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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

Actress Mary Martin relaxes on the farm she and her husband use for retreats.

In this story from June 1969, the star of stage and screen shares how she came to understand  the benefits of a spiritual retreat.

by Mary Martin


As Mary Kay Ash put it, "what you believe, you can achieve." Spread the word.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Words of faith flow out to a perfect stranger at the base of a waterfall.

by Judy Royal Glenn

With about 23 million veterans living in our country, find one to thank!

by Michelle Medlock Adams

A family's military service–dad, uncles and aunt–prompts special gratitude for veterans.

 
by Michelle Cox

This Veterans Day, take the time to remember our canine heroes as well.

by Peggy Frezon

Peggy with her husband, Mike

With her husband in the ICU, she needed to be strong. But that was always his role.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

An illustration of a plane leaving a heart-shaped smoke trail

She was set to use her frequent flyer miles to visit her family, but when she learned she could give the miles to a wounded solider, she had a change of heart.

by Mary Ann Leone
, Allentown, Pennsylvania

An artist's rendering of a dog and cat with empty food bowls.

A devoted animal lover, she found a way to help care for dogs and cats in shelters, one bit of kibble at a time.

by Mimi Ausland
, Bend, Oregon

The odds of your existence are so small that there's only one conclusion for why you're here

by Diana Aydin

A sunflower connected to its source. Photo by Judy Royal Glenn.

As bees photo bomb a sunflower shoot, thoughts of roots and real nurturing arise.

by Judy Royal Glenn

One man said "yes" when God called him, and millions of lives were changed.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Make sure your dreams are God-sized and not you-sized. Don't limit Him.

by Michelle Cox

Adopting a senior pet may be the best gift you ever get.

by Peggy Frezon

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