Encouragement

Eric Motley
Friends

How His Small-Town Neighbors Helped Him Succeed

The support of family and friends in a small town led him to an impressive career, but he never forgot them—or the values they taught him.

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How Vision Boards Help You Live a More Purposeful Life
Finding Life Purpose

How Vision Boards Help You Live a More Purposeful Life

Here are 3 ways vision boards help you tap into your God-given purpose.

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Guideposts Classics: Denzel Washington, Inspired to Be Great
Motivational Stories

Guideposts Classics: Denzel Washington, Inspired to Be Great

In this story from January 2007, the two-time Academy Award winner discusses the vital role parents, teachers, coaches and role models played in his life.

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Rocket engineer Tiera Guinn Fletcher
Finding Life Purpose

A Rocket Scientist at 22, Tiera Guinn Fletcher Is Grateful

Tiera Guinn Fletcher is very accomplished, becoming a rocket engineer as part of NASA's space program at the young age of 22, but she readily acknowledges the people who helped her to achieve her dreams.

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An artist's rendering of a care box from church
People Helping People

Someone Cares: School Ties

A Virginia congregation finds a way to keep ministering to its young people even after they've gone off to college.

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two senior women painting
Living Longer, Living Better

How to Set New Life Goals After Retirement

In this excerpt from best-selling author Julia Cameron's book, It's Never Too Late to Begin Again, she shares how to break out of a routine and reignite a sense of adventure.

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Actor James Earl Jones
Movies and TV

Guideposts Classics: James Earl Jones on the Importance of Mentoring

In this story from November 1993, the award-winning actor pays tribute to the teacher who helped him find his voice as an actor.

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5 Tips to Deal with a Chronic Illness Diagnosis
Coping With Illness

5 Tips to Deal with a Chronic Illness Diagnosis

A life-changing diagnosis can be daunting. These tips will help you come up with a health plan.

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