Stories of Hope

Hopeful stories are windows into the wonderful possibilities life has to offer. Stories of hope bring to life the ways in which people support each other, miracles make lives better, and individuals find new roads through challenging times. Turn to stories about hope whenever you need an encouraging boost on your path toward your best life.

Mike Frezon with his vintage tin; photo by Roy Gumpel

How 80-Year-Old Hibiscus Seeds Reassured This Reluctant Retiree

The old tin had been hidden away for decades. Could the seeds still grow into plants?

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A Grieving Mother Finds Comfort in the Face of Jesus

Could portraying Mary in a church Easter production finally bring her comfort?

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Freedom

How Passover Helps Us Emerge from Life’s ‘Narrow Straits’

Coming through a tight place into the openness of freedom is a story for the ages—and for our time.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: Hope Restored

Guideposts' VP of Ministries celebrates the hope that accompanies Holy Week and its culmination, the joy of Easter.

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Jeremiah Braudrick

How C. S. Lewis's Words Restored His Faith

Military veteran Jeremiah Braudrick shares how encountering the works of author C. S. Lewis rejuvenated his dormant faith.

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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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Pastor Derrick Shields, pastor at Christ Community Church. Credit: Michael A. Schwarz

Diversity Has Strengthened the Bonds of This Pastor's Congregation

In the heart of the South, a church does the hard work of racial reconciliation

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Guideposts editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan; photo by Amy Etra

Positive Space: A Message from Guideposts' Edward Grinnan

Our Editor-in-Chief introduces readers to Guideposts’ fresh new look. But it’s not just the magazine that’s heading in a positive new direction.  

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Opera singers Dimitri Pittas& Leah Edwards with pianist Chee-Hang See; photo courtesy Holy City Arts

The Healing Power of Music During a Pandemic

From a pair of opera singers in South Carolina to a Mariachi band in Texas, meet the musicians who refused to let the music die.

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An artst's render of a heavenly hammock

A Cancer Patient Places Herself in His Comforting Hands

She received a sign of God’s protection right after waking up from another surgery.

Derrick Shields, lead pastor at Christ Community Church in Columbus, Georgia

A Pastor's Thoughts on the Blessings of a Diverse Congregation

Derrick Shields, lead pastor at Christ Community Church in Columbus, Georgia, shares how his congregation's diversity better prepares his congregants to support, encourage and learn from each other in turbulent times.

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Colleen Radke and daughter Wynn; photo courtesy Colleen Radke

A Quest to Visit 67 Waterfalls Helped This Mother and Daughter Duo Heal

With the pandemic and a pending divorce, their lives were in free fall. But reconnecting with Mother Nature proved restorative.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: A New Year without Fear

Guideposts' VP of Ministries urges us to put the fear that so often overtook us in 2020 behind us—and to embrace the new year with positivity, hope and renewed faith in God.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: The Power to Overcome

Guideposts' VP of Ministries reminds us that, even in these troubled times, we can find peace in the words and power of Jesus Christ.

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