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

Friends for life: Stephanie, Micah and Patch

We thought there would be plenty of kids in the new neighborhood. But all we seemed to find were strays.

by Stephanie Thompson
, Edmond, Oklahoma

Dolley Madison, the first "First Lady"

We're celebrating Women's History Month with the inspirational story of Dolley Madison, and how she inspired a nation.

by Thomas Fleming

How pets show love

In honor of Valentine's Day, pet expert Peggy Frezon lists 5 ways your pets show love!

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

James Gordon, M.D. who leads this stress reduction exercise

James Gordon offers a "soft belly" relaxation exercise to help calm anxiety, reduce stress and increase self-knowledge.

Close-up of clasped hands of young Haitian children

Relief organizations worldwide are mobilizing. You can too.

by Jessica Bloustein

Roland Mesnier, White House pastry chef

Find out Roland Mesnier's secrets to presidential cooking.

by Roland Mesnier
, Fairfax Stanton, Virginia

Kelee shows off her pet shrine

Have you ever grieved the loss of a pet? Kelee Katillac demonstrates a DIY craft project to help keep their memory alive.

by Kelee Katillac
, Kansas City, Missouri

James Brown's motivational story about success and faith

This sports anchor shares his motivational story of success by telling us his 3 keys to integrity and how faith played a role in who he is today.

by James Brown
, Bethesda, Maryland

Inspiring story of man creating website calendar for families in crisis

The inspiring story of how one man's devastating experience led him to help others facing challenges.

by Barry Katz
, Sudbury, Massachusetts

Pet-friendly cleaning tips

Pet expert Peggy Frezon lists a few things to watch out for when you're cleaning up after the holidays.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Debbie Macomber offers inspiring tales of how knitting has impacted her life.

Best-selling author Debbie Macomber's  inspirational story about how knitting boosted her self-esteem as a child.

Gift ideas for pets and pet-lovers!

Having trouble coming up with gift ideas for your pets and fellow pet-lovers? Look no further!

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Motivational story of town saving their bakery

The French bakery had given their town hope. This inspiring story about a motivated community proves anything is possible if you try hard enough.

by Sandra Riendeau
, Colebrook, New Hampshire

Lori had success reaching all seven summits

Climber Lori Schneider battled more than just MS to fulfill her dream of reaching all seven of the world's highest summits.

by Lori Schneider
, Bayfield, Wisconsin

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