Stories of Hope

Raylene Nickel and her farmer friends, Sam and Tony; photo by Kristine Rau

A Farmer Mentors the Next Generation

Amid the struggles of rural America, a lifelong farmer sees signs of renewal.

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John Haney with a photo of his grandmother; photo by Natalia Weedy

His Grandmother Held Fast to Her Faith and Her Family

The 98-year-old was isolated during the pandemic. But prayer and her positive attitude carried her—and her grandson—through.

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Guideposts Contributing Editor Rick Hamlin

A Message of Hope from Rick Hamlin: Love Conquers Fear

Guideposts contributing editor Rick Hamlin explores the challenge that awaits us as we slowly emerge from the pandemic: conquering the fear that we've all felt for more than a year.

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La Pieta; photo iStock/Getty Images Plus

A Grieving Mother Finds Comfort in the Face of Jesus

Could portraying Mary in a church Easter production finally bring her comfort?

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Mike Frezon with his vintage tin; photo by Roy Gumpel

How 80-Year-Old Hibiscus Seeds Reassured This Reluctant Retiree

The old tin had been hidden away for decades. Could the seeds still grow into plants?

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An artst's render of a heavenly hammock

A Cancer Patient Places Herself in His Comforting Hands

She received a sign of God’s protection right after waking up from another surgery.

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Lisa Casarez, founder of Angels of Grace; photo by Martin Kilmek

An Angelic Reunion Between Two Courageous Women

Because a strong woman once helped her, she became strong enough to help others

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Freedom

How Passover Helps Us Emerge from Life’s ‘Narrow Straits’

Coming through a tight place into the openness of freedom is a story for the ages—and for our time.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: Hope Restored

Guideposts' VP of Ministries celebrates the hope that accompanies Holy Week and its culmination, the joy of Easter.

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Jeremiah Braudrick

How C. S. Lewis's Words Restored His Faith

Military veteran Jeremiah Braudrick shares how encountering the works of author C. S. Lewis rejuvenated his dormant faith.

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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?

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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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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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