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Poet Jacqueline Suskin; photo by James Adam Taylor

Finding the Poetry in Everyday Life

A professional poet provides tips on healing your life by adopting a poetic mindset.

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Pastor Derrick Shields, pastor at Christ Community Church. Credit: Michael A. Schwarz

Diversity Has Strengthened the Bonds of This Pastor's Congregation

In the heart of the South, a church does the hard work of racial reconciliation

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Guideposts editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan; photo by Amy Etra

Positive Space: A Message from Guideposts' Edward Grinnan

Our Editor-in-Chief introduces readers to Guideposts’ fresh new look. But it’s not just the magazine that’s heading in a positive new direction.  

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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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Rick Hamlin

A Message of Hope from Rick Hamlin: A Place to Pray

Rick reminds us that having a special place to pray daily can bring its own unique rewards.

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Rick Hamlin

A Message of Hope from Rick Hamlin: The Solace of Silence

Rick Hamlin encourages us to take time to block out the noise and center ourselves in silence.

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Martin Luther King Jr. listening at a meeting of the SCLC staff at an Atlanta restaurant

How Martin Luther King, Jr., Found Redemptive Love Out of Anger

King’s legacy includes the full range of human emotions, and how they can be channeled into meaningful and positive change.

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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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Gracie and Edward in the woods

The Powerful Stories That Bring Us Together

How people overcome differences and reach common ground.

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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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Praying with hope for the new year

Praying with Hope for the New Year

Are goodness and blessings beyond our imagining about to burst over the horizon?

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