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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

This week, we chose three comments from our Facebook page.

by GP Facebook Fans

Ian Smith discusses methods for sticking with a weight reduction plan.

Celebrity Fit Club nutritionist Dr. Ian Smith provides inspiration and answers the question: "Why don't diets last?"

Rulon Gardner gets strength from his faith

Olympic wrestling champion Rulon Gardner's perseverance to win the gold medal in 2000 also saved his life.


by Rulon Gardner
, Afton, Wyoming

5 inspirational storylines that could emerge from the NFL playoffs this weekend

by Edward Grinnan

Just another way our cats help us find happiness

by 4 Feline Fanatics

Grandpa Elliott was such a character, such a unique person, unafraid to be himself.

by Doug Snyder

We're kicking off our new blog with four inspiring comments from our Facebook fans.

by GP Facebook Fans

Snack recipes: Snack mix is a family tradition

Snack recipes are supposed to be a snap. But this one was a quirky family tradition.

by Marva Rasmussen
, Cincinnati, Ohio

Snow angels to see him through the storm

The storm was blinding, and one man was lost—but not without hope.

by Winston Elliott
, Raleigh, Newfoundland

Edward Grinnan

What's ahead for you this year?

by Edward Grinnan

This day always makes me think of Van Varner, the late editor-in-chief of Guideposts who hired and mentored many of the current editorial staff.

by Edward Grinnan

Cats’ penchant for getting into trouble and then barely escaping with their lives is how that whole “cats have nine lives” thing got started, I’m sure.

by 4 Feline Fanatics

Daniel Woolley's faith helped him survive Haiti earthquake

For 65 hours after the quake hit Haiti, this young American aid worker was trapped beneath a collapsed hotel. Here's his survival story, one year later.

by Daniel Woolley
, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Mary Deets and guide dogs

Pets are more than just companions. They can help you heal–and even renew your faith.

by Mary Deets
, Monrovia, California

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