Inspiration

Simone Gordon; Photo credit: Simone Gordon
Angels

How She Became the Black Fairy Godmother

Despite her own struggles, she used Facebook and Instagram to help people in need all across the country. 

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Rejoice for the New Year
How to Pray

Make ‘Rejoice’ Your New Year’s Prayer

Even after the year we’ve had, there are still reasons to express joy.

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Alex Trebek, Olivia de Havilland, Chadwick Boseman
Finding Life Purpose

Guideposts Says Goodbye: Notable Deaths of 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, Guideposts pauses to remember some of the inspiring individuals who left us this past year.

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Gracie and Edward in the Berkshires
Pets

Emerging from the Darkness of a Difficult Year

We are beginning to see our way out of a time of sickness and death.

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Reframing loneliness
Positive Living

Loneliness—How to Reframe It This Holiday Season

A book’s fresh, inspired take on “the loneliness epidemic” can help us find a sense of belonging.

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Alone at Christmas
Prayer Stories

How to Get Through a Lonely Christmas

Even in the absence of family gatherings this year, there’s still joy and wonder to be found.

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Dolly Parton; photo by Stacie Huckeba
Music

Dolly Parton Shares the Story Behind 'Mary, Did You Know?'

The beloved music icon reveals how the track, which is featured in her new album A Holly Dolly Christmas, “sends chills down me.”

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Rick Hamlin
Inspiring Stories

An Advent Message from Rick Hamlin: The Joys of a Crèche at Christmas

Rick shares why a nativity scene is such a treasured part of his family's holiday season.

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A new take on holiday gifts
Positive Living

How to Reimagine Holiday Gifts This Year

A year unlike any other deserves a new take on what we give and receive.

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How to find God in silence
Positive Living

How to Find God in Silence

Let wise words from Thomas Merton cast a positive light on a quiet holiday season.

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