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Guideposts magazine, a monthly publication, founded by Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, that provides hope, encouragement and inspiration to millions.

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After Sandy Hook Tragedy, They Chose Love

(9) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 7:31 AM

By Tim Stan, Sandy Hook, Connecticut

Appeared originally in Angels on Earth.

The day of the Newtown shootings began like any other. I was out the door by 6:45 a.m., before my manufacturing firm three miles away.

Around 10:00 a.m. the phone rang.

"I got an automated call...

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Meet the Bible B.A.B.E.S.

(81) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 4:23 PM

By Barb Swanson, Edmond, Oklahoma

Appeared originally in Guideposts.

Twenty women sat at round tables inside the fellowship hall of my church that Monday evening, looking at me expectantly. Smiling, but I could see doubt flickering in their eyes. I knew what they were thinking: She's going to...

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A Shark Bite and a Prayer

(72) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 10:34 AM

By Cecil Vossler, Fort Worth, Texas

Appeared originally in Guideposts

Nicholas raced out to the sandbar to catch the waves. What a perfect summer day. I'd gone fishing in the bay earlier until I caught my limit of trout. Now I was on the sea side of Matagorda...

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Willow the Heaven-Sent Comfort Cat

(124) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 1:59 PM

By Carla Werre, Madrid, Iowa

Appeared originally in Guideposts.

Beth, our dietary manager, peeked in my office door. "I want you to meet our newest resident," she said. I smiled and turned in my chair.

Welcoming people and helping them adjust to their new surroundings is one of my...

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Blessed by Bull Dog's Loving Heart

(39) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 11:34 AM

By Sam Adams, Tatum, Texas

Appeared originally in Guideposts.

Have you ever been so mad at someone you just couldn't let it go? You were like, well, a bulldog with a bone? That's exactly how I was feeling that morning parking my pickup in the clay drive of...

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Overcoming My Archie Bunker Prejudice

(34) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 10:49 AM

Another light has gone out in the acting world. Jean Stapleton died in New York City on May 31 at age 90 of natural causes. Stapleton, despite her long and varied acting career, was best known for her iconic role of Edith Bunker in "All in the Family," the...

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Bob Dotson's Road to Inspiration

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 6:57 AM

By Bob Dotson, New York, N.Y.

Appeared originally in Guideposts.

On my NBC Today show segment, “The American Story With Bob Dotson,” I’ve talked with countless ordinary Americans whose ingenuity and pluck express the best of our country, people whom most TV journalists wouldn’t notice. A New...

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A High-Wire Walk With Faith Not To Fall

(362) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 6:17 AM


Appeared originally in Guideposts.

By Nik Wallenda

The two-inch-wide steel cable felt cold and wet...

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A Sanctuary of Healing, Born of Tragedy

(13) Comments | Posted May 25, 2013 | 7:32 AM

By Jennifer Hubbard, Newtown, Conn.

Appeared originally in Guideposts.

Sunday morning, two days after the shooting, two days that felt like two eternities, I sat with my husband, Matt, on our living room couch in Newtown, Conn., staring at the blank document on my laptop, wondering where...

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Meet the Canine Minister to an Alzheimer's Man

(1052) Comments | Posted May 18, 2013 | 9:04 AM

By Ron Berler

Appeared originally in Mysterious Ways magazine.

Casey wasn’t the most popular dog in her owner Carol Baird’s neighborhood of Dalton, Ga. A huge, burly Alaskan malamute, she had a heart of gold but a nose for trouble.

She’d slip out the Baird family’s back door...

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Letting God Set the Pace

(18) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 2:13 PM

By Alberto Salazar

Appeared originally in Guideposts.

Olympic Stadium, London, August 4, 2012. Minutes before the race of my life, the finals of the men's 10,000 meters. I wasn't running. I was a spectator. Below, taking their places, were two runners I'd spent years coaching. Many, many hopes...

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The Faith to Stand Tall

(123) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 12:16 PM

By Lt. Colonel Greg Gadson

Appeared originally in Guideposts.

I never thought quitting was in my DNA. I never thought about giving up. I was strong. I played football at West Point. I was an officer in the U.S. Army. I had a wonderful marriage and two...

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Matthew West: Everyone Has an Inspiring Story

(169) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 9:38 AM

Written by Matthew West, this story first appeared in Guideposts magazine, a monthly publication, founded by Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, that provides hope, encouragement and inspiration to millions. Download of a condensed version of 'The Power of Positive Thinking' absolutely FREE.

Every day someone...

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A Heart-Shaped Sign of a Champion

(1) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 6:08 AM

Written by Nancy Seymour, this story first appeared in the February 2013 issue of Guideposts magazine, a monthly publication, founded by Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, that provides hope, encouragement and inspiration to millions. Download of a condensed version of 'The Power of Positive Thinking' absolutely FREE.

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Amy Grant's Story Of Her Parents' Dementia And The Last Lesson They Taught Her

(139) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 9:28 AM

Written by Amy Grant, this story first appeared in the February 2013 issue of Guideposts magazine, a monthly publication, founded by Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, that provides hope, encouragement and inspiration to millions. Download of a condensed version of 'The Power of Positive Thinking' absolutely FREE.

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The Power of Love: How A Texan Town Of 600 People Took In 76 Foster Care Children

(74) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 4:29 PM

Written by Donna Martin, this story first appeared in the February 2013 issue of Guideposts magazine, a monthly publication, founded by Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, that provides hope, encouragement and inspiration to millions. Download of a condensed version of 'The Power of Positive Thinking' absolutely FREE.

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They Know Not What They Do: The Bombing Of Birmingham's Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

(70) Comments | Posted January 20, 2013 | 7:23 AM

Written by Carolyn Maull McKinstry, this story first appeared in the August 2011 issue of Guideposts magazine, a monthly publication, founded by Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, that provides hope, encouragement and inspiration to millions. Download of a condensed version of 'The Power of Positive Thinking' absolutely...

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Mysterious Ways: Wrong Place, Right Time

(17) Comments | Posted January 9, 2013 | 10:01 AM

Written by Becky Gomoll, this story first appeared in the January 2013 issue of Guideposts magazine, a monthly publication, founded by Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, that provides hope, encouragement and inspiration to millions. Download of a condensed version of 'The Power of Positive Thinking' absolutely FREE.

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The Faith Of A Mother Whose Son Was Trapped In A Cave

(515) Comments | Posted January 6, 2013 | 8:29 AM

Written by Shawnelle Eliasen, this story first appeared in the January 2013 issue of Guideposts magazine, a monthly publication, founded by Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, that provides hope, encouragement and inspiration to millions. Download of a condensed version of 'The Power of Positive Thinking' absolutely FREE.

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Christmas Story: The Sparkle Box

(18) Comments | Posted December 23, 2012 | 2:29 PM

Written by Jill Hardie, this story first appeared in Guideposts magazine, a monthly publication, founded by Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, that provides hope, encouragement and inspiration to millions. Download a condensed version of 'The Power of Positive Thinking' absolutely FREE.

Every year, under our family's Christmas...

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