covid-inspiration

Freedom
Stories of Hope

How Passover Helps Us Emerge from Life’s ‘Narrow Straits’

Coming through a tight place into the openness of freedom is a story for the ages—and for our time.

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Spring wreath
Positive Living

3 Fun, Easy Ways to Decorate Your Front Door for Spring

A little color brings a fresh new look to your home.

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Kristy Dewberry
Marriage

Marriage Lessons Learned During the Pandemic

Kristy Dewberry reveals how spending so much time at home with her husband because of Covid-19 changed her outlook regarding her marriage.

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A woman talking to a loved one via video call; Getty Images
Advice for Caregivers

5 Tips for Better Virtual Connection with Your Loved One

When Covid-19 restrictions keep you apart, try making the most of other forms of communication.

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Dolly Parton
Health and Wellness

A Million Thanks to Dolly Parton

This great friend of Guideposts is decidedly not a “chicken squat.” She celebrates and gets her shot!

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Mental health
Life Advice

Why We Should Make Our Mental Health a Top Priority

Everyone—everyone—is having a hard time during the pandemic. Let’s take that as permission to focus on what nurtures our emotional well-being.

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Bill Hanisch in his bakery; photo courtesy Bill Hanisch
People Helping People

This Baker Made Cakes for Graduating Seniors During the Pandemic

Bill Hanisch, better known as the Bunman, wanted to help the high school seniors feel special.

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Shamrocks in various windows; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Feeling Lucky

How a neighborhood shamrock hunt brought their community closer on St. Patrick’s Day during the pandemic.

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An artist's rendering of a vintage sewing machine with wings; Illustration by Dan Bransfield
Angels

How Her Grandmother’s Vintage Sewing Machine Came to the Rescue

Remembering her grandmother’s loving spirit, she sewed more than 100 masks for staff at a local hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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An artist's rendering of a goshawk in flight; Illustration by Christina Wald
Angels

This Heaven-Sent Bird Eased Her Worries

The rare Goshawk helped her rediscover the joys of nature—and distracted her from her Covid-19 anxiety.  

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