Inspiration

Edward Grinnan, Guideposts Editor in Chief
Inspiring Stories

Guideposts Readers: Our Biggest Blessing and Inspiration

How your outpouring of care and support helps us make the world a better place through hope, faith and prayer.

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Refresh your prayer practice
How to Pray

6 Biblical Qualities of God to Use in Your Prayers

If you’re trying to breathe new life into your prayer routine, focus on these words to grow in your faith.

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Music and productivity
Positive Living

How to Use Music to Boost Your Productivity

Calm classics or energizing powerhouses can take your productivity up several notches.

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Saved by a mother
Family

How a Mother’s Cancer Helped Save Her Daughter’s Life

Finding eternal love and support after an unplanned doctor’s visit

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Celebrating Mom
Family

10 One-Sentence Ways to Thank Your Mom

A Mother’s Day gift doesn’t have to be more complicated than a simple, true expression of your love.

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A mother's prayers
Parenting

How One Mom Taught Her Son to Pray

A loving testimony of learning how to navigate life through prayer

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Authentic positivity
Positive Living

How to Find Optimism and Hope in the Darkest of Places

It’s called “tragic optimism,” and is a meaningful, positive response to real suffering in life.

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Edward Grinnan
Addiction and Recovery

Free from Guideposts: A Daily Devotions Booklet on Recovery

Whether you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, this collection of 60 devotionals offers a message of hope and inspiration.

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"Ha" breathing
Living Longer, Living Better

A Simple Breathing Exercise to Energize Your Day

“Ha breath” powers up your body and mind by reminding you to breathe out loud.

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John Haney with a photo of his grandmother; photo by Natalia Weedy
Stories of Hope

His Grandmother Held Fast to Her Faith and Her Family

The 98-year-old was isolated during the pandemic. But prayer and her positive attitude carried her—and her grandson—through.

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