Stories of Hope

Kirstie Ennis stands atop a snow-covered mountain

This Marine Veteran Aims to Scale the Seven Summits

USMC Sergeant (Ret.) Kirstie Ennis, who suffered significant injuries while serving in Afghanistan, shares how the loss of her left leg has inspired her to keep pushing herself by summiting the tallest peaks on all seven continents.

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In learning to deal with Parkinson's, Emmett Diggs returned to his first athletic love: Boxing.

How Boxing Helped Him Cope with Parkinson's Disease

A retired pastor who gave up boxing more than half a century earlier puts up his dukes once again with a new and unlikely foe in his sights: Parkinson’s.

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Grant's Tomb

Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb?

Musings on the Civil War general's final resting place in New York City overlooking the Hudson River.

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Melba Pattillo Beals, civil rights icon and author of I Will Not Fear

Melba Pattillo Beals: The Faith and Courage of a Civil Rights Icon

Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who in 1957 enrolled at the previously all-white Little Rock Central High School, discusses her memoir of that time, I Will Not Fear.

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Actress Brooks Shields

Guideposts Classics: Brooke Shields' 4 Tips for Helping a Friend Cope with Depression

In this story from August 2005, the actress, who lost a dear friend to suicide, shares the lessons she learned from that experience—and from her own struggle with depression.

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Colleen Kelly Alexander

How She Recovered from a Catastrophic Accident

Crushed under a truck, she  feared she would never walk again, but she learned to overcome the pain.

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6 Life Lessons from Injuries

6 Life Lessons from Injuries

Colleen Kelly Alexander was in a horrific accident that left her in pain so intense she thought she would never recover. But recover she did. Now she's strong enough to bike, run, swim and even compete in triathlons. 

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Shella Gillus talks about Faith and the Underground Railroad

An Author Is Inspired by the Underground Railroad

How the compelling history of the Underground Railroad inspired this writer—and a new series from Guideposts Books. Order your copy of Secrets of Wayfarers Inn!

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Marilyn Turk

#MeToo: She Found Renewed Strength in Sharing Her Story of Sexual Harassment

After witnessing a client behaving inappropriately with her young colleague, she knew the time had come to share her story of a similarly harrowing experience.

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“Our readers can help us all love more and hate less,” says John Temple, here with his family.

A Message from Guideposts President and CEO John Temple

John Temple, President and CEO of Guideposts, introduces himself to the Guideposts community and explains how working for Guideposts is a kind of homecoming.

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Dancer, singer and actress Ann Reinking

How Ann Reinking Helped Her Son with Marfan Syndrome Feel Accepted

As a child, dancer, singer and actress Ann Reinking found comfort and inspiration at church, but would her new congregation in New York City be willing to accept her son for who he was?

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A portrait of Marcia Gay Harden in front of green scenery.

Marcia Gay Harden on Coping with Her Mother's Alzheimer's

All her life, her mother helped pave the way for her success. Now, as her mother battles Alzheimer's, Marcia Gay Harden offers her love and support.

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