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

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.

Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Medlock Adams' niece Mandy

When I think about Mandy’s struggle to conceive or the miracle that followed, I am reminded that God’s Word is alive...

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Jackie Surls and Gunner

Doctors tell lupus patients to avoid stress, but stress didn’t avoid her. That’s where a white and fluffy pooch came in.

by Jackie Surls
, Austin, Texas

A huddle of baby Meerkats

This photographer has the best job ever–he's paid to watch, play with and photograph baby Meerkats in the wild! Totally awwww-some!

Brian Robinson

He was a major overachiever, but he was also a major overspender. And it was ruining his life

by Brian Robinson
, New York, New York

Sarah Drew, star of Grey's Anatomy and Moms' Night Out

The Grey's Anatomy star, a mother in real life and in Moms' Night Out, talks about the film and what she hopes its impact will be. Read Sarah's Guideposts story!

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