Inspiring Stories

Col. Christopher Whelan; photo by Scott Goldsmith

How He Helps to Keep the Legacy of Flight 93 Alive

An Army officer remembers a beloved family member and the other 39 heroes who died in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001.

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George Turner, Jr.; photo by Dan MacMedan

God Blessed This Bike Shop Owner with a New Path

He was sure the pandemic would spell the end of his struggling bicycle shop. His pastor—and the Man Upstairs—had other ideas.

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Rebecca Benjamin and her husband, Mike; photo by Shannon Thompson

A Mountaintop Rescue Came Together with God's Help

She'd reached her goal of 46 Adirondack peaks in four months, but her husband broke his leg in the descent. How could she get him safely down the mountain?

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Elizbeth Sherrill; photo by Shawn G. Henry

Elizabeth Sherrill: 70 Years a Guideposts Icon

This longtime contributor's life as a writer has been a journey that became the very soul of this magazine.

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Heather Henry and her son Tim;  photo by Jim Graham

How an Art Class Gave This Worried Mom Hope

She feared her son would never overcome his drug addiction—until she received divine assurance.

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Journey's Jonathan Cain

Don’t Stop Believin’

A rock song that has inspired millions for decades sprang from a bit of fatherly advice.

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Pastor and best-selling author Mark Batterson; photo courtesy Mark Batterson

3 Questions: Mark Batterson

The pastor and best-selling author discusses how habits impact our spiritual life, the power of prayer and the importance of forgiveness.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries; photo by Todd Plitt

Keeping the Faith: Wandering the Desert

Guideposts’ Vice President of Ministries finds inspiration in a long stroll on a beach.

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Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix

4 Inspiring Female Athletes Competing in the Tokyo Olympics

As the 2021 Tokyo Olympics kicks off, these talented athletes are serving as inspiration both on and off the field. 

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Phoebe Kilby and Betty Ann Kilby Fisher Baldwin

Two Cousins Who Both Descend from a Slave Owner on Faith and Healing

Phoebe Kilby and Betty Ann Kilby Fisher Baldwin reveal how their unlikely discovery that they were cousins helped Phoebe grasp more fully the marks racism and slavery have left and Betty to more fully embrace the practice of forgiveness.

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Harry Connick Jr.; video shot by Larsen&Talbert

Harry Connick Jr. on His Album, 'Alone with My Faith'

The acclaimed musician shares how the challenges and sorrows of the pandemic rejuvenated his faith and inspired his new album, "Alone with My Faith."

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Heavy metal barbell on the floor

Inspiring 78-Year-Old Grandmother Sets Lifting World Record

The powerlifting champion hopes to encourage others to get active, no matter their age. 

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Elizabeth Sherrill with her husband, John (photo by Shawn G. Henry)

10 Inspiring Articles and Books by Elizabeth Sherrill

Dive into the remarkable faith-filled stories of the beloved Guideposts writer.

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Actor Pat O'Brien

Guideposts Classics: Pat O'Brien on Being Guided by Faith

In this story from May 1949, award-winning actor Pat O’Brien shares the role that faith played in his marriage, his life and his career.

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