God's Grace

Sunshine streams through beech trees in bluebell woods of Oxfordshire.

The Big Question: Is Doubt Necessary for Spiritual Growth?

For hundreds of years, writers, theologians and philosophers have mulled over this question— and many believe that moments of doubt lead us to a greater understanding of our faith. Here are a few thoughts on how questioning can foster a deeper connection with God…

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Guideposts staffer Andrew Kessler shares insights on how to find "thin places"—rare sacred spaces where the veil between this world and the next is thin.

Between Heaven and Earth: How to Find a Thin Place

Guideposts staffer Andrew Kessel shares insights on how to find "thin places"—rare sacred spaces where the veil between this world and the next is thin.

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How a Near-Death Experience Changed Her Perspective

After a heart attack, she saw prayers surrounding her

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Patrick in his fatigues holding flowers.

What Did Her Recurring Dream Mean?

Her son had died in Iraq, but in her dreams he tried to tell her something

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The Prophecy That Foretold Denzel Washington's Path

A mysterious woman in his mother's beauty parlor had a premonition that he will never forget.

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Looking for a miracle

What Happens If You Look for a Miracle?

 If you don’t pay attention, you can go through life missing God's wonders

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Miracles happen all the time.

Yes, Miracles Really Do Happen Every Day

How a seemingly minor decision led to a life being saved.

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The Miracle That Saved His Son from Death

While he was experiencing a vision that let him know his son was in trouble, his son was rescued by an invisible hand at his back.

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Jim returns to the site of his miraculous rescue

Bubba's Miraculous Encounter with God

A freak accident left him convinced he was going to die, but as he lay by the side of a country road awaiting the end, a figure bathed in bright light brought him new hope.

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The Thunderstorm That Helped a Cowboy Woo His Lady

He'd spent years pursuing the girl of his dreams to no avail, but when Mother Nature lent a hand, he finally got the answer he'd hoped for.

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Virgin Mary Church in Zeitoun, Egypt.

When the Virgin Mary Appeared in Zeitoun, Egypt

For centuries, the divine has communicated with human beings through visions. One of the most prominent figures in these miraculous sightings is Mary, the mother of Jesus. When she does appear, it’s usually to one person, like in Guadalupe, or just a few, like the children who saw her in Lourdes. Those instances are easily dismissed by skeptics as mere hallucination, mass hysteria or schemes for attention. But what happens when hundreds of people see the same vision? Thousands? A million? That’s what happened in Cairo, Egypt, some 50 years ago…

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The Big Question: How Do You Know It's God?

Thinkers, authors and clergypersons tackle the big question: How do you know if God is speaking to you in a dream, vision or response to prayer?

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