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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

sad woman

Here are some ways to recognize despair in your loved ones.

by Sophia Franklin, LCSW

Robert Duvall

In this story from April 1998, the acclaimed actor reveals how playing a preacher impacted his spiritual life.

by Robert Duvall

Do you believe in angel dogs? If not, you will after reading Gabriel's story.

by Peggy Frezon

A family adopts grandparents for Thanksgiving–and everyone is blessed!

by Michelle Cox

Even if you're not a morning person, a little praise first thing goes a long way.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Celebrating a beloved aunt who once gargled with Chanel No. 5!

by Michelle Cox

The miraculous Monarch butterfly. Photo by Judy Royal Glenn.

Imagine something weighing less than 1/5 of a penny flying up to 2500 miles!

by Judy Royal Glenn

When it comes to a pile of autumn leaves, dogs know what's best.

by Peggy Frezon

The ZimZum of Love book cover photo

The husband-and-wife founders of Mars Hill Bible Church want us to rethink Christian partnership

by Brooke Obie

Father Edwin Leahy with student Cullen Jones

The monks at St. Benedict Prep have an unconventional teaching style, and it's working.

by Guideposts.org

Yep, the Christmas tree(s) are up already, and she's taking Bing Crosby's advice.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

A leaf, a slip and next thing you know, a conversation about Jesus with a stranger.

by Judy Royal Glenn

When it comes to church, hospitality can never be overrated. You may change a life.

by Michelle Cox

I want to be the person God asks me to be–the person my dog already thinks I am.

by Peggy Frezon

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