friends

Pastor Jim Powell (left) and Imam Kamil Mufti
Stories of Hope

A Christian Pastor and a Muslim Imam Find Friendship and Common Ground

When an evangelical church relocates next to a mosque, it provides an opportunity for people of different faiths to build bridges.

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Friends on the beach
Friends

The Blessing of Supportive Friends

A writer’s appreciation of all the encouragement she has received during her career.

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Baking cookies
Family

Where the Best Gifts Come From

Baking sweet treats for a friend brings on an appreciation of life’s blessings.

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Actress Brooks Shields
Caregiving

Guideposts Classics: Brooke Shields' 4 Tips for Helping a Friend Cope with Depression

In this story from August 2005, the actress, who lost a dear friend to suicide, shares the lessons she learned from that experience—and from her own struggle with depression.

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An artist's rendering of a woman gazing into a mirror at a loved one who shares her pain
God's Grace

Is It Possible to Feel Sympathy Pains?

Could a mysterious bond allow loved ones and even strangers to experience shared emotions or physical sensations?

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Jim Sherman with his friend, Nan
Friends

This Sight-Impaired Hero Entered a Fiery Apartment to Rescue His Neighbor

Out of work and visually impaired at age 54, Jim was starting to question his own worth. But his courage and faith guided him down a hero's path.

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Praying for others
Pray Effectively

5 Ways That I Pray for Others

A Guideposts editor offers his notes-to-self when it comes to honoring prayer requests.

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Good Deed Prayers

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Friendship
Friends

An Unexpected Angel Comes Right on Time

When a distraught military mom sent her son off to boot camp, just the right person showed up on her doorstep.

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The importance of making time for yourself
Health and Wellness

Take Care of Yourself First

You can’t keep pouring energy into your family if your physical and spiritual well is empty.

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