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Stories Of Faith

Take a moment to lift your spirit and witness the many
ways God responds to our needs. These incredible
true stories of faith, hope and prayer will enrich
your spiritual life and inspire you to move forward
on your faith journey.

Recent Stories of Faith

“Guys,” I say. “It’s the scent of spring.” The scent of promise.

by Shawnelle Eliasen

TV and recording star Jimmy Dean

In this story from May 1964,  the TV and recording star (and, later, businessman) recalls when he faced up to the bitterness in his heart.

by Jimmy Dean


Stories of Faith blogger Shawnelle Eliasen's son Isaiah

Feeling rejected is universal. Something common to everyone. But then I remember some precious, true words...

by Shawnelle Eliasen

Stories of Faith blogger Shawnelle Eliasen and her son

My blog is all about marriage, motherhood, friendships and relationships–the ins-and-outs, ups-and-downs of daily life in a home centered on Jesus.

by Shawnelle Eliasen

I may not be promptly delivered, but I’ve learned, while walking through tough times, that the Lord is always with me.

by Shawnelle Eliasen

Stories of Faith blogger Shawnelle Eliasen's grandmother, Mamo

I sit and think about treasured moments, the times Mamo whispered encouragement. She was like that–gentle love flowed into the relationships she had.

by Shawnelle Eliasen

Actor Robert Stack

In this story from August 1968, the popular actor reveals how he learned to relinquish control over his life and career.

by Robert Stack


It takes a lot of love to see a longing heart and speak a gentle but firm “no”...

by Shawnelle Eliasen

Russell Crowe as Noah in Darren Aronofsky's film

The Russell Crowe film offers a new perspective on the struggle to follow God's will.

by Jessica Toomer


The Lord sees me for what I am, and he meets me with love and compassion and grace.

by Shawnelle Eliasen

There is something graceful and lovely in this common, everyday thing...

by Shawnelle Eliasen

If I want a strong relationship with the Lord, I need to set aside time to listen and pray. I need to make a deliberate effort to be quiet and still in his love.

by Shawnelle Eliasen


It’s so easy to know that God is here. Creating the life along the river. Bringing laughter and goodness to these brothers.

by Shawnelle Eliasen

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