Inspiration

Snowman

The Gift of a Giant Snowman

A surprising delight in late winter in the middle of New York City’s Central Park

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A cruise ship with A long-stemmed Rose and 'A'Rosa Donna' imprinted on the side.

A Special Mother's Day Rose

After reading a surprising message on her cruise ship, she immediately remembered her thoughtful daughter.

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10 Inspiring Quotes from Rumi

10 Inspiring Quotes from Rumi

Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (1207 – 1273), popularly known as Rūmī, was a Sufi mystic born in what is now Afghanistan. He is one of the best-selling poets in the United States, writing more than 40,000 versesbout everything from love to death to the interior life. Rūmī believed that one’s relationship with the divine must be active. Instead of simply reciting poetry, he sang it while whirling in circles. This sacred tradition of meditative twirling inspired by Rūmī is still practiced by the Mevlevi Order—a Sufi group sometimes referred to as the Whirling Dervishes. Today, Rūmī’s quotes show up everywhere from pop songs to Pinterest, inspiring people of all faiths to join in the dance with the divine. Here are some of our favorites:

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A sleeping woman dreams

10 Tips for Receiving God’s Guidance While You Dream

Use prayer and practice to help you hear God while you sleep.

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Antoinette “Toni” Harris Wants to Be the First Female Player In The NFL

Antoinette “Toni” Harris Wants to Be the First Female Player In The NFL

The 22-year-old defensive back just made history as the first female player to receive a full football scholarship, and that's just the beginning. 

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Benefits of solving jigsaw puzzles

6 Surprising Benefits of Doing Jigsaw Puzzles

How puzzles can help you relax, improve your memory, bond with family and more.

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Corrie ten Boom

Guideposts Classics: Corrie ten Boom on Trusting in God

In this story from August 1976, the author of The Hiding Place recalls her watchmaker father’s timeless advice.

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Aysa Branch

Asya Branch's Mission to Inspire Children of Incarcerated Parents

Browse our gallery of photos of Asya Branch, Miss Mississippi 2018, who works with children of incarcerated parents.

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Father James Kurzynski, priest and hobby astronomer

Look to the Heavens: A Conversation with Father Kurzynski

We spoke to Father James Kurzynski, author, priest and hobby astronomer, about the mysteries of faith and the universe.

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4 Famous War Dogs: A Tribute to Canine Heroes

These canines served their country bravely—entertaining troops in hospitals, alerting soldiers and so much more.

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6 Life Lessons from an Old Log Cabin

6 Life Lessons from an Old Log Cabin

How renovating an old, rundown place ended up restoring her life after divorce

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A good egg

Being a Good Egg, Getting a Good Egg

A little reminder from the angels that a good deed can go a long way.

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