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September 2019

Guideposts is a monthly inspirational, interfaith, non profit magazine written by people from all walks of life. Its articles help readers achieve their maximum personal and spiritual potential.

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the work we do

There are so many things I love about this issue. Start with our preview from Daily Guideposts 2020. We feature a devotion from retired Army chaplain Col. Ken Sampson, who is reminded when people thank him for his service that we all contribute to a stronger, better country and that everyone should share in the blessings of Labor Day. Ken cites Psalm 90:17: Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do! Turn page 14 for information on how to order your copy of Daily Guideposts 2020. And why not one for a friend? Christmas is closer than you think. On page 30, meet the extraordinary Dana Smith, whose drug addiction took her about as low as a person can go, spiritually and materially. Lifting herself up from that degradation, she kept…

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GUIDEPOSTS is a monthly inspirational, interfaith, nonprofit magazine written by people from all walks of life. Its articles help readers achieve their maximum personal and spiritual potential. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & VICE PRESIDENT Edward Grinnan EXECUTIVE EDITORS Rick Hamlin, Amy Wong CREATIVE DIRECTOR Kayo Der Sarkissian SENIOR EDITOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS Celeste McCauley SENIOR EDITORS Evan Miller, Jim Hinch, Hilary Ribons COPY CHIEF Lisa Guernsey PRODUCTION EDITOR Celia M. Gibbons EDITORS Mari Pack, Kimberly Elkins ASSOCIATE EDITOR Elena Tafone ASSISTANT EDITOR Kaylin Kaupish EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Allison Churchill ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Corlette L. Ruffin ART DIRECTOR Kathi Rota PHOTO EDITOR Kevin Eans ASSISTANT ART DIRECTORS Stephen Wilder, Andrew Nahem ASSISTANT PHOTO EDITOR Katie Hogin SENIOR CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Colleen Hughes SENIOR DIGITAL EDITORS Sabra Ciancanelli, Carolina Pichardo SENIOR DIGITAL PRODUCER Brett Leveridge DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR Alikay Wood SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR Mary Ryan ASSISTANT DIGITAL PRODUCER Ashley Lateef DIRECTOR, VIDEO CONTENT DEVELOPMENT Ty’Ann Brown CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Elizabeth Sherrill, Kathryn Slattery, Karen Barber,…

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what’s new on guideposts.org

Running Man Marine veteran Micah Herndon (page 24) shares how running is therapy for him as he preps for the New York City Marathon. guideposts.org/mherndon Meet the Regulars Dana Smith (page 30) introduces the diner patrons who helped her on her recovery journey and encouraged her to start her own business. guideposts.org/danasmith September Is National Recovery Month Find hope and inspiration in the stories of people overcoming addiction. guideposts.org/overcomingaddiction Never Forget Guideposts remembers 9/11 in this moving tribute video. guideposts.org/guidepostsremembers Keep Your Guideposts Coming We make it easy to renew your magazine or manage book series shipments. guideposts.org/ecares…

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the up side®

“I truly believe that no one can close the door that God has opened for you.”singer CIARA, here with husband Russell Wilson, quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks“Perfectionism is not the path that leads us to our gifts and to our sense of purpose; it’s the hazardous detour.”BRENÉ BROWN, inspirational author and speaker“Brave people don’t let failure define them; they let failure teach them.”ANNIE F. DOWNS, from 100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self“Whoever said revenge is sweet never tasted the yumminess of forget-about-it.”KAREN SALMANSOHN, author and motivational speaker“Attitude is a boomerang: Whatever you throw out there will come back your way.”JOHN CENA, actor and pro wrestler SEND AN UPLIFTING QUOTE from a newsmaker or yourself to upside@guideposts.org or GUIDEPOSTS, The Up Side, 110 William Street, Suite 901,…

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someone cares

FOR GIRLS EVERYWHERE This spring, I committed to getting healthy. I signed up for several 5Ks, laced up my sneakers and hit the road. For extra motivation, I looked for a nonprofit to run for in a fitness app that collects donations from corporate sponsors for every mile you run. Girl Up caught my eye—I am one of three sisters and have a four-year-old daughter. Girl Up, established by the United Nations Foundation in 2010, empowers girls in developing nations. Its School-Cycle program provides bikes so girls can quickly and safely get to school. Girl Up used to train American girls to advocate and raise funds for their sisters around the world, but other countries now host Girl Up clubs as well. I want all girls to have the same opportunities that my sisters,…

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best friends

THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, CLAIMED the life of my fiancé, Dennis Mojica, a 50-year-old lieutenant at FDNY Rescue 1, a fire station in Manhattan. Letters of sympathy and support poured into the firehouse from around the world, but one stood out: Charlene Klein, from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, wrote with the invitation to call her anytime. In the depths of my grief, I felt compelled to reach out to her. From our first conversation, it seemed as if we had known each other forever. Soon boxes of plush robes wrapped in bows arrived at the firehouse for all the grieving women. “When I need comfort,” Charlene said, “a big, cozy robe is the best thing.” Since then, I’ve traveled to Wisconsin more than a dozen times and Charlene has come…