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

Marion Bond West

In this excerpt from Their Mysterious Ways Too, a woman's prayer for an abandoned cat is answered in a surprising way.

by Marion Bond West

an empty bird nest

In this excerpt from Mother's Day Ideals, a mother reflects on the moment her son spread his wings and went off to college.

by Cindy La Ferle

Kelee Katillac and Colette Gauthier
In this video, Kelee Katillac visits a woman battling breast cancer, in order to transform her room into a place of hope, healing and inspiration.
For more about this visit, read Kelee's story.

Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Medlock Adams reading to a child

I am especially fond of this special day because writing books for children is one of my favorite things to do...

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Susan Karas poses by the new car she purchased.

Her husband used to handle the haggling and negotiating. Now he was gone and she needed to learn to stand up for herself.

by Susan Karas
, Yaphank, New York

A little girl collecting food to be donated receives a contribution.

This catchy song from the album Dancing on the Mountain, written and performed by a Chicago pastor, will stay with you long after the video has ended.

Mark Teixeira giving interview

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira talks about faith, family and how God, not baseball, sustains him.

She reminded me that we should make the most of every single day, walking in love and blooming where we’re planted.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

I’d never prayed for such a thing, to forgive a Pekinese. This was a first.

by Edward Grinnan

Dogs eating ice cream

Giggle alert! These four-legged friends love ice cream. Watch why Daisy has to get hers first. 

Antoinette Tuff

She could have run. She could have been killed. Instead she talked, and more than 800 students were spared.

by Antoinette Tuff
, Atlanta, Georgia

Tennessee Ernie Ford

In this story from January 1959, the beloved singer and actor shares how his dad's joyous faith impacted his own life.

by Tennessee Ernie Ford

Chuck Leavell poses in front of a long row of his trees.

From rocker to tree hugger–this in-demand keyboardist has become one of the South’s most passionate conservationists.

by Chuck Leavell
, Dry Branch, Georgia

Kitten drinking from kitchen sink

You'll LOL watching this adorable feline's funny way of drinking from the faucet.

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