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

Baby swans float along on their mother's back.
Watch a batch of adorable cygnets hitch a ride on the back of their very accommodating mama.

Watch this stray dog drag an injured dog to safety.

A courageous dog drags an injured pup across a busy highway to safety.


Jerry blends in with his undergrad peers.

Jerry Reid fulfilled a life-long dream, not only of graduating from college but also of enjoying the college experience to the fullest.


A beach at sunset

Walking down the beach that day, he was so wrapped up in his own problems he almost didn’t hear the girls screaming.

by Edson Bourn
, Jacksonville, Florida

Shawnelle Eliasen

Her son, trapped deep beneath the earth. Her faith, needing to go even deeper.

by Shawnelle Eliasen
, Port Byron, Illinois

Carla Hall

She was a CPA turned Paris runway model. Glamorous, right? But all this celebrity chef wanted was her grandma’s cooking.

by Carla Hall
, Washington, D.C.

Michelle Williams

The singing star, an ambassador for an organization called Power to End Stroke, offers advice on prevention and treatment. Read Michelle's story.


Michelle Williams

Singer Michelle Williams offers tips on recognizing the symptoms of a stroke and seeking prompt, lifesaving treatment.

by Celeste McCauley
, New York, New York

Brian and Kayla

They both went to Iraq; he came back injured. She was prepared to take care of him, but could he take care of her?

by Kayla Williams
, Broadlands, Virginia

Rodi Rok with a young pony pal

Comedian Rudi Rok imitates horses so well that every time he whinnies, a colt named Troia comes running.


Give yourself a makeover from the inside out. Ask God to develop the fruits of the spirit within you, to become so lovely on the inside that it spills out onto everyone you encounter.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

How to help the homeless? Change them? Or change ourselves? One dog shows the way.

by Edward Grinnan

Lauryn Lax, now healthy and strong

She knew she was sick, but until eight caring strangers confronted her, she didn't have the will to battle her eating disorder.

by Lauryn Lax
, Austin, Texas

The Vault's unique set up where customers serve themselves coffee.

According to the owner of "The Vault," a local coffee shop where you serve yourself and pay by the honor system, receipts are usually a bit over what they should be. 


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