Stories of Hope

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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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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Rick Hamlin

An Advent Message from Rick Hamlin: Be the Light in Someone's Life!

Rick reminds us that Jesus told us we were the light of the world, and during the Christmas season, small gestures allow us to be just that.

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Rick Hamlin

An Advent Message from Rick Hamlin: Christmas Is Coming!

Rick Hamlin reminds us that that in this time of waiting for a return to something like normal, a day of great celebration is just around the corner.

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Cecil Murphey at his home in Tucker, Georgia; photo by Michael A Schwarz

How a Pastor and Author Came to Terms with His Grief After Losing His Wife

A special gift helped Cecil Murphey accept his loss on the first Christmas in 58 years without his spouse.

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Sam Sifton cooking in his home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Photo by Stephen Speranza

Sharing Food and Faith During This Difficult Holiday Season

The acclaimed New York Times food editor offers five ways to celebrate the joy of Christmas—even from afar.  

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