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

A member of the crew that inadvertently sent the boulder toward the church.

Watch as a Saugus, Massachusetts, church that is home to a food pantry that feeds thousands of people a year is saved from being crushed by a huge boulder.

Cheryle McConnaughey with an equine friend

A woman who couldn’t trust meets a wild mustang who learned to, and sees her marriage restored.

by Cheryle McConnaughey
, Bellingham, Washington

Members of the Liberian National Amputee Soccer Team

Aubrey Lethbridge's inspiring documentary chronicles the daily struggles and triumphs of the Liberian national amputee soccer team. Read Aubrey's story.

Elizabeth Sherrill

What does it mean to put your hand into the hand of God?  Elizabeth Sherrill explores the meaning of a religious quote that puzzled her for years.

by Elizabeth Sherrill
, Hingham, Massachusetts

Barbara Aqua and Shredder

In this excerpt from Their Mysterious Ways Too, an amazing pooch rescues a woman in need.

by Barbara Aqua
, Tacoma, Washington

Two young men in uniform hugging their mother

One by one, men and women dressed in uniform filed into the gate area, so grateful to be home.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

 Rahat Hossain and his friend Eric hug after Eric learns he has a new home.

Thousands were so touched by the story of Eric, a homeless man who offered to share what he thought were his lottery winnings, that they chipped in to fund a new home for him.

Dolly Parton's lovely portrait

The beloved singer and actress has certainly achieved more than her share of dreams, and now she shares with her fans how they can achieve theirs. Read Dolly's story!

Carol Burnett

In this story from October 1977, the beloved comedienne shares the story of a mysterious stranger who helped kickstart her career.

by Carol Burnett

Dolly Parton

Big prayers, big goals and a big heart have all played a role in her rise to superstardom, and the wisdom of Norman Vincent Peale helped, too!

by Dolly Parton
, Nashville, Tennessee

Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Medlock Adams and friend Cecil Stokes

"So I know this may be a silly question," he said, "but have you prayed for God to heal your back?"

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Sophy Burnham

Read true stories of angelic pet experiences in this excerpt from The Best Angel Stories 2014.

by Sophy Burnham

Two women talking, from the cover of Divine Stories of the Yahweh Sisterhood

No matter how long you have to wait or how discouraged you may feel, stay in faith and trust that God has it all worked out.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Lynn Redgrave with daughter Annabel

It was the most challenging role of Lynn Redgrave's life: cancer survivor.

by Mary Ann O'Roark

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