Inspiration

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Stories of Faith

Everyday Blessings: Childlike Wonder

The home and gardening TV personality receives a gentle reminder from her daughter to slow down and take in God’s wonders.  

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Travel

Greetings from Small-Town America: Casey, Illinois

From a giant mailbox to an oversized wind chime, this little Midwestern town has twelve things that are the largest in the world.

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Author and pastor Max Lucado; photo © 2013 Robert Seale/All Rights Reserved
Stories of Faith

3 Questions: Max Lucado

The pastor and best-selling author shares inspiration for dealing with the many challenges of the the past year.

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Music

The Story Behind 'A Spoonful of Sugar'

Songwriters often admit that their inspiration comes from small, everyday moments. Here’s the sweet story of the famous Mary Poppins song.

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4th of July fireworks over NYC's East River
Stories of Faith

Keeping the Faith: As Bold as Fireworks

Guideposts’ Vice President of Ministries finds inspiration in Independence Day celebrations.

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Positive Living

The Art of the Apology

Take responsibility, be real, and other tips to turn saying “I’m sorry” into a meaningful conversation.

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Janet Paige Smith with her son, Laughlin; photo courtesy Janet Paige Smith.
Adult Children

A Life Lesson Learned from Her Son

She was focused on her son’s college graduation ceremony; he was focused on beginning life as an adult and protecting those he loved.

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God's Grace

Mysterious Ways: Love Letters Returned

She thought her journal—filled with love letters to her husband—was gone forever.

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How to Pray

Ways to Practice the Golden Rule When You Pray

Why not pray for others as you’d want them to pray for you?

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Emotional and Mental Health

Why We’re Not at the Mercy of Our Feelings

A psychologist’s work shows the brain’s power to adapt, understand and name the emotional reality we encounter.

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