Inspiring Stories

Apollo 8 astronauts James Lovell, William Anders and Frank Borman (from left)

Merry Christmas from the Moon: An Inspiring Message of Hope and Faith

On December 24, 1968, the crew of Apollo 8, while orbiting the moon, shared an inspiring Christmas message with the world.

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A Guideposts staffer shares a Christmas memory

Guideposts Staffers Share What Christmas Means to Them

Four Guideposts staffers read from Guideposts' The Joys of Christmas 2018 and share their favorite memories of the season.

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Hanukkah candles

How Hanukkah Teaches Us to Cast the World in Positive Light

The “Festival of Lights” builds from darkness into bright beauty.

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Smiling at a store clerk

Simple Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer

A kind word, a smile or simply listening may deliver a message of love and grace to those in need.

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The bread of life

Unexpectedly Finding the Bread of Life

A Sunday afternoon full of good art, good food and revelations of Jesus.

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Wax Buffalo candle creator Alicia with her kids [from left]: Navy, Oxley and Satchel

Her Grandmother's Love of Candles Inspired Her to Launch a Business

She lost her job just when her baby needed surgery, but her grandmother gave her hope.

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Alicia Reisinger, founder and owner of the candle company Wax Buffalo

Alicia Reisinger on How Her Grandmother Inspired Her to Aim High

Listen as the founder and owner of the candle company Wax Buffalo shares how her fierce, faithful grandmother inspired her to pursue her dreams.

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O Holy Night, based on the Advent Nativity Pattern by Paper Panache. Quilted by Ramona Sorenson, designed by Lisa Robison.

The Christmas Story Told in Quilts

Enjoy this read-aloud feature of The Christmas Story through beautiful, intricate quilts that illustrate the Holy nativity scenes.

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Memorial service

Showing Love in a Crisis

When the news is overwhelming, God’s goodness still emerges.

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Writing a thank you note

The Surprise Blessings of Thank-You Notes

When you have to write one, you may be stumped. But then you’ll discover that expressing gratitude is infectious.

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An illustrated Advent calendar made of felt

10 Things You Might Not Know About Advent Calendars

From its humble origins, the Advent calendar has become one of the Christmas season's most beloved traditions. Here's how that came about...

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Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa TerKeurst: How Disappointment Taught Her to Trust God

Her new book It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way offers a raw look into TerKeurst’s struggles with cancer, infidelity and trusting God in the darkest times.

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