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.

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

Bubba Watson: How His Faith Helped Him Conquer His Anxiety

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

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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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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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.

Actor and singer Dennis Day

Guideposts Classics: Dennis Day on His Positive Approach to Life

In this story from September 1967, actor and singer Dennis Day reveals the two words that gave him his big break in show business.

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Actor Pat O'Brien

Guideposts Classics: Pat O'Brien on Being Guided by Faith

In this story from May 1949, award-winning actor Pat O’Brien shares the role that faith played in his marriage, his life and his career.

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Actor William Gargan

Guideposts Classics: William Gargan on the Blessings of Acceptance

In this story from May 1963, actor William Gargan, who amassed over 100 film credits over 30 years, shares how a cancer diagnosis ended his career but gave him a new purpose.

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Harry Connick Jr.; photograph by Larsen&Talbert

Harry Connick Jr. Explores His Faith in New Solo Album

The Grammy-winning musician wrote and recorded the music at home during the pandemic.

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Katie Brown; photo courtesy Katie Brown

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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Singer, actress and author Michelle Williams; photo by Michael A. Schwarz

How Singer Michelle Williams Copes with Depression and Finds Joy

The Grammy-winning artist outlines five actions that helped her cope during tough times.

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