Inspiration

During hard times, such as parenting challenges, marital problems, illness, or financial struggles, we can all draw on deep sources of comfort and hope to help guide us forward.

Taraji P. Henson, Dolly Parton and Carrie Underwood on the cover of Guideposts magazine (Guideposts)

A Look Back at the Inspiring Cover Women of Guideposts Magazine

From actresses to healthcare workers, ballerinas to journalists, Guideposts magazine highlights the achievements of many remarkable women.

Bill Hanisch in his bakery; photo courtesy Bill Hanisch

This Baker Made Cakes for Graduating Seniors During the Pandemic

Bill Hanisch, better known as the Bunman, wanted to help the high school seniors feel special.

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Roberta Messner retrieves bills from in her mailbox; photo by Scott Goldsmith

How Her Faith Helped Her Face Up to Overwhelming Medical Debt

How could she find the courage to tackle the growing mountain of bills?

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Shamrocks in various windows; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Feeling Lucky

How a neighborhood shamrock hunt brought their community closer on St. Patrick’s Day during the pandemic.

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A woman finding comfort in a Serenity Shawl; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: A Much-Needed Hug

This addiction recovery community sends comforting, blessed shawls to those in need.

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A chemo Advent box filled with care products; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Chemo Countdown

A thoughtful gift from a friend brought her comfort and joy during her challenging chemotherapy.

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A giant woodsman's peeking through pine trees; Illustration by Chris Wormell

A Woodsy Angel Helped Him Find the Perfect Solution

This heaven-sent dream helped him build the perfect dog house for the cold winter.  

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The Ongstad family; photo courtesy Rhae Ann Ongstad

Did God's Voice Help Save Her Son's Life?

Her son miraculously survived a truck accident, after doing what he said God asked him to do.

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A woman praying as a angel hovers behind her; Illustration by Amalia Restrepo

This Glimpse of Heaven Strengthened Her Faith

She worried about getting through a two-day silent retreat. Then she had a divine vision she would never forget.

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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.

Bob Flach holds Lulu the ruffed grouse

How a Ruffed Grouse Became This Grieving Husband's Best Friend

He didn’t think he could go on without his wife. But God sent him just the right companion.

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A snow angel appears next to a girl on a sled; Illustration by Kim Johnson

How a Guardian Snow Angel Saved Her

She was struggling through the snow to get home. Then she heard a mysterious voice commanding her to keep going.

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An artist's depcition of Jesus in the wilderness; Illustration by Stefano Vitale

For Lent He Gave Up Doubting That Angels Surround Us

Studying Jesus’ wilderness travels can teach us a lot about persevering through Lent in this uncertain season.

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Courtney Elwood

How Country Music Helped Her Heal

She learned that her anonymous tissue donor also loved country music. Had he given her the gift of music as well?

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