Addiction

An artist's rendering of sewing materials; Illustration by Miyuki Sakai
Angels

Her Care Packages Comforted These Vietnam Veterans on Valentine’s Day

A Vietnam vet struggling with addiction was inspired by a simple gift of sewing kits.

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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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Post-Holiday-Blues
Emotional and Mental Health

An Expert Tells Us How to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues During a Pandemic

Feeling anxious, lonely, or depressed is normal during and after the holidays. Here are some things that might help. 

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ILLUSTRATION BY WEITONG MAI
God's Grace

This Prison Chaplain Earned a Divine Second Chance

The former drug addict spent time in prison; then a mysterious letter propelled him to change his life.

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Illustration by Dawn Cooper
God's Grace

A Mysterious Note of Encouragement from a Child Gave Her Hope

Her son was struggling with alcohol addiction; the message reminded her that he was in God’s hands.

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Illustration by Tanguy Jestin
Angels

How The Beach Boys Saved Their Christmas Spirit

This family was struggling in snowy Wisconsin. But the upbeat music from the California band helped turn things around.

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Don Embrey in his woodworking shed and banjo studio; photo by Heather Rousseau
Stories of Faith

God's Grace—and a Banjo—Made This Marine Veteran Whole Again

Tormented by memories of the Vietnam War, he turned to alcohol. Music was his path to sobriety and salvation.

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A silver AA medallion.
God's Grace

How a Silver Coin Connected Two Alcoholic Anonymous Members

He found a medallion honoring 25 years of sobriety. But who did the chip belong to?

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Recovery counselor Sidney H. Smith III
Addiction and Recovery

Sidney Smith Offers Advice on Recovery

The recovery counselor offers advice for those who are struggling with addiction and loved ones and friends who wish to offer them support and encouragement.

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Sidney H. Smith III; photo by Drew Tarter
Addiction and Recovery

After 30 Years of Addiction, God Answered His Prayer for Sobriety

He had been a crack addict, a fugitive and an inmate, but one sincere prayer helped him turn his life around.  

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