Inspiring Stories

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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Actor William Gargan

Guideposts Classics: William Gargan on the Blessings of Acceptance

In this story from May 1963, actor William Gargan, who amassed over 100 film credits over 30 years, shares how a cancer diagnosis ended his career but gave him a new purpose.

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How to Talk to Strangers about Your Faith

Two leading pastors agree: talk less and listen more.

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Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial site in western Pennsylvania

Remembering Flight 93 and the Heroes of 9/11

As the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks nears, one nonprofit is finding an inspiring way to honor the heroes whose plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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Rescued harbor seals Billy (left) and Gracie

How Two Blind Seals Gave Her the Hope She Needed

She was drawn to the rescued animals for a reason she didn’t understand.

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Edward Grinnan on finding a career

How ‘Just a Job’ Turned into a Career and a Relationship with God

With a life in shambles, one mysterious moment changes everything.

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Rafer Johnson at 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles

We All Carry the Torch—And Can Pass It Along

A 1984 Olympics memory reinforces how we can step out, illuminated by faith, and shine a light for others.

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An 1880 Juneteenth celebration, with Rev. Jack Yates at far left; public domain

Juneteenth: 5 Things to Know About Our New Federal Holiday

Juneteenth, an observance that began more than 150 years ago in the African American community, is an occasion all freedom-loving Americans will now honor.

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Never give up on your dreams

How to Make Your Hopes and Dreams Come True

There are thousands of reasons to think we have to give up on a dream. But there is still a way.

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Emerging with hope post-pandemic

How to Emerge with Hope After a Pandemic Year

A small family of birds mirrors the emotional journey of stepping back into life after COVID.

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Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School: Why It’s a Summer Tradition

Here are ways you can bring biblical stories alive for your kids.

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Gathering storm clouds over a house; photo credit: Getty Images

Caught in a Tornado, a Heavenly Voice Reassured Her

A sudden twister threatened her and her grandson. But prayer bolstered her faith in the midst of the terrifying chaos.

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Katie Brown; photo courtesy Katie Brown

Everyday Blessings: Childlike Wonder

The home and gardening TV personality receives a gentle reminder from her daughter to slow down and take in God’s wonders.  

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