Inspiring Stories

Rescuers form a human chain in dangerous water

They Formed a Human Chain and Saved Nine People from Drowning

An evening on the beach took a dramatic turn when a riptide put a family at risk.

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Author and motivational speaker Trent Shelton

Trent Shelton: How Failure Inspired Him to Find a New Purpose

When he didn't achieve his NFL dreams, he had to forge a new path to success and contentment—helping others in the process.

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Author and motivational speaker Trent Shelton

August 2019 Cover Star Trent Shelton Greets Guideposts Readers

Author and motivational speaker Trent Shelton shares his story in the August 2019 issue of Guideposts. Watch our exclusive video interview with him!

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Church and happiness

7 Ways Church Can Make You Happier

What is it about regular church attendance that is so crucial to one’s well-being?

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Author and motivational speaker Trent Shelton

Trent Shelton on the Secret to True Wellness

In this series of videos, the former NFL player, motivational speaker and author of The Greatest You gets real about his faith, his failures and how he tapped both to discover his life's purpose. 

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Carol Garsee riding her bike on Dog Beach in San Diego, California.

The 77-Year-Old Breast Cancer Survivor Who Biked Across the Country

Cancer survivor Carol Zemola Garsee, 77, shares highlights of her bike trip across the country.

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Finding meaning in grief

How to Use Personal Hardships to Help Others

When we face adversity, we have a choice. We can give up or turn our situation into something meaningful.

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Millennial Choir & Orchestra

Choir Shines Bright During New York City Blackout

During a power outage, one choir took their show from Carnegie Hall to the streets of Manhattan. 

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Neil Armstrong, Apollo XI

Guideposts Classics: Neil Armstrong's Mother on Her Son's Love of Flying

In this Guideposts story from February 1970, Mrs. Stephen Armstrong shares how her son's faith helped her accept his decision to fly.

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A scene from the Atlantic Theatre Company's production of 'The Secret Life of Bees'

How Worship Comes Alive in ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ Musical

Inspiration springs from the stage in the new show based on Sue Monk Kidd’s best-selling novel.

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The Apollo 11 crew (l to r): Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin

Apollo 11: Celebrating Communion on the Moon

Before he and Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon's surface during the Apollo 11 moon landing, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin celebrated communion in the lunar module.

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Lee Iacocca in 1984

Guideposts Classics: Lee Iacocca on the Blessings of Freedom

In this story from September 1985, Lee Iacocca, bestselling author and former chairman of both the Ford Motor Company and the Chrysler Corporation, recalls how his immigrant parents survived tough times through hard work and faith.

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