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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

Motivational story of town saving their bakery

The French bakery had given their town hope. This inspiring story about a motivated community proves anything is possible if you try hard enough.

by Sandra Riendeau
, Colebrook, New Hampshire

Lori had success reaching all seven summits

Climber Lori Schneider battled more than just MS to fulfill her dream of reaching all seven of the world's highest summits.

by Lori Schneider
, Bayfield, Wisconsin

Carolyn's "comfort dog," Peanut Butter

The inspiring story of how a quirky dog lifted the spirits of a woman and her family in tough times.

by Carolyn Graham
, Vidor, Texas

Tammie Temple (left) and Julie Hadden

Tammie Temple wanted to lose weight. But her total transformation turned this motivational story into much more.

by Tammie Temple
, Start, Louisiana

Author and pastor Joel Osteen discusses the importance of having a dream.

Pastor and author Joel Osteen says that even when we think we've lost our dream, there are seeds of greatness in all of us.

Pastor and author Joel Osteen discusses his books and his approach to living a f

In this series of nine videos, pastor and author Joel Osteen sits down with Guideposts to discuss his books and his approach to living a faithful life.

Inspirational stories: War vet pilot flies wounded home to families

This vet knew what it felt like to just want to go home. With a little hope and faith—and many other pilots—he was able to reunite the wounded with their families.

by Walter Fricke
, St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Diane Sawyer's motivational story about being a journalist

She shares her motivational story about how she decided to make journalism her career—and who encouraged her to do just that.

by Diane Sawyer

Colleen Hughes tells of two boys who were skeptical of the existence of Santa.

Colleen Hughes shares a story about two boys who were skeptical of the existence of Santa.

Inspiring story of Northview Marching Knights seeing rainbows after death

The inspiring story of the Northview Marching Knights coming together after one student's death.

by Alina Larson

Giving thanks for our pets

Pet expert Peggy Frezon has five reasons to be thankful for our furry friends this Thanksgiving.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Author Mitch Albom

Why author Mitch Albom spent a night in a homeless shelter

Rosemarie Jeanpierre

The inspiring story of a woman determined to lose weight. Faith helped her succeed…and run a marathon.

by Rosemarie Jeanpierre
, Los Angeles, California

Swine Flu and your pets

Pet expert Peggy Frezon lists facts and myths about pets and the risk of getting swine flu.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

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