s no wonder our readers loved this exclusive video. Take a peek at our behind-the-scenes footage of the beloved star’s most recent Guideposts cover shoot. 

3 Ways to Overcome Loneliness 
Longtime Guideposts contributor, Roberta Messner, explains how she overcame loneliness during a time of illness and pain. Faith and prayer not only provided her with support, but also helped her connect to those around her. She’s now sharing tips for those who are currently struggling to overcome loneliness and isolation. 

A Pastor's Wife on Loving Her Husband Through His Recovery 
Deborah Beddoe faced many fears and insecurities as her husband of 27 years struggled with prescription drug addiction. Watch as she shares the secrets to overcoming worries and loving someone through the process of recovery. 

Genelle Guzman-McMillan on Surviving the September 11th Attack in NYC 
Genelle Guzman-McMillan was the last survivor pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. She credits the grace of God for her survival and now sees that life-changing experience as the reason behind her renewed faith.

Dolly Parton: Keep on Dreaming 
Beloved singer and actor Dolly Parton offers tips on how to reach your dreams. The legendary performer, who has achieved her share of dreams and goals, explains how a wish differs from a dream and what it takes to make your dreams come true. 

A Message of Hope from Debbie Macomber: God's Got This 
Best-selling author, Debbie Macomber, offers a message of hope to those who are fearful and worried during the pandemic. She reminds us, via the words of the Lord’s prayer, that God is protecting us and, with His glory and power, He will get us through these though times.

Max Lucado on 'How Happiness Happens' 
Pastor and best-selling author, Max Lucado, discusses his book, How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappoinment, and Unmet Expectations, in which he shares the path to lasting joy. Watch as he shares tips from his book in creating happiness in your day-to-day life through actions, thoughts and prayer. 

The 5 Essential Ingredients of Prayer 
Elizabeth Peale Allen, the youngest daughter of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Ruth Stafford Peale, offers five prayer tips to ensure its effectiveness and success. These powerful tips are also found in the Bible. 

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