Celebrity Stories

When celebrities have true stories of hope and inspiration to tell, they tell them to Guideposts. In these stories by celebrities, in their own words, they open up about the uplifting moments that inspire them and the challenges they've overcome. Celebrity stories are not about glamour and fame. Instead, they are about real people who made their dreams come true.

Producer, actor and writer Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry Shares His Favorite Spiritual Principles

The acclaimed producer, actor and writer Tyler Perry's dreams didn't come true easily, but his faith got him through the tough times.

“We can never be sure of the big picture. We can only live in faith and trust,” says Ricardo, here with his wife, Jennette

Ricardo Sanchez: Did Prayers Heal His Son?

Recording artist Ricardo Sanchez's son was hospitalized. He could not have imagined how prayer, a dream, and mysterious coincidence would change his son's life.

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ESPN broadcaster Holly Rowe

Holly Rowe: How Cancer Changed Her Life

The ESPN reporter has faced challenges but found support, and prayers, from unexpected people.

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NBC News anchor Lester Holt

Lester Holt: How Family and Faith Have Influenced His Career

The respected NBC Nightly News anchor's church-going childhood continues to impact the work he was called to do.

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Actor John Corbett

John Corbett: The Importance of Saying Yes

His surprising journey from steelworker to actor, the moment that changed his life, and his movie All Saints

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Kristin Chenoweth with her new pup, Thunder

Kristin Chenoweth Makes a Leap of Faith in Adopting a Rescue Dog

With a solid foundation of faith and family, actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth lives by a motto she learned from her mother: "You never know, honey."

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Country music superstar Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire: The Hymns That Live in Me

The country music superstar shares songs of hope and faith that have been a part of her life ever since her girlhood days in a one-room church in Chockie, Oklahoma.

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Taraji P Henson, Guideposts Cover February 2017

'Hidden Figures' Star Taraji P. Henson on Being Fearless

Guideposts' February 2017 cover star shares how she overcame fear and failure to live her God-given purpose.

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Elizabeth, ABC "20/20" news anchor and cover star of the October 2016 Guideposts, in her office

Elizabeth Vargas: How Prayer Helped Her Overcome Anxiety, Addiction

For years the ABC "20/20" news anchor suffered secretly. Prayer gave her the strength to deal with her own struggles—and to help others in recovery.

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Kathie Lee Gifford Today Show

Kathie Lee Gifford's New Album Is All about Finding Your Purpose

The Today show co-host's latest musical project, a retelling of the story of David and Goliath, came after a life-changing trip to the Holy Land.

Actor Courtney B. Vance

Courtney B. Vance Relies on Faith, Family in Caring for Mother

All her life, his mom had been a helper. Now she was growing helpless, but actor Courtney B. Vance rose to the challenge.

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Misty Copeland, the first female African-American principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre

Misty Copeland: Made to Dance

In the February 2016 issue of Guideposts, cover star Misty Copeland shares her inspiring journey to become the first black principal ballerina in American Ballet Theatre's 75-year history.

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Today show coanchor Savannah Guthrie

Savannah Guthrie: Holding Fast to Faith

The more challenges Today show coanchor Savannah Guthrie faced—as a lawyer, news anchor and new mom—the more she turned to Scripture for inspiration and hope.

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Guideposts: Actor Gary Sinise says everyone can be a resource for our troops and their families

Gary Sinise on Giving Back to Veterans

Acclaimed actor Gary Sinise, who devotes much of his time and energy to supporting the men and women of the military, explains how you can do the same in your own community.

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