Stories of Faith

Your spiritual life is an ever-unfolding story of faith. When you read others' stories of faith, you encounter your own journey in a fresh way. Embrace stories about faith and welcome deeper spiritual connections into your life.

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.

Church steeple (Getty Images)

Church Leaders Get Creative to Serve Their Communities During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Two pastors on the challenges—and surprising benefits—of turning to technology to connect with their congregations. 

Continue Reading
Julie Garmon and Clyde; photo by Michael  A. Schwarz

Her Dog's Injuries Taught Her a Lesson in Letting Go

When her beloved yellow Lab was hit by a car, she blamed herself. Could she cede control in a time of crisis?

Continue Reading
Rick Hamlin

A Message of Hope from Rick Hamlin: A Place to Pray

Rick reminds us that having a special place to pray daily can bring its own unique rewards.

Continue Reading
Rick Hamlin

A Message of Hope from Rick Hamlin: The Solace of Silence

Rick Hamlin encourages us to take time to block out the noise and center ourselves in silence.

Continue Reading
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.

Continue Reading
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.

Continue Reading
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.

Continue Reading
Carrie Underwood; Credit: Joseph Llanes

Carrie Underwood on Sharing Your Greatest Gift at Christmas

The award-winning country singer reveals how her small-town upbringing shaped her faith, career and family life.

Continue Reading
The Bible for Lent

5 Biblical Ways to Celebrate Lent

Drawing inspiration for the season from Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness

Colorful fall foliage scenery.

Navigating a New Season

The falling leaves remind this pastor that we can lean on Biblical wisdom to get through this difficult season in our country.

Continue Reading
Don Embrey in his woodworking shed and banjo studio; photo by Heather Rousseau

God's Grace—and a Banjo—Made This Marine Veteran Whole Again

Tormented by memories of the Vietnam War, he turned to alcohol. Music was his path to sobriety and salvation.

Continue Reading
When God speaks in unexpected ways

When God Speaks to Us in Unexpected Ways

Divine guidance often comes at unlikely times and places. Pay attention.

Continue Reading
Sam Collier. Photo credit: Rayandra Nairn

What Our Faith Calls Us To: Sam Collier

This influential pastor, and author of A Greater Story, seeks to start conversations about race by emphasizing understanding and relationships.

Continue Reading
See More Stories