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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

Michelle Williams

The singing star, an ambassador for an organization called Power to End Stroke, offers advice on prevention and treatment. Read Michelle's story.

Michelle Williams

Singer Michelle Williams offers tips on recognizing the symptoms of a stroke and seeking prompt, lifesaving treatment.

by Celeste McCauley
, New York, New York

Brian and Kayla

They both went to Iraq; he came back injured. She was prepared to take care of him, but could he take care of her?

by Kayla Williams
, Broadlands, Virginia

Rodi Rok with a young pony pal

Comedian Rudi Rok imitates horses so well that every time he whinnies, a colt named Troia comes running.

Give yourself a makeover from the inside out. Ask God to develop the fruits of the spirit within you, to become so lovely on the inside that it spills out onto everyone you encounter.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

How to help the homeless? Change them? Or change ourselves? One dog shows the way.

by Edward Grinnan

Lauryn Lax, now healthy and strong

She knew she was sick, but until eight caring strangers confronted her, she didn't have the will to battle her eating disorder.

by Lauryn Lax
, Austin, Texas

The Vault's unique set up where customers serve themselves coffee.

According to the owner of "The Vault," a local coffee shop where you serve yourself and pay by the honor system, receipts are usually a bit over what they should be. 

Griffin encourages others to follow their dreams no matter what.

Homeless Florida teen, Griffin Furlong, becomes valedictorian of his high school class, sending an inspiring message to "never give up."

Years of “settling” can wear you down and steal your hope and joy. But, I’m here to tell you–it’s time you stop settling for less. It’s time you stop thinking that you don’t deserve to be truly happy.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Jim Hinch and his children

He thought parenting was something a couple did together, but when your wife is a busy pastor, sometimes you have to handle it solo.

by Jim Hinch
, San Jose, California

An elk pulls a marmot out of a water tank with it's mouth.

As Idaho zoo officials watched an elk circling a water tank, they had no idea what provoked the strange behavior. 

Jon Gordon

Belief can spur action, but sometimes, as motivational speaker and author Jon Gordon reminds us, it's the other way around.

by Jon Gordon
, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

I was raising a serious Doris Day fan, but was I exposing her to enough excitement and adoration for the Word of God? Would she know his voice as quickly?

by Michelle Medlock Adams

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