Inspiration

Prayer block
How to Pray

What to Do When Your Prayer Practice Is Stuck

Sometimes heaven seems closed. Your prayers go nowhere. Try these tips for a spiritual reboot.

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A family prays at the Thanksgiving table
Daily Devotions

A Thanksgiving Prayer, Answered

In this excerpt from Daily Guideposts, our annual collection of uplifting devotions, Patty Kirk shares an inspiring Thanksgiving memory.

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

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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Lisa Workman and her rescue horse, Francie
Pets

How the Horse She Rescued Helped Her Find Herself Again

The little bay mare needed her. Taking her in turned out to be the best decision—for them both.

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Christy with her hero and best friend, Moxie
Pets

A Service Dog Became This Veteran Amputee's Hero

Deemed 100 percent disabled, she thought her life was over. Then she met Moxie.

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When God speaks in unexpected ways
Stories of Faith

When God Speaks to Us in Unexpected Ways

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

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The beauty of letting go
Positive Living

What Do You Need to Let Go Of?

There is a powerful momentum in shedding what doesn’t work in your life anymore.

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Photo credit: Diane Bondareff/AP for Tishman Speyer
Motivational Stories

Joy to the World: The Inspiring Journey of the 2019 Rockefeller Tree

Carol Schultz shares how her Norway spruce was chosen from thousands to be the most famous Christmas tree in the world.

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Illustration of Nativity Scene
Inspiring Stories

The Inspiring True Story Behind "Silent Night"

The church organ in a small Austrian village was silent for the 1818 premiere of the world’s most popular Christmas carol.

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Avery Sontheimer; photo courtesy Avery Sontheimer
Living With Cancer

Pawsitive Change: Teen Raises Money for Animal Shelters

Avery Sontheimer would love to have her own shelter. But for now, despite battling cancer, she’s dedicated to helping hundreds of rescues—one gift card at a time.

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