Inspiration

26 Days of Advent with Norman Vincent Peale
Stories of Hope

Advent, Day 2: The Mistake That Proved a Blessing

On this, the second day of Advent, we share an inspiring story from Dr. Norman Vincent Peale about forgiveness and redemption at Christmastime.

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26 Days of Advent with Norman Vincent Peale
Stories of Hope

Advent, Day 1: How to Have Christmas in Your Soul

For the first day of Advent, here are 10 tips from Guideposts founder Norman Vincent Peale for experiencing spiritual growth during the Christmas season.

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Bryon Eggenschwiler's illustration of a young girl stepping into a book called L'Abri
God's Grace

The Book That Changed Her Life

She was separated from her copy of an inspiring book called L’Abri, but it never left her heart.

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Sam Sifton cooking in his home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Photo by Stephen Speranza
Stories of Hope

Sharing Food and Faith During This Difficult Holiday Season

The acclaimed New York Times food editor offers five ways to celebrate the joy of Christmas—even from afar.  

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Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn Star in Netflix's The Christmas Chronicles 2
Movies and TV

Netflix Debuts ‘The Christmas Chronicles 2,’ Starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn

The cast talk about blended families, believing in Santa and why this movie is so important right now.

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Overcoming negativity bias
Positive Living

How to Overcome the ‘Negativity Bias’

You’re not stuck in a half-empty glass if you recognize and work with your most challenging impulses.

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Gratitude helps with anxiety
Positive Living

How Gratitude Helps Us Cope with Anxiety

Giving thanks is a self-care tool we can use at any time.

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Inner rewards
Positive Living

How to Focus on Positive, Intrinsic Rewards

External rewards (like a brownie!) don’t always meet the moment when you are building a positive life from within.

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An artist's rendering of various mystics; Illustrations by John Jay Cabuay
Miracles

Historical Figures and Their Divine Experiences

From Christian mystics, to saints, to authors and activists, here are stories of people whose divine experiences—and inspiring legacies—point to a hidden heavenly hand at work in our world.

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Fun games at home
Positive Living

Home Alone? Four Fun Games, No Screens Required

Solitude doesn’t have to be lonely. Leave the electronic realm behind and try some of these engaging activities.

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