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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

Chris Henry as a teenager

The former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver’s biggest victory occurred far from the football field.

by Ron Berler

Richard Collier standing at his wedding, photo courtesy the Collier family

In spite of paralysis and a leg amputation, former Jacksonville Jaguar Richard Collier was determined to stand at the altar with his soon-to-be bride.

by Ron Berler

Peggy Frezon and dog

Going to Grandma’s for the holidays? If your pet is coming too, tuck these in his suitcase.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Dog with Christmas wreath

How your holiday greetings can help our animal friends

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Make a Snowflake! Inspiring DIY Project

Inspiring video: Learn how to make your own beautiful Christmas decorations in these two videos from snowflake-making expert Keith Bonnstetter.

It’s never seemed to be a very inspiring name for a day that is the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season.

by Edward Grinnan

I’d love to hear from all of you cat lovers!

by 4 Feline Fanatics

Dinner recipes: Pennsylvania Dutch Filling

Philly has its cheesesteaks. Buffalo's got its wings. You'll never guess what my hometown has...

by Andrea Craig
, Editorial Assistant

Edward Grinnan

Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan shares an inspiring story about his mom at Christmastime.

Rick Hamlin

The magazine's executive editor thanks specific people for getting him to Guideposts.

by Rick Hamlin
, Executive Editor


Guideposts Outreach distributes inspirational stories to military chaplains.

by Pablo Diaz
, Vice President, Outreach

Inspirational stories about Christmas from Guideposts editors

Listen as the editors of Guideposts share their most cherished Christmas memories. Plus, hear executive editor Rick Hamlin sing his favorite carols!

I started thinking about whether Christmas season starts too soon...

by Edward Grinnan

Inspiring story of Jordan Culbreath battling aplastic anemia

When Princeton running back Jordan Culbreath fell ill with a rare disease, everyone gave up on his return—except him. Read his inspiring story of courage and conviction.

by Ron Berler

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