Inspiring Stories

Guidposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan

A Message of Hope from Edward Grinnan: Growing Closer to God

Guideposts' Editor-in-chief shares some of the small pleasures and challenges the pandemic has presented and reminds us that tough times are a chance to draw closer to God.

Siphiwe Baleka

This Truck Driver Got Fit and Then Got Busy Helping Other Truckers

When he saw his fitness rapidly fading, this former Ivy League athlete resolved to do something about it.

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Guidposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan

A Message of Hope from Edward Grinnan: A Prayer for the 4th

Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief shares that on the 4th of July, he'll be praying for our country to continue to progress in its quest for freedom and equality.

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Guideposts blogger Holly Lebowitz Rossi

A Message of Hope from Holly Lebowitz Rossi: Sources of Comfort

Holly Lebowitz Rossi, author of the Guideposts blog A Positive Path, shares how you can find comfort in small and simple ways.

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The Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

His Perseverance Paid Off in a Gift to the American People

In this story from July 1986, Richard Schneider celebrates Kenneth Lynch, a craftsman who helped to restore the Statue of Liberty.

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Actor Joel McCrea

Guideposts Classics: Joel McCrea on God's Guidance

In this story from April 1954, the acclaimed actor shares how he learned to seek God's will when making life and career decisions.

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Illustrations of cabins held by an angel

A Dream Convinced Her to Overcome Her Fears

She didn't think she was brave enough to return to sleepaway camp that year. But she soon realized that she was exactly where she needed to be.  

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Twin baby bats weighing three grams each

How a Baby Bat Reassured Her During a Tough Transition

She was fully invested in caring for the tiny injured creature, but she soon realized how much she needed the little bat, too.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: Be a Spiritual Giant

Guideposts' VP of Ministries reminds us that even those who lead small, quiet lives can be spiritual giants if their words and actions glorify God.

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Summer reading

The School of Life: 3 Tips for Enjoying Your Summer

Praying, reading and laughing help this pastor succeed at life despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Amy Grant smiling

Amy Grant on Her ‘Miraculous’ Recovery from Open-Heart Surgery

The Grammy award-winning singer underwent the procedure to fix a previously undiagnosed heart condition she’s had since birth. 

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The power of encouragement

Why Encouragement Matters So Much

How a few words of support can make all the difference in a day—or a life

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A pastor and new father reflects on the peaks and valleys of life during the pandemic.

Mountaintop Moments: Finding Hope in Hard Times

A pastor and new father reflects on the peaks and valleys of life during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Man wrapping tulips

5 Ways People Are Using Their Creativity to Get Through Tough Times

If there’s one good thing to come out of this pandemic, it’s a boost in creativity. 

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