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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

Shannon Gurley O’Donnell enjoys a cup of tea.

An anxiety-filled sleepless night is made more tolerable by reminding herself how rich and full her life is.

by Shannon Gurley O’Donnell
, Phoenix, Arizona

Breast Cancer Walkers

Hear the inspiring testimonies of people whose lives have been touched by breast cancer

A lesson on learning that God's ways are better


by Michelle Medlock Adams

Edwidge and her husband, Thomas, getting their Zumba on

They were empty-nesters who needed to get back into shape. Who knew dancing was the answer?

by Edwidge Crevecoeur-Bryant
, St. Augustine, Florida

Some dogs take to a tutu, some don't. Let your pet guide you about dressing the part.

by Peggy Frezon

Exploring the grounds of a famous home, a magical place full of gardens and wildlife

by Judy Royal Glenn

Kregg Grippo with some of his crew of volunteers

Sneak Peek: An inspiring story of good will excerpted from The Joys of Christmas 2014.

by Kregg Grippo
, Scotia, New York

Beth Howard holds her Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Pie.

From The Joys of Christmas 2014: She wanted to spend the holiday season on her own. The town had another idea.

by Beth Howard
, Eldon, Iowa

A slice of Beth's Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Pie

The distinctive spices of chai tea set this recipe apart, blending the familiar with the exotic in an appealing way.

by Beth Howard
, Eldon, Iowa

An artist's rendering of a family gathered at a candlelight service

From The Joys of Christmas 2014: The four of them looked like a complete family. There was no place for her anymore...or was there?

by Cary Leigh Poe
, Front Royal, Virginia

Glen Campbell plays guitar

Famed country artist Glen Campbell's wife shares more about the singer's new documentary and his brave battle with Alzheimer's. 

David Suchet as Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot

From The Joys of Christmas 2014: She passed on the DVDs of her late husband's favorite show, but a Christmas miracle placed them in her hands after all.

by Nadine Colgan
, Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Francine Bryson poses with some of her delectable creations.
From The Joys of Christmas 2014: Step into the kitchen of Francine Bryson, America’s best-loved amateur baker!
by Francine Bryson
, Pickens, South Carolina

Glen Campbell's wife, Kim, on caring for a husband with Alzheimer's

by Edward Grinnan

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