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God's Grace

5 Messages Received in Heaven

From seeing deceased loved ones to foreseeing the future, these near-death experiences reveal one common trait.

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Music

How Worship Comes Alive in ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ Musical

Inspiration springs from the stage in the new show based on Sue Monk Kidd’s best-selling novel.

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Music

Purple Reign: A Guideposts Reader's Tribute to Prince

After discovering some surprising facts about Prince's faith, this fan shares why she's trying to be more like him.

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God's Grace

7 Spiritual Sights in the Natural World

From deep lakes to high mountain tops, what better way to appreciate God’s divine work than through the natural wonders he created? Here are a few of those spiritual places in nature.

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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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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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