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Author Marion Bond West at her window (Photo by Michael  A. Schwarz)

The Best of Author Marion Bond West

Read some of our favorite stories from the popular Guideposts magazine contributing editor.

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Author Beverly Cleary; photo by San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images

How Beloved Children’s Book Author Beverly Cleary Inspired This Writer

The passing of the award-winning author reminded Ginger Rue of how important it is to see the world through a child’s eye.

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Faith rooted within

How Our Faith Is Rooted Within Us

Just as we grow up speaking in a certain way, God gives us a spiritual accent as well.

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Pastor Mark Batterson; Photo courtesy: Mark Batterson

7 Daily Habits to Reach Your God-Sized Goals

In his new book Win the Day, pastor and best-selling author Mark Batterson shares how to stress less—and make the most of each day.  

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La Pieta; photo iStock/Getty Images Plus

A Grieving Mother Finds Comfort in the Face of Jesus

Could portraying Mary in a church Easter production finally bring her comfort?

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Mike Frezon with his vintage tin; photo by Roy Gumpel

How 80-Year-Old Hibiscus Seeds Reassured This Reluctant Retiree

The old tin had been hidden away for decades. Could the seeds still grow into plants?

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An artst's render of a heavenly hammock

A Cancer Patient Places Herself in His Comforting Hands

She received a sign of God’s protection right after waking up from another surgery.

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Jeremiah Braudrick; photo by Shevaun Williams

The Words of C. S. Lewis Helped Him Reclaim His Faith

How the beloved author of The Chronicles of Narnia helped a struggling veteran-turned pastor realize that God forgave him.  

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Lisa Casarez, founder of Angels of Grace; photo by Martin Kilmek

An Angelic Reunion Between Two Courageous Women

Because a strong woman once helped her, she became strong enough to help others

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Freedom

How Passover Helps Us Emerge from Life’s ‘Narrow Straits’

Coming through a tight place into the openness of freedom is a story for the ages—and for our time.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: Hope Restored

Guideposts' VP of Ministries celebrates the hope that accompanies Holy Week and its culmination, the joy of Easter.

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Rick Hamlin

How His Father's Prayer Helped Him Cope with Grief

Rick Hamlin shares a prayer his father wrote that Rick discovered in the days following his father's death.

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Jeremiah Braudrick

How C. S. Lewis's Words Restored His Faith

Military veteran Jeremiah Braudrick shares how encountering the works of author C. S. Lewis rejuvenated his dormant faith.

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Roger Mudd

Remembering an Act of Kindness from Roger Mudd

How the great network news anchor helped a cub reporter feel not so clumsy.

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