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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

Hope and faith helped her cope with the truth

One of those real life stories that's hard to believe—but hope and faith helped her cope with the truth and discover her purpose.

by Lisa Van Ryn
, Caledonia, Michigan

Lance Armstrong's inspiring story about beating cancer

Lance Armstrong wasn't about to let cancer get in the way of his passion: bike racing. His inspiring story describes his uphill climb back to good health.

by Lance Armstrong
, Austin, Texas

Everest climber Lori Schneider talks about how the mountains stir her soul.

Everest climber Lori Schneider talks about how the mountains stir her soul.


Pets: 5 things to know before getting a guinea pig

5 things to know before getting one of these lovable little furballs

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Inspiring story of daughter of 9/11 pilot

Her father was one of the pilots killed on that tragic September day. How her grief led to a surprising discovery is an inspiring story you won't forget.

by Caroline Ogonowski
, Dracut, Massachusetts

Inspiring story: Flaxseed saved their farm

Their family farm was failing. What would save them? Read this inspiring story to find out.

by Esther Hylden
, Park River, North Dakota

Phil Keoghan's real life stories

Ever wonder what The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan's life is like? He shares real life stories and adventures with us!

by Phil Keoghan
, Los Angeles, California

Guideposts editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan

The real life childhood story that helped Edward Grinnan remember his mother's birthday

by Edward Grinnan
, New York City, New York

Therapy Dog with Students

How an inexplicable series of events and a therapy dog helped give a troubled little boy new hope.

by Lori Shaw
, Farwell, Michigan

Keep your pets cool this summer

Pets can overheat easily in hot summer weather. Pet expert Peggy Frezon has some advice for helping to keep them cool.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

The inspiring stories of three women raise money and their spirits...one step at a time.

by Leslie Kramer

Motivational stories: Running or walking for cures

8 tips on how to make charity fundraising fun and get everybody involved!

by Alina Larson

Peggy Frezon with a canine friend

Adopting a pooch can be an involved process. Pet expert Peggy Frezon tells you what you need to know before you start.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Motivational stories: Chris Carpenter's positive thinking to overcome injuries

Chris Carpenter's motivational story about overcoming his physical injuries with positive thinking to play the game he loved.

by Ron Berler

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