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 Chrissy Metz

'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz On Resilience

The actress shares how overcoming early hardships helped prepare her for her first feature film

Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Marian Anderson

Guideposts Classics: Marian Anderson on the Power of Faith

In this story from March 1954, contralto Marian Anderson shares how she came to doubt her great gifts as a singer, only to see her love for music restored by prayer.

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Marathon runner Meb Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi: A Marathoner’s Strong Finish

The decorated Olympian honored his gift to run until the very last finish line.

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Champion marathon runner Meb Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi: Lessons Learned from a Life Spent Running Marathons

In our exclusive video, long-distance runner Meb Keflezighi talks about what he's learned from competing in 26 marathons.

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David and Tamela Mann

Tamela and David Mann: 30 Years of Love and Laughter

The two performers look back at how they've made it through the good times and bad in a marriage that is still thriving after 30 years.

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Frank Robinson, manager of the 1975 Cleveland Indians

Guideposts Classics: Frank Robinson on Caring, Sharing and Communicating

In this story from May 1975, baseball legend Frank Robinson shares how the managers he played for prepared him to be the major leagues' first African-American manager.

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Singer-songwriter Lauren Daigle

Lauren Daigle: God Showed Me My Future

As a teen, the singer-songwriter struggled with a serious illness. Then she saw a vision of her future.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver

10 Inspiring Quotes from Poet Mary Oliver

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver passed away at the age of 83 on January 17, 2019. Guideposts honors her work with some of her best poetry quotes and sayings.

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Justin Dillon on efforts to end human trafficking

Musician Justin Dillon Answers Call to Help End Human Trafficking

The singer and activist knew he needed to do more than peform benefit concerts. What he did next surprised even him.

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Actress Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz on the Importance of Faith, Prayer and Kindness

Chrissy Metz, star of This Is Us and the new motion picture, Breakthrough, talks about the role that faith and prayer play in her life and the importance of being kind.

Musician and comedian Victor Borge

Guideposts Classics: Victor Borge on Finding Comfort and Sanctuary

In this story from September 1985, pianist and comedian Victor Borge recalls how a quiet moment in a faraway church allowed him to honor his deceased mother.

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Sister Wendy Beckett

Guideposts Remembers Sister Wendy Beckett

Sister Wendy Beckett helped her viewers and readers gain a fuller appreciation and a deeper understanding of art.

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Working at Starbucks taught Vin about a life of service.

Former NBA All-Star Vin Baker’s Journey to Sobriety

How a job at Starbucks became a stepping stone toward his recovery from alcohol addiction.

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At Home and On the Road with Tamela and David Mann

At Home and On the Road with Tamela and David Mann

David and Tamela Mann share some words of advice to make your marriage work.

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