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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

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!


Diana with her father at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

It took a trip halfway across the world to finally find what she’d been looking for all her life.

by Diana Aydin
, New York, New York

An artist's rendering of a cash register and a comments box

A Cincinnati woman reminds us that positive feedback can mean a lot to a retail or service employee.

by Allison Churchill
, New York, New York

Patti and her equine friend, Kitty Silverwings

She and her horse were soul mates, a match made in heaven. And they had a healing influence on each other.

by Patti Ansuini
, Gilroy, California

Lisa Bogart found inspiration for improving her health in Bible verses.

Could 1 Corinthians really lower her cholesterol? She was intent upon finding out.

by Lisa Bogart
, Scarsdale, New York

Their love never goes missing–though TV remotes and sunglasses occasionally do.

by Edward Grinnan

A squirrel in the snow. Photo by Judy Royal Glenn.

In all our humanity and weakness, God is still partial to us.

by Judy Royal Glenn

As grandparents dote on the needs of their grandchildren, so God dotes on you!

by Michelle Cox

A chance for felines and their humans to understand each other a little better!

by Peggy Frezon

Robert Frost

In this story from August 1955, John Sherrill profiles the beloved poet, an experience he found "meaningful, almost haunting."

by John Sherrill


Beth Howard

The holidays aren't over for this professional baker and author—not with National Pie Day upon us!

by Beth Howard
, Los Angeles, California

Sometimes your prayer could be the difference between life and death.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

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