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.

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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Guideposts Unveils New Look

The revamped design is vibrant and uplifting, much like the inspirational stories Guideposts is known to do.

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Watch Guideposts’ Top Videos of 2020

Prayer tips, personal stories and inspirational messages were popular amongst our readers throughout the year.

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Rick Hamlin

A Message of Hope from Rick Hamlin: Remember to Rejoice!

Rick Hamlin reminds us that the attitude with which we approach the new year can make all the difference.

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John Lewis; U.S. Congress, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Remembering John Lewis: 10 Inspiring Quotes

The late John Lewis devoted his life to the cause of civil rights. Just as Lewis was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, his words have inspired others to work for equality and justice.

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Rick Hamlin

Messages of Hope for Advent

In this series of videos, Rick Hamlin shares words of inspiration, comfort and hope for the days leading up to Christmas.

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Rick Hamlin

An Advent Message from Rick Hamlin: Be the Light in Someone's Life!

Rick reminds us that Jesus told us we were the light of the world, and during the Christmas season, small gestures allow us to be just that.

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Rick Hamlin

An Advent Message from Rick Hamlin: Christmas Is Coming!

Rick Hamlin reminds us that that in this time of waiting for a return to something like normal, a day of great celebration is just around the corner.

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Cecil Murphey at his home in Tucker, Georgia; photo by Michael A Schwarz

How a Pastor and Author Came to Terms with His Grief After Losing His Wife

A special gift helped Cecil Murphey accept his loss on the first Christmas in 58 years without his spouse.

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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.

Sam Sifton cooking in his home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Photo by Stephen Speranza

Sharing Food and Faith During This Difficult Holiday Season

The acclaimed New York Times food editor offers five ways to celebrate the joy of Christmas—even from afar.  

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26 Days of Advent with Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Advent, Day 6: How to Welcome the Christ Child

On this sixth day of Advent, we share thoughts from Norman Vincent Peale, the founder of Guideposts, about how we should embrace the Christ child in this season of joy.

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The Bononi family with some of the portraits they rescued; photo courtesy Brian Bononi

They Matched Abandoned Photos with Those Who Posed for Them

The Bononi family touched hearts and changed lives when they set out to return the professional portraits.

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Mari Pack with her jalapeño plant; photo by Erica Seryhm Lee

A Success Story for a Poet and Her Jalapeño Plant

A poetry student with no gardening experience buys a seedling; she hopes that both her writing and the plant will bloom and grow.

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