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

Kevin Durant at his MVP press conference

Watch Kevin Durant's heartwarming and inspiring acceptance speech upon being named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the 2013-14 season. Read Kevin's story!

Edward Reid on Britain's Got Talent

Hilarious! Watch this man turn the most familiar childhood songs into a ballad, and laugh along with the unsuspecting judges!

Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Medlock Adams' daughter Allyson as child

Help me, Lord, to see things as Allyson does, I prayed. Help me to be quick to notice the good things you’ve done.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

In this story from July 1983, the star of The F.B.I. and 77 Sunset Strip recalls when he learned that he could rely on God to provide for him.

by Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
, as told to Regina Walker McCally

Father-daughter wedding dance

This father of the bride more than keeps up with his daughter in their entertaining dance medley.  

Mona Lisa's hands holding one of Cindy's painted tote bags

She'd always hoped her art would someday hang in the Louvre–and it did, in unlikely fashion.

by Cindy Barnwell
, Savannah, Georgia

Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Medlock Adams and her daughter Abby

I dropped a ball, and I felt awful about it. My daughter forgave me, and I asked God to help me forgive myself...

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Millie leading Guideposts editor in chief Edward Grinnan up Squaw Peak Trail

Today I am truly grateful for the crisp bright May morning when the sun cuts through the spring chill...

by Edward Grinnan

Marion Bond West

She’d never really liked her face. But then she’d never really looked at it, either

by Marion Bond West
, Watkinsville, Georgia

A young boy born with two fingers on his left hand

Three high school students wanted to make a difference for a young boy–and did they ever!


A miraculous little girl and her father

Eden Grace was never expected to crawl, much less walk. Her determination, her parents' joy and a small but potent miracle will have you in tears.

Serena B. Miller

This author reveals the inspiration behind her first novel, a romance set among the Ohio Amish.

by Serena B. Miller
, Minford, Ohio

Dancing couple

This couple proves that grace, fun and the joy of movement are ageless. 

100 inspiring moms photo montage

In honor the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day, we asked you to send us tributes of your inspiring moms. Here are the amazing women you told us about.

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