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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

Melissa and Philippe with (l-r) Océane, Margaux, Charlotte and Valentine

If there’s one thing that’s closer to this Food Network star’s heart than family-friendly recipes, it’s preventing the tragedy that struck her own family.

by Melissa d'Arabian
, as told to Celeste McCauley, Senior Editor

David Oyelowo in Selma

The Oscar contender gives an honest look at the man and the movement that defined a generation and changed the world. 

by Jessica Toomer
, New York, NY

Reduce stress

Tips for how to bring the Zen back into your life. 

by Jessica Toomer


Yvette Miller with her grandmother

Learning the remarkable story of her grandmother's courage gave her a new sense of purpose

by Brooke Obie


Eddie Rickenbacker

In this story from March 1945, the very first issue of Guideposts, the fighter pilot and war hero  shares lessons he learned from life's struggles.

by Captain Eddie Rickenbacker


God's grace–it’s so contrary to the world’s reward system. It has nothing to do with performance.

by Shawnelle Eliasen

Don't judge one dog based on the fear of a breed, including a pit bull named Pup Cake.

by Peggy Frezon

After all the decorating, baking, wrapping and entertaining--an "aha" moment happened.

by Michelle Cox

How to help someone facing their first Christmas without a loved one.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

An artist's rendering of a pill bottle used to collect spare change

They learned that blindness in a child could be prevented with just a small donation, and they set out to make a difference.

by Eva Goertzen
, Three Hills, Alberta, Canada

Ways one family has celebrated the season over the years. 

by Michelle Cox

Australian hostage escapes into a policeman's arms

In the wake of a hostage situation in Australia, many Australians are standing up for what’s right and offering a hand to those who need it right now.

by Guideposts.org


Has God ever asked you to move out of your comfort zone? Were you afraid?

by Judy Royal Glenn

Edward Grinnan's dog Millie

Edward Grinnan celebrates his dog Millie's first birthday at her favorite NYC dog run.


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