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.

Rafter Johnson competing at that 1950 Olumpics; Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Rafer Johnson: An Athlete Whose Faith Came First

This Guideposts story from December 1958 profiles decathlete Rafer Johnson, who went on to become an Olympic champion, social activist and civil rights icon.

Bryon Eggenschwiler's illustration of a young girl stepping into a book called L'Abri

The Book That Changed Her Life

She was separated from her copy of an inspiring book called L’Abri, but it never left her heart.

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An angel blows her horn at Christmas

Merry Christmas from Guideposts magazine!

We encourage you to share this holiday e-card with friends, family and loved ones!

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A happy boxer dog.

This Unexpected Visitor Brought Her Comfort

She was grief-stricken after her dog passed away. Then a mysterious boxer came along.

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A trio of road signs; Illustration By Jeff Koegel

3 Stories of Divine Intervention On the Road

Was it heavenly guidance that kept these drivers safe during their travels?

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Illustration by Dawn Cooper

A Mysterious Note of Encouragement From a Child Gave Her Hope

Her son was struggling with alcohol addiction; the message reminded her that he was in God’s hands.

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An artist's depiction of Jesus and the Transfiguration; Photo credit: Schalkwijk/Art Resource

How the Transfiguration of Jesus Reminds Us of God's Glory

Reflecting on the moment when Jesus became radiant on the mountain can help us transform our own lives.

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A coffee shop coupon inside a thank you envelope; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Merry Mission

Their family tradition brings Jesus’ caring spirit to essential workers during the holiday season.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries; photo by Kennies Earl

Keep the Faith: The Joy of Giving at Christmas

Guideposts’ Vice President of Ministries shares a treasured family memory of an early experience with Christmas giving.

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Pumpkins and gourds with a 'grateful' tag; Getty Images

Gratitude is the Key to a Well-Lived Life

This holiday season, despite the coronavirus pandemic, try focusing on God’s current, past—and future—blessings.

A tablet displaying a piano player; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Sing Along

How this musician offers Christmas music safely in the midst of a pandemic.

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Eric Dungan (insert) with his friend, World War II veteran George Crouch

A Social Worker Helps a WWII Veteran Survive Covid-19

An Army reservist devoted himself to seeing a man who reminded him of his father through a battle with the coronavirus.

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Two pink/red address books with attached pencils; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: In The Books

Her old fashioned gesture brought Christmas delight to her daughters.

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Lisa Bogart's drawing of Christmas lights and letters

Tips for Writing a Sparkling Holiday Letter—2020-Style

With social distancing still going strong, stay connected and spread some cheer with personalized letters or Christmas cards.

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