Stories of Hope

Col. Kathy Platoni, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Her Traumatic Experiences Help Her Treat Those with PTSD

This clinical psychologist was personally involved with two mass shootings: Fort Hood in 2009 and Dayton in 2019.

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Wanda Rosseland

Wanda Rosseland's Life on a Montana Farm

In this series of videos, longtime Guideposts contributor Wanda Rosseland looks back at the many years she's spent on a Montana farm and recalls her faith and her friends helped her deal with her husband's death.

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Wanda Rosseland

Wanda Rosseland: The Angels Were Here

When Wanda Rosseland’s husband, Milton, passed away, she realized feathers were God’s way of telling her He was there.

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Wanda Rosseland

Wanda Rosseland: Helping Those Who Have Lost a Spouse

Wanda Rosseland describes how the Bible and simple, kind gestures from others helped her cope with the death of her husband of more than 45 years.

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Chester Gould, creator of the comic strip Dick Tracy

Guideposts Classics: Chester Gould on the Value of Persistence

The comic strip Dick Tracy made its debut on October 4th, 1931. Here's a story his creator wrote for Guideposts in April, 1976.

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Jeannie and Jim with their kids, Marre, Jack, Michael, Patrick and Katie

Jeannie Gaffigan: Life Lessons After a Brain Tumor Diagnosis

The wife of comic Jim Gaffigan and busy mom of five changed her priorities following a health crisis.

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Oscar winner Ralph Bellamy

Guideposts Classics: Ralph Bellamy on Sharing God's Gifts

In this story from June 1988, the Oscar-winning actor reminds us that our actions can, even when we don't know it, touch the lives of others.

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Brian today, with some of his instruments

His Wife Led Him Back to His First Love—Music

Years after he'd given up his musical career, the gift of a piano put him back on track. 

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Veteran and long-distance runner Micah Herndon

This Veteran Ran the Boston Marathon to Honor His Fallen Comrades

Struggling with PTSD and survivor's guilt, Micah Herndon found running eased his pain.

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Mark and new Weimaraner Hazel on the bench he made

A Cancer Survivor Creates an Oasis in the Woods

He built a bench and made a special spot to inspire others going through tough times. 

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Creek where Lou Dean spent her childhood

A Collection of Lou Dean Stories

Enjoy this selection of inspiring stories by Lou Dean.

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Marine veteran Micah Herndon

For This Marine Veteran, Running Is Therapy

In this series of videos, Micah Herndon, who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, shares how long-distance running has helped him in dealing with PTSD and survivor's guilt.

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