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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

Ricky Scaggs

Ricky Scaggs knew he'd play Bluegrass music forever when Bill Monroe invited him on stage at age six. Read his inspiring story about following a dream.

by Ricky Skaggs
, Nashville, Tennessee

What’s so marvelous about all of this reading is how it connects me to my past—to the girl who used to laze away summer days, reading a good book on the grass.

by Elizabeth Gold

A walk through a very historical city that conjures up memories of hope and faith from generations past.

by Edward Grinnan

While a married couple is forced to downsize in the recession, their lives are enriched by an unlikely gang of pets.

by 4 Feline Fanatics

I just had to share these pictures with you—an inspiring view on an inspiring trip.

by Edward Grinnan

Happiness is a makeover!

In this series of three videos, Kelee Katillac visits a young cancer patient to create his dream room in order to help him deal with the rigors of chemotherapy.

Find out more about this visit in Kelee's story, Miracle Makeover.

Who are your favorite TV pets?

Pet expert Peggy Frezon runs down her list of nominees for best pets on TV in honor of the upcoming Emmy Awards.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

This inspirational travel tour has been, well, inspiring. And as always it's the people who are most inspiring.

by Edward Grinnan

After visiting the Museum of Terror in Budapest, I realized faith and the human spirit seem boundless in their resistance to evil.

by Edward Grinnan

I'm on my way to Oberammergau! It's all part of our new inspirational travel program with Travel With Spirit. I'm excited to meet the 80 Guideposts readers who are coming along.

by Edward Grinnan

Has your cat had his or her regular check-up lately?

by 4 Feline Fanatics

Pets: Earth angel donates to animal shelter

Be an Angel Day? My fiancé and I knew exactly how we wanted to help! Bring a little hope to a local animal shelter.

by Nicole Lorimer
, Assistant Editor

Summer activities for your pets

Think of some of your favorite things to do in the summer...and you might be surprised at what your pet can do, too!

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

After an altercation and an abrupt exit via the emergency slide, do you think this flight attendant is a hero?

by Edward Grinnan

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