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.

Bear Grylls; photo by Ben Simms/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Positive Thinker: Bear Grylls, Host of 'Running Wild,' Author of 'Never Give Up'

The famed adventurer and television host on facing his fears, his remote vacation hideaway and his deep respect for teachers.

Mary Pickford

Guideposts Classics: Mary Pickford on the Blessings of Children

In this story from 1948, movie legend Mary Pickford shares how the two children she adopted with her husband, actor and singer Buddy Rogers, enriched their lives.

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Singer-songwriter Amy Grant; photo by Cameron Powell

Amy Grant: Prayer Brought Me Through Heart Surgery

The singer and songwriter shares how her faith—and a particular spiritual practice—helped her get through a health crisis.

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Mike Rowe; photo by Michael Segal

Positive Thinker: Mike Rowe, Host of 'Dirty Jobs,' Author, Producer

The Emmy-winning TV host and author reveals his real-life heroes, his favorite inspiring Scripture, and the hardest thing he’s ever done

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Actor Clint Walker

Guideposts Classics: Clint Walker on Praying for Help

In this story from November 1971, the star of the popular western TV series Cheyenne tells how his life was changed by the accident that almost killed him.

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Bubba Watson at Pensacola Country Club; photo credit: Larsen&Talbert

Bubba Watson: How Faith Helped Him Conquer His Anxiety

Champion golfer Bubba Watson's success on the PGA tour was nearly overshadowed by a lifelong disorder.

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Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson on the Bible and the Lessons His Parents Taught Him

The golf superstar and two-time Masters champion discusses the role that the Bible plays in his life and career and shares key lessons his parents taught him.

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Colin Powell, Jane Powell and Hank Aaron

Guideposts Says Goodbye: Notable Deaths of 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, Guideposts pauses to remember some of the inspiring individuals who left us this past year. 

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Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth; photo by Larsen&Talbert

Kristin Chenoweth: The Gift That Taught Her the Meaning of Christmas

As a teen, the award-winning actress and singer wanted Gloria Vanderbilt jeans, but the gift she received instead proved to be much more meaningful.

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Musician and author Naomi Judd; photo by Harry Langdon

Guideposts Classics: Naomi Judd on Stepping Out in Faith

In this story from January 2003, musician and author Naomi Judd recalls how faith led her to a successful career and helped her cope with a hepatitis C diagnosis.

Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth on Her Love of Guideposts

The award-winning singer and actress shares favorite Christmas memories and reveals how she came to love Guideposts magazine.

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Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth on 'Happiness Is ... Christmas'

The award-winning actress and singer discusses her eclectic new holiday album, which includes brand new songs and plenty of old favorites, too.

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Colin Powell in 1991; Photo by Jerome Delay/Staff, Getty Images

Guideposts Classics: Colin Powell on the Value of Dedication

In this story from November 1991, the former U.S. Secretary of State reminds us that whatever we do in life, someone is always watching.

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Patti LaBelle. Photo by Whitney Thomas

For Patti LaBelle, Cooking Is a Family Tradition

This legendary singing star makes desserts to sing about.

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Amy Grant; photo by Cameron Powell

Positive Thinker: Amy Grant, Singer, Songwriter, Musician

The Grammy and Dove Award winner on her favorite place to pray, her go-to Bible verses and a secret talent you likely didn't know she had.

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Harry Connick Jr.; photograph by Larsen&Talbert

Harry Connick Jr.’s Powerful Lesson on Faith

Like many of us, the pandemic left the musician and actor feeling isolated, but it also opened the door to something deeper in his music and in his soul.

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