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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

Glen and Jonathan

Fatherhood was a role he felt unqualified to fill, but he had the best role-model he could hope for.

by Glen Allison
, Tupelo, Mississippi

Bringing home baby? How to introduce your bundle of joy to furry family members.

by Peggy Frezon

Weeds are weeds and gossip is gossip. Both choke off life.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Jane Shukitis

I was hooked on quick-fix diets and embarrassed every time I gained back all the weight. Until I found the long-term solution I was looking for.

by Jane Shukitis
, Spencerport, New York

 A smiling Noma Jewell leans on a tennis net while holding a racket.

Five-foot-two, 240 pounds. If she didn't stop overeating she'd be dead by 30.

by Noma Jewell Bellissemo
, Cincinnati, Ohio

Jackie and Diane in aprons at a healthy church supper

These weight-loss whizzes help other members of their church lose weight, too.

by Jackie Scott
, Lexington, Kentucky

Clifford Bruton and his friend, Willie

Meet a Navy veteran who discovered a new purpose in the last place he ever expected.

by Petty Officer First Class Clifford Bruton, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
, Orlando, Florida

Looking for the perfect setting for a pine cone

by Judy Royal Glenn

Beach Boy Brian Wilson inspires a host of singers and musicians.

by Edward Grinnan

A young woman is stressed out in the workplace.

Learn the benefits of positive reinforcement on the job and other tips for getting the most out of your job, as told by a Gallup-poll researcher.

by Tom Rath
, Washington, D.C.

His love is abundant in the colors, smells and sights of autumn

by Michelle Cox

A dog with the right idea about how to approach life

by Peggy Frezon

Jeannette Doyle Parr

No matter what I tried, I couldn't lose those extra 100 pounds. Sometimes you have to start small to make a big difference.

by Jeannette Doyle Parr
, North Little Rock, Arkansas

Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me tells the story of the music legend's life and music, his battle with Alzheimer's disease and his 151-city "Goodbye Tour."

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