Spiritual

A woman dreaming at night.
God's Grace

How Dreams Affect Us Differently

The Mysterious Ways senior editor recalls a dream she remembers vividly.

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Miracles

Why Good Friday Is So Important

Sometimes we have to face our own sorrow and suffering for greater truth to be revealed.

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A group of people participating in the practice of talking in tongues.
God's Grace

Breaking Down the Mystery of Speaking in Tongues

Guideposts Executive Editor Rick Hamlin shares what he learned about the practice that dates back to over a hundred years.

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How to Pray

6 Ways to Pray When You Feel Spiritually Stuck

Try these creative tips to refresh your prayer life and grow closer to God 

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10 Inspiring Quotes from Rumi
God's Grace

10 Inspiring Quotes from Rumi

Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (1207 – 1273), popularly known as Rūmī, was a Sufi mystic born in what is now Afghanistan. He is one of the best-selling poets in the United States, writing more than 40,000 versesbout everything from love to death to the interior life. Rūmī believed that one’s relationship with the divine must be active. Instead of simply reciting poetry, he sang it while whirling in circles. This sacred tradition of meditative twirling inspired by Rūmī is still practiced by the Mevlevi Order—a Sufi group sometimes referred to as the Whirling Dervishes. Today, Rūmī’s quotes show up everywhere from pop songs to Pinterest, inspiring people of all faiths to join in the dance with the divine. Here are some of our favorites:

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Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Abernathy (far right) and unidentified men sing in a Selma, Alabama church.
Stories of Faith

Martin Luther King’s Favorite Hymn

Singing words of comfort for those who suffer

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Interview with the Author: Spirit of Service
Books

Interview with the Author: Spirit of Service

Author Emi Kiyosaki talks about how her mother taught by example.

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Interview with the Author: Mitch Albom on Spiritual Community
Books

Interview with the Author: Mitch Albom on Spiritual Community

Mitch Albom, author of "Have a Little Faith," explores what it is like to have two spiritual homes: a synagogue in Philadelphia and a church in Detroit.

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God's Grace

The Big Question: Is Doubt Necessary for Spiritual Growth?

For hundreds of years, writers, theologians and philosophers have mulled over this question— and many believe that moments of doubt lead us to a greater understanding of our faith. Here are a few thoughts on how questioning can foster a deeper connection with God…

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