Celebrity Stories

When celebrities have true stories of hope and inspiration to tell, they tell them to Guideposts. In these stories by celebrities, in their own words, they open up about the uplifting moments that inspire them and the challenges they've overcome. Celebrity stories are not about glamour and fame. Instead, they are about real people who made their dreams come true.

Alex Trebek, Olivia de Havilland, Chadwick Boseman

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.

Ina Garten. Photo credit: Quentin Bacon

Holiday Comfort Dishes with Chef Ina Garten

The author and star of The Barefoot Contessa shares her favorite, simple dishes to try and enjoy this holiday season.

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Guideposts Classics: Lew Ayres on Holding Fast to God

Guideposts Classics: Lew Ayres on Holding Fast to God

In this story from November 1985, Richard Schneider interviews Lew Ayres, an actor who took a principled stand and saw his career suffer for it.

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Guideposts Classics: Gene Lockhart on God's Presence

Guideposts Classics: Gene Lockhart on God's Presence

In this story from February 1952, actor Gene Lockhart shares how he came to know God’s blessings, His mercies and His presence.

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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.

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Jean and Alex Trebek

Jean Trebek on Finding Joy with Her Husband Alex During Their Greatest Challenge

Faith, family and friends helped this loving couple cope with his pancreatic cancer.

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Walt Disney

Guideposts Classics: Walt Disney on Divine Inspiration

In this story from June 1949, the beloved filmmaker shares how his faith informed his life and career.

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Actor Joel McCrea

Guideposts Classics: Joel McCrea on God's Guidance

In this story from April 1954, the acclaimed actor shares how he learned to seek God's will when making life and career decisions.

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Actor David Niven

Guideposts Classics: David Niven's Christmas Prayer

In this story from December 1963, the Oscar winner recalls a wartime Christmas Eve when his practice of praying before turning in for the night proved an inspiration to his fellow soldiers.

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Carrie Underwood; Credit: Joseph Llanes

Carrie Underwood on Sharing Your Greatest Gift at Christmas

The award-winning country singer reveals how her small-town upbringing shaped her faith, career and family life.

Jen Hatmaker

Jen Hatmaker: My Faith Empowers Me

The acclaimed—and outspoken—author, blogger and television personality shares how faith helped her forge her own path.

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Country music legend Dolly Parton

Behind the Scenes with Dolly Parton

In this exclusive video, we take a peek at the photo shoot for the country music legend's fourth Guideposts cover.

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Country music legend Eddy Arnold

Guideposts Classics: Eddy Arnold on the Value of Aiming High

In this story from September 1972, the country music legend shares a lesson from his father about recognizing the good in people—and in himself.

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Country music legend Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton: Dream Big, Pray Big

Fueled by her unflappable faith, the country music legend has never been afraid to aim high.

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