Inspirational Stories

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Freedom
Stories of Hope

How Passover Helps Us Emerge from Life’s ‘Narrow Straits’

Coming through a tight place into the openness of freedom is a story for the ages—and for our time.

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Roger Mudd
Inspiring Stories

Remembering an Act of Kindness from Roger Mudd

How the great network news anchor helped a cub reporter feel not so clumsy.

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Chuck Avery training a dog
Dogs

This Cancer Survivor is Giving Shelter Dogs a Second Chance at Life

Chuck Avery rehabilitates dogs with aggression and other behavioral issues.

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Positive-Self-Talk
Positive Thinking

7 Ways to Boost Your Positive Self-Talk This Year

What is positive self-talk and how can it improve your mood, relationships and overall confidence in 2021?

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Four-year-old Serghik Mikayelyan sits under a Knit for Kids blanket
People Helping People

Knit for Kids Is Helping the World One Stitch at a Time

Thanks to volunteer knitters and award-winning author, Debbie Macomber, the program has delivered items to over half a million children in need. 

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Couple watching videos on their tablet
Stories of Hope

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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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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Omar Brooks and his latest foster dog
Dogs

How Fostering Dogs Became This Dogface Soldier’s New Mission

He’d been searching for the sense of purpose he found in the Army. He never guessed the plan God had for him.

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Bryon Eggenschwiler's illustration of a young girl stepping into a book called L'Abri
Inspiration

The Book That Changed Her Life

She was separated from her copy of an inspiring book called L’Abri, but it never left her heart.

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Lori Durham (left) with Allison and Betty; photo by Charlotte Kesl
Aging Parents

Suddenly She Was a Sandwich Generation Caregiver

First her daughter and her husband moved in. Then her mother-in-law. So much for her empty nest.

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