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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

Yvette Manessis Corporon 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.


Winky and Millie, who belong to Amy Wong and Edward Grinnan, respectively

Winky and Millie, who belong to Amy Wong and Edward Grinnan, respectively, take a tour of our offices and meet Guideposts staffers.


A mother homeschools her son.

Here are some practical tips for homeschooling using the PRAYER method.

by Julie Lavender
, Statesboro, Georgia

A little boy with a bug

Rather than fight the inevitable interruptions to our homeschool day, I learned to prevent them when I can and embrace them when I can’t.

by Julie Lavender
, Statesboro, Georgia

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