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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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Today Show co-anchor Savvannah Guthrie; photo by Melanie Dunea

Positive Thinker: Savannah Guthrie, Today Show Co-Anchor

The positive-thinking TV personality, who just celebrated 10 years on the Today Show, shares who her real-life hero is, why mornings are her favorite and what she does for her spiritual well-being.

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Emmy winner E. G. Marshall

Guideposts Classics: E. G. Marshall on Reading the Bible

In this story from February 1973, Emmy-winning actor E. G. Marshall shares how the religious training he received as a child stayed with him for the rest of his life.

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Cosmetics entrepreneur and author Jamie Kern Lima; photo by Dan MacMedan

Jamie Kern Lima: Faith Is Part of Her Makeup

Despite being underestimated at every turn, she built IT Cosmetics into a billion-dollar brand by turning every no into a yes.    

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