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He Put My Feet Upon a Rock

He Put My Feet Upon a Rock

Wait, I haven’t called on God! The thought flooded my mind like a flash of bright light. I started yelling at the top of my lungs, “God, save us! God, Jesus, save us … help … save us!” Then I felt it come under me. I didn’t know what it was, but it felt smooth and solid under […]

The Innocence of a Little Child

The Innocence of a Little Child

He pried Erik from his chest—unwillingly, longingly, as though he were in pain. I received my baby, and the man said, “God bless you, ma’am. You’ve given me my Christmas gift.” Read this beautiful story about a child’s unconditional, nonjudgmental love. Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.—John 7:24 ESV We were […]

The Neglected Path of Praise

The Neglected Path of Praise

By Estrela Marquise: When someone suggested that I try to be thankful even in bad situations, it seemed impossible. I was familiar with the biblical admonition to “be thankful in all circumstances,”1 but it had never dawned on me to take that literally. Was it possible to have a thankful disposition and to vocalize and act […]

The Right Attitude Makes the Difference

The Right Attitude Makes the Difference

By Gabrielle Garcia: Does our attitude toward life determine our level of happiness? I became convinced that it does while volunteering with survivors of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated parts of Chile in February 2010. Our team met many courageous and remarkably optimistic people who were finding ways to make the best of […]

Our Visit to the Sahrawi

Our Visit to the Sahrawi

By Den Edwards: I recently spent two weeks in Sahrawi refugee camps near the oasis city of Tindouf, in southwest Algeria. Ten of us volunteers, from teenagers to fifty-somethings, had made the trip from our base in Granada, Spain, to speak and perform in the camps’ schools and community centers. The Sahrawi people are the […]

Your Destination

Your Destination

By Joe Nichols, Nov. 10, 2012: There I stood, atop a breathtaking snow-covered mountain peak. The world below me glistened in the sunlight of a perfect day. A breeze swept across my face and sent a stream of energy through every fiber of my being. I mentally charted the route of my descent, pulled the […]

Don’t Give Up!

Don’t Give Up!

  Failure and setbacks are part of life, but I can refuse to let them get the best of me. “As long as I live, I have the choice to not give up!” Guestblog by Elise Sichrovsky, November 5, 2012: Jack is a white-haired man whose house I pass on my errands route. He always calls […]

Doing the Right Thing

Doing the Right Thing

From www.guideposts.org, September 27, 2012: At the prompting of his lacrosse coaches, a high school student is doing the right thing and apologizes to a packed airplane for cutting ahead in line during the boarding process. The student was waiting to board a flight to a Summer tournament, he took it upon himself to sneak into […]

It’s The Small Prayers That Add Up

It’s The Small Prayers That Add Up

Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan talks about breaking down your challenges into bite-size accomplishments. Sometimes we don’t see the forest for the trees, we get so immersed with the big picture that we forget that it’s the little steps – the small step by step prayers added up – that yield big results. By Edward Grinnan, New York, www.guideposts.org, September 27, 2012: […]

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