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Inspirational Stories

We are constantly immersed in stories—from
television news to films, novels and
TV programs. The inspiring real-life
stories we tell here are stories of faith,
hope and love, stories of challenges 
overcome as well as small unexpected
moments of grace.

More importantly, our inspiring true stories
are about and by people like you.
People who have discovered how to
live their lives with more hope and joy
and, through their stories and experiences,
have helped others to do the same.


Recent Inspirational Stories

How small, seemingly insignificant actions on our part can play into God’s bigger plans

by Diana Aydin

Sherry holds up one of the brightly colored notes from her smile jar.

She was having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year...but the year wasn't yet over.

by Sherry Ortiz
, Winchester, Kentucky

Don’t end up with a broken life because you ignored God’s loving advice.

by Michelle Cox

Like a willful puppy running after his own desires, do we ignore God's plan for us?

by Judy Royal Glenn

Three women who supported each other during illnesses, and found a way to help others, too.

by Peg Feodoroff
, Bridgewater, Massachusetts

When a daughter desperately needs to hear from God about an unknown future

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Sitting down for a heart-to-heart with a spaniel and a golden retriever

by Peggy Frezon

Donna Engeman with her late husband, John.

Army wife Donna Engeman shares the story of the day her life changed forever and how she came to get involved in helping grieving military families cope with loss.

Dana and Michael look at a photograph together on her smartphone.

She didn’t think anyone could take care of her husband but her. But she finally realized she had help waiting above.

by Dana Ritter
, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Rae taste-tested dishes our sixteenth president might have eaten or cooked.

Abraham Lincoln saved the Union and freed the slaves. But did you know he could cook too?

by Rae Katherine Eighmey
, Clear Lake, Iowa

An artist's rendering of a dog house with a Welcome sign

A Washington woman fosters dogs so that their homeless families don't have to give them up.

by Elaine May Smith
, Selah, Washington

Debbie in one of opera’s classic roles, Richard Strauss’s Salome

For years this opera diva’s brilliance hid her darker side, but a message from above brought her into the light.

by Deborah Voigt
, Fort Lee, New Jersey

An artist's rendering of a woman mailing a letter

A woman discovers she has a knack for making greeting cards—and making people smile!

by Lynn Morrell
, St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada

The Aydins sing The Lord's Prayer in Aramaic

Listen as associate editor Diana Aydin and her family sing The Lord's Prayer in Aramaic, the language that Christ spoke. Read Diana's story!

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