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.

Child actress Margaret O'Brien

Guideposts Classics: Margaret O'Brien's Love of Christmas

In this story from December 1948, the mother of child actress Margaret O’Brien shares how she and her daughter celebrated the Christmas season.

Joanna and Bronwen; photo courtesy Joanna Corfield

How a Horse Helped Her Overcome Fear and Self-Loathing

After a lifetime of struggling with anxiety and eating disorders, could an animal show her the way to self-acceptance?

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Cliff Shiepe; photo by Dan MacMedan

How to Make the Most of a Miracle

He gave God all the credit for his healing. Twelve years later, why was he sick again?

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: Breaking Down the Serenity Prayer

Guideposts' VP of Ministries explores how the Serenity Prayer can positively impact your life, whether or not you are dealing with an addiction or are in a 12-step program.

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Guidposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan

A Message of Hope from Edward Grinnan: All Are Welcome

As Guideposts celebrates its 75th anniversary, our editor-in-chief shares an intriguing passage from our 15th Anniversary edition, published in 1960.

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Sandy Blair stands in front of a Tiny House; photo by Dan MacMedan

Answering the Call to Help Fellow Women Veterans

Sandy Blair turned her own struggles post-civilian life into a committment to serve others, just like she had discussed with God. 

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: Ride the Wave

Guideposts' VP of Ministries reminds us that, during these stressful times, spending at time at the beach—or anywhere outside in God's wondrous creation—can serve to refresh our faith.

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A road with sunshine at the end.

Mourning and Moving On: Growing through Grief 

A pastor reflects on civil rights, loss and the Biblical case for coping with it all.

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Jean and Alex Trebek

Jean Trebek on Finding Joy with Her Husband Alex Despite His Pancreatic Cancer

Faith, family and friends have seen this loving couple through their greatest challenge.

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Troy Vincent Sr. works to end the cycle of domestic violence. Photo: Todd Plitt

Faith Inspired Him to Break the Cycle of Domestic Abuse

Former NFL player Troy Vincent, who grew up in a violent home, now devotes himself to confronting this all-too-prevalent issue.

Miriam Green; photo by Reena Barnett Tasgal

They Followed in Abraham's Spiritual Footsteps

What compelled this couple to give up everything they knew to move to Israel when they couldn’t even speak the local language?

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Stu Reininger

An Insistent Dog Opened His Eyes to God's Grace

He wanted to be alone in his grief, but on a rural hiking trail in Calabria, Italy, a 60-pound puppy wouldn't take no for an answer.

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Guidposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan

A Message of Hope from Edward Grinnan: Love Thy Neighbor

Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief shares one way that he is looking out for others during the pandemic.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: Lonely No More

Guideposts' VP of Ministries reminds that while social isolation can be difficult, we can use this time to draw nearer to God.

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