Friday, February 05, 2010

Guideposts: Truly Inspiring

My interview with Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan

Go here and here to listen to short excerpts of my interview with Edward Grinnan

When I was contacted about doing an interview with Guideposts Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan, I jumped at the chance.

I've heard of Guideposts all my life, but recently became re-acquainted with it through my mom, who subscribed to the magazine for me.

I find myself reading it from cover to cover, always coming away with the reassurance that God is still at work in the world, and that there are still many wonderful people on this planet.

Grinnan tells me, "We tend to think of Guideposts as a magazine about people. People living their lives and connecting their faith-filled values with their everyday living--and those are the types of stories we tell."

Not Just Celebs

Featuring a celebrity on the cover has been a practice since Dr. Norman Vincent Peale of The Power of Positive Thinking fame started the magazine back in 1945. But Grinnan tells me that Guideposts doesn't put well-known people on a pedestal--the magazine shares how the celeb has dealt with heartache, adversity, and all the things we "regular people" have to face.

And regular people are the real stars of the magazine, with many everyday folks sharing their stories.

Add to the mix health and wellnes, recipes, and popular features like "Mysterious Ways," and you've got a little gem of a magazine packed full of things aimed at encouraging and uplifting.

Be sure and check out the magazine's website, which includes many extras, and their Facebook page.
The magazines slogan is "Inspiring Stories...Inspiring People...Inspiring You."

Given the often discouraging times we live in, I think a little encouragement and inspiration is just what we need.

Go here and here to listen to short excerpts of my interview with Edward Grinnan

1 comment:

Tara said...

Hi Cindy! Thanks for stopping by my blog recently. So glad we found each other. Love your blog. I haven't read Guideposts in years. Will have to check it out again. I can always use some inspiring stories about REAL people. Thanks for sharing and glad we met!

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