Inspiring Stories

Author and pastor Max Lucado; photo © 2013 Robert Seale/All Rights Reserved

3 Questions: Max Lucado

The pastor and best-selling author shares inspiration for dealing with the many challenges of the the past year.

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Kristy Dewberry holds a photo of herself and Carol; photo by Shevaun Williams

She Still Feels the Presence of Her Departed Friend

Carol was her best friend, her spiritual mentor, her second mother. How could she go on without her?

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4th of July fireworks over NYC's East River

Keeping the Faith: As Bold as Fireworks

Guideposts’ Vice President of Ministries finds inspiration in Independence Day celebrations.

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Brianna Bell; photo by Evan Dion

Was She Suited to Be a Pastor's Wife?

She finally had the family she had always prayed for. Why wasn't she content?

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Jim Bolin in front of the World's Largest Rocking Chair; photo by Michael D. Tedesco

Greetings from Small-Town America: Casey, Illinois

From a giant mailbox to an oversized wind chime, this little Midwestern town has twelve things that are the largest in the world.

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Edward Grinnan on new Guideposts

Meet Your New, Reimagined Guideposts Magazine

Exciting times here with new features, columnists, photo essays and a magazine makeover.

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Edward Grinnan, Guideposts Editor in Chief

Guideposts Readers: Our Biggest Blessing and Inspiration

How your outpouring of care and support helps us make the world a better place through hope, faith and prayer.

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Authentic positivity

How to Find Optimism and Hope in the Darkest of Places

It’s called “tragic optimism,” and is a meaningful, positive response to real suffering in life.

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Eva Layton Lux; © 2021 Robert Seale/All Rights Reserved

Faith Carried Her Through Her First Bodybuilding Competition

The twice-divorced grandmother discovered she was a beloved child of God.

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John Haney with a photo of his grandmother; photo by Natalia Weedy

His Grandmother Held Fast to Her Faith and Her Family

The 98-year-old was isolated during the pandemic. But prayer and her positive attitude carried her—and her grandson—through.

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Raylene Nickel and her farmer friends, Sam and Tony; photo by Kristine Rau

A Farmer Mentors the Next Generation

Amid the struggles of rural America, a lifelong farmer sees signs of renewal.

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Sasha Corbett with some of her handicapped rescue dogs: Rosalie, Tipsy and Lana

A Look Inside the Misfit Ranch

Where all dogs are welcome, especially the ones that are broken and scared.

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Sonia Perry pets a cheetah

32-Year-Old Conservationist Embarks on a Journey to Save Animals

Sonia Perry left New York City for the savanna to fulfill a lifelong dream of working with animals.

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Guideposts Contributing Editor Rick Hamlin

A Message of Hope from Rick Hamlin: Love Conquers Fear

Guideposts contributing editor Rick Hamlin explores the challenge that awaits us as we slowly emerge from the pandemic: conquering the fear that we've all felt for more than a year.

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