Hope

In learning to deal with Parkinson's, Emmett Diggs returned to his first athletic love: Boxing.
Living Longer, Living Better

How Boxing Helped Him Cope with Parkinson's Disease

A retired pastor who gave up boxing more than half a century earlier puts up his dukes once again with a new and unlikely foe in his sights: Parkinson’s.

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This Marine Veteran Aims to Scale the Seven Summits
Military Outreach Stories

This Marine Veteran Aims to Scale the Seven Summits

USMC Sergeant (Ret.) Kirstie Ennis, who suffered significant injuries while serving in Afghanistan, shares how the loss of her left leg has inspired her to keep pushing herself by summiting the tallest peaks on all seven continents.

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Guideposts Classics: Actress Marla Gibbs on Stepping Out in Faith
Stories of Faith

Guideposts Classics: Actress Marla Gibbs on Stepping Out in Faith

In this story from September 1989, the popular actress shares how she came to understand that when it comes to faith, the first step can be the toughest—and the most rewarding.

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Grant's Tomb
Stories of Hope

Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb?

Musings on the Civil War general's final resting place in New York City overlooking the Hudson River.

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Melba Pattillo Beals, civil rights icon and author of I Will Not Fear
Stories of Faith

Melba Pattillo Beals: The Faith and Courage of a Civil Rights Icon

Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who in 1957 enrolled at the previously all-white Little Rock Central High School, discusses her memoir of that time, I Will Not Fear.

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

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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Moods and emotions
Emotional and Mental Health

3 Ways Moods and Emotions Are Different

Understanding what distinguishes these two aspects of inner life can help us cultivate healthy, positive habits.

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Colleen Kelly Alexander
Inspiring Stories

Inspiring Stories from People Like Us

Some true stories of faith in action told by real people like you.

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Graduation
Life Advice

A Teacher's Graduation Gift

Inspiring students to connect with others, to listen, to inquire and to put humanity at the forefront as they begin the rest of their lives

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Weathering life's storms
Life Advice

The Good Things in Life's Storms

Just as in nature, a strong wind and rain can get rid of the debris in our lives and bring us closer to God.

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