Stories of Hope

During difficult times, stories of hope help sustain and inspire us to never give up.

A lone Christmas tree with bright lights in the middle of a snowy forest a night.
Stories of Hope

7 Things Christmas Teaches Us About Hope

No matter what challenges you face, Christmas offers powerful symbols of hope.

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Hanukkah candles
Inspiring Stories

Hanukkah: The Long Reach of a Small Light

As Hanukkah begins, what will you kindle in your life?

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An artist's rendering of Indiana Jones gazing down from the edge of a cliff
God's Grace

How Indiana Jones Helped to Preserve Her Sobriety

A month into her sobriety, she was experiencing a craving for alcohol she feared she couldn't overcome—until a forgotten scene from an action movie pulled her through.

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Alissa Parker lost her six-year-old daughter Emilie in the Sandy Hook shooting.
Stories of Hope

A Sandy Hook Mother Learns to Give Her Grief to God

She lost her daughter in the Newtown school shooting and struggled to cope with her grief, but giving control to God helped her begin the healing process.

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Planting bulbs
Positive Living

How Planting Bulbs Is 'the Work of Hope'

One of the last fall garden tasks is to tuck spring bulbs into the ground, sowing hope for a sweet, colorful spring ahead.

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Edward Grinnan, editor-in-chief of Guideposts
Addiction and Recovery

First and Last: Edward Grinnan on Moving from Hopeless to Hopeful

Edward Grinnan, Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief and author of The Promise of Hope, recalls his first drink and his last and discusses the difference sobriety has made in his life.

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A woman undergoes an MRI examination
Stories of Hope

She Had Claustrophobia, So How Could She Handle an MRI?

Small spaces terrified her. What would help her find peace instead of panic?

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Oprah's Gospel Brunch
Finding Life Purpose

Inside Oprah's 'Super Soul' Gospel Brunch

The TV legend invited Guideposts to cover her star-studded, spirit-filled event and book launch party for The Wisdom of Sundays at her California home.

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Darryl "The Miracle Man" Perry
Life After Death

'The Miracle Man' Who Went to Heaven and Came Back

Doctors couldn't explain how Darryl "The Miracle Man" Perry came back to life. But he knew it was all God's doing.

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Lisa Patterson overcame illiteracy as an adult
Living Longer, Living Better

She Overcame Adult Illiteracy and Changed Her Life

A mother and grandmother takes the courageous step to improve her limited reading and spelling skills and reclaims her life in the process.

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