Inspiration

Edwina Perkins; photo by Grant Halverson

A Kenyan Christmas: Hot Weather, Elaborate Costumes and a Live Elephant

The family was on a mission trip in Africa for the holidays. Could they find joy and embrace new traditions so far from home?

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Roberta Messner at the nail salon; photo by Scott Goldsmith

The Manicurist Who Changed Her Life

Annie gave her gorgeous red nails. But it was the profound advice she offered that helped the author change her entire outlook on life.

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Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth; photo by Larsen&Talbert

Kristin Chenoweth: The Gift That Taught Her the Meaning of Christmas

As a teen, the award-winning actress and singer wanted Gloria Vanderbilt jeans, but the gift she received instead proved to be much more meaningful.

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A woman running uphill; photo: Getty Images

A Heaven-Sent Text Message Gave Her a Second Wind

She had never run an intense Ragnar Relay trail race before. She wasn’t sure she could do it—then she received an unexpected Bible verse.

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A child dressed as an angel for a Christmas pageant; Getty Images

Everyday Blessings: Let Kids Shine

Lifestyle expert Katie Brown shares how her church’s Christmas pageant helped some kids excel in unexpected ways.

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Jen Owens (left), founder of Forai, a faith-based nonprofit; photo courtesy Jen Owens

Everyday Greatness: Helping Immigrant Women Find Their Way

Jen Owens started a faith-based organization in St. Louis that employees female refugees and immigrants.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keeping the Faith: Navigating a Spiritual Winter

Guideposts’ Vice President of Ministries reminds us that we all experience times of spiritual darkness. But keep listening for God: your faith will flourish again.  

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Scorched trees following a fire

Mysterious Ways: Rising from the Ashes

A raging wildfire had destroyed her home and possessions, but a scrap of charred paper served to bolster her faith when she needed it most.

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Kathy and Lori; Photo credit: Lori Sciame

How This Long-Lost Book Brought Divine Comfort

Inscribed with a cherished handwritten message, the book brought peace and strengthened a friendship.

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Photo credit: DAVID COLE/ALAMY

3 Divine Signs from Beyond at Christmas

Christmas messages from beyond that brought comfort and peace during the holiday season.

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An illustration of a bird on a farm; ILLUSTRATION BY CHRIS BUZZELLI

How This Mysterious Visitor Changed a Farmer's Outlook on Life

A small bird kept him company and gave him motivating reassurance as he did the fieldwork.

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A snowy road from a car's dashboard view; Getty Images/iStock Photo

How Mysterious Tracks Gave Her Hope in a Snowstorm

After her cell phone lost service in the midst of a blizzard, she started to follow peculiar headlights hoping to find a way out...

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The painting that hangs in Betty Meisner's kitchen; Photo credit: Betty Meisner

Would Her Prayer for a New Home Be Answered?

She searched for a kitchen window view, and looked to God to guide her.

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Hands together; Getty Images/iStock Photo

A Divine Nudge Healed This Mother-Daughter Relationship

How an inexplicable urge to return to her hometown mended her difficult relationship with her mother.

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