Addiction and Recovery, Family Stories

Rick Hamlin with his father's Bible; photo by Jim Anness
Power of Prayer

A Handwritten Prayer Gave Him a Deeper Understanding of His Late Father

He thought he knew his father well: his devotion to family, his solid faith. A slip of paper in a forgotten Bible revealed more.

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Devotions for Women

How to Overcome Your Shortcomings

A little humor can change your whole perspective.

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Colleen Radke and daughter Wynn; photo courtesy Colleen Radke
Stories of Hope

Waterfalls and Mother Nature Restored the Spirits of a Mom and Daughter

Colleen Radke shares how a difficult divorce and the trials brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic inspired her to get back to nature with her five-year-old daughter.

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Stories of Hope

Watch Guideposts’ Top Videos of 2020

Prayer tips, personal stories and inspirational messages were popular amongst our readers throughout the year.

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An artist's rendering of sewing materials; Illustration by Miyuki Sakai
Angels

Her Care Packages Comforted These Vietnam Veterans on Valentine’s Day

A Vietnam vet struggling with addiction was inspired by a simple gift of sewing kits.

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Illustration by Dawn Cooper
God's Grace

A Mysterious Note of Encouragement from a Child Gave Her Hope

Her son was struggling with alcohol addiction; the message reminded her that he was in God’s hands.

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Illustration by Tanguy Jestin
Angels

How The Beach Boys Saved Their Christmas Spirit

This family was struggling in snowy Wisconsin. But the upbeat music from the California band helped turn things around.

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Jill Suttie; photo courtesy Jill Suttie
Addiction and Recovery

Forgiving Her Alcoholic Father Helped Her Feel Whole

Her father was trying to make amends, but could she forgive him for his emotional abuse during her childhood?

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Stephen Grant with his sons Christopher and Kelly
Inspiring Stories

How This Father Found Hope After Losing Both Sons to Addiction

Stephen Grant turned his grief into action and has dedicated himself to helping people fight substance abuse.

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Healing

A Miracle Healed Roberta Messner of Pain and Addiction

After decades of coping with an incurable disease and a reliance on opioids, her suffering ended almost overnight.

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