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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

Oprah Winfrey and Ali MacGraw

[EXCLUSIVE CLIP] The stunning actress speaks on what went wrong in her three marriages 

Keshia Knight Pulliam smiles for the camera

The actress is partnering with ASPiRE TV to help empower and inspire young girls.

by Jessica Toomer
, New York, NY

A tomato teaches a sister about God's perfect timing!

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Mrs. Flexer is embraced by one of her former students.

Have some tissues handy as a first-grade teacher, retiring after 41 years on the job, is honored by dozens of her current and former students.

How to handle a stressful situation with grace, dignity and love

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro

Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro shows off his famous bakery, and the community that inspired it. 

A poster for the movie 'Tracks' depicting camels being led through the desert.

[REVIEW] Tracks, a new film starring Mia Wasikowska, tells the true story of a 1,700-mile journey through the outback. 

by Jessica Toomer
, New York City, New York

Sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey pose with a microphone

Sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey's awesome rendition of The Star Spangled Banner

A man who used humor and faith to overcome disfiguring injuries

by Edward Grinnan

Sidney Poitier

In this story from August 2001, the acclaimed actor shares how his happy and honorable upbringing has impacted his career choices.

by Sidney Poitier
, Los Angeles, California

Mr. Whiskers, Stephanie and Micah

What happens when a mother and daughter pray for opposing things?

by Stephanie Thompson
, Edmond, Oklahoma

When it comes to making someone happy, you can start small...

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Si and Amanda

When terrorists attacked one of the busiest malls in Kenya, this writer and her husband found themselves trapped inside.

by Amanda Belcher
, Nairobi, Kenya

Anthony DeStefano beside the Trevi Fountain

His only day to see the Eternal City and he was in a terrible mood. Then it started to rain.

by Anthony DeStefano
, Staten Island, New York

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