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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

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!

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

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