Our vision is
a world filled with hope.
We inspire people to believe anything is possible through faith, hope, and prayer.
In all we create, we affirm the positive, unite rather than divide, and meet people where they are on their spiritual journeys.
When our shared experiences are shaped by hope, supported by faith, and guided by prayer, we strengthen our spiritual wellbeing.
There are six elements of our lives that contribute to our Spiritual Wellbeing
Change your thoughts
and you change the world.
Norman Vincent Peale, who wrote The Power of Positive Thinking, founded Guideposts in 1945 with his wife, Ruth Stafford Peale. They knew the power of positivity.
“Believe that you can, you can, you can. Personalize that word “can” and say it aloud every day: ‘I can, I can, I can.’ Success is lurking in your mind,” he said. “Let it out. Let it come to life. Think it out, pray it out, believe it out.”
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.
When we practice gratitude, we can find good in the midst of troubles and hope in the midst of sorrow.
“In this life, if you steadfastly affirm goodness, goodness will be there. If you affirm love, you will find it. And if you affirm thankfulness, blessings will flow,” Norman Vincent Peale said.
“When we give thanks, we not only recognize past blessings—we activate blessings yet to come. Anyone who is grateful is focusing on what is good, and ultimately all good things come from God.”
Give thanks in all circumstances; For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18)
A sense of purpose involves connecting with something bigger than yourself.
To be successful is to be helpful, caring, and constructive, to make everything and everyone you touch a little bit better,” said Norman Vincent Peale. Remember his words: “The best thing you have to give is yourself.”
But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.
Thinking about forgiving is not enough. You must come to a moment when you say “With God’s help I now forgive.”
These words from Norman Vincent Peale show us that forgiveness is not easy. But when we forgive we open up our lives to new possibilities.
“With nothing in your heart against anyone, you will be amazed at the new power and happiness that will be yours. You will be renewed and restored to a relaxed state of mind.”
Be inspired by positive personal
stories. Strengthen your faith with
prayer and devotions.
First decide on a set of values. Next dedicate yourself to living by them
Norman Vincent Peale gave us this advice. He knew that values shape our lives and affect those around us.
The world needs more men and women who will take action to right wrongs. Respond to challenges with a “‘Here am I; send me,’ and then wade right in,” he said. “Your positive actions may set in motion larger changes. It is still true that a few strong, courageous people can change the world.”
And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Live with a heart full of love.
Do everything you can to fill others with love. Be a loving parent, spouse, child, friend. Love your neighbor. Love God above all else.
When we love others we are connected, to our families, to our communities, and to God.
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.
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create a hope-filled world
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