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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

Watching a black skimmer do what God intended

by Judy Royal Glenn

I can never thank God enough for being so good to me and for the gift of my family.

by Michelle Cox

For dogs and cats waiting for morsels from Thanksgiving tables everywhere

by Peggy Frezon

Karen Valentin and her two sons cooking dinner

This single mom worries her kids are missing out on their rich heritage

by Karen Valentin


It felt like God had just wrapped His arms around us and given us the biggest, most needed hug ever.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

General Douglas MacArthur

In this story from November 1953, the heroic general shares a holiday tale that is nearly 100 years ago.

by General Douglas MacArthur


Rick Jackson

A boy alone at Christmas receives a gift that would change his life.

by Rick Jackson
, Atlanta, Georgia

Michelle Mahnke poses with a platter of her Christmas Cut-Out Cookies.

She was 22 and far from home. How would the holiday spirit ever find her there?

by Michelle Mahnke
, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota

An artist's rendering of a child's wooden truck, festooned with a red ribbon

A man who loved making wooden toys for kids' charities at Christmas sees his life's work carried on after his passing.

by Christine Goebel
, Salisbury, Maryland

An artist's rendering of a computer with a recycling logo on its monitor screen

A group of techies in New Jersey work together to donate refurbished older computers to families who can use them.

by Glenn Paul
, Trenton, New Jersey

Whatever you're facing, His arms are wrapped around you. Here's one story.

by Michelle Cox

An artist's whimsical rendering of a postcard traveling around the world

A Guideposts staffer discovers the joys of communicating with pen pals via postcard.

by Allison Churchill
, New York, New York

Danny Thomas

In this story from May 1981, the actor and comedian recalls how an answered prayer led him to found Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

by Danny Thomas


Why praying with your pet can be a good thing!

by Peggy Frezon

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