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

Prone to panic attacks, Jane Stern conquers fear by facing it for others as an EMT.

by Kathryn Slattery
, New Canaan, Connecticut

Inspiring story of military wife

After a serious injury in Iraq, this soldier needed his wife. Her inspiring story shows the strength it took to help him heal.

by Tonia Sargent
, Oceanside, California

All Mitch could do was wait…and pray.

Firefighters fighting the California wildfires find themselves trapped with only hope and faith to sustain them.

by Mitch Kahn
, San Clemente, California

Pasta recipes: Wife learns to make husband authentic Italian dish

When she found out that her Italian husband's favorite pasta recipe was lasagna made from scratch, she panicked, but then his aunt gave her a quicker option. 

by Joyce Nutta
, Celebration, Florida

You'll be moved by the Inspiring story of blind soldier Scotty Smiley.

He was permanently blinded by a car bomb in Iraq. Now this Army Captain and his wife would face—and conquer—their biggest foe.

by Scotty Smiley
, Durham, North Carolina

Claire Guthrie, her son Michael and dog Rosie

In this excerpt from His Mysterious Ways, a rescue dog is the answer to a young mother’s prayers.

by Claire Guthrie
, Manassas Park, Virginia

An artist's rendering of an angel ministering to a group of animals

Ptolemy Tompkins explores the bond between humans and animals that allows them to communicate without language.

by Ptolemy Tompkins
, New York, New York

Kathryn Slattery and her father

The flag meant so much to my war veteran father. His patriotism was inspiring to me.

by Kathryn Slattery
, New Canaan, Connecticut

Woman finds weight-loss solution

I was hooked on quick-fix diets and embarrassed every time I gained back all the weight. Until I found a long-term solution...and the self-improvement I was looking for.

by Jane Shukitis
, Spencerport, New York

Edith Felasco's inspiring story of first job at 68

Edith Felasco was ready for a change. Read her inspiring story about joining the workforce at age 68.

by Alina Larson

Motivational story about cancer survivor

A motivational story about one breast cancer survivor who realized she was never really living before she was diagnosed.

by Gayla Ross
, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Inspirational stories: Maria Menounos

Her job takes her all over the world, but TV journalist Maria Menounos knows how important it is to stay connected with family—especially her diabetic dad.

by Maria Menounos
, Los Angeles, California

Motivational stories: Paralyzed man heals body and mind with yoga

This motivational story about a paralyzed man's journey toward healing may surprise you.

by Matthew Sanford
, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Inspiring story of man who donated his kidney to a stranger

He decided to give his kidney to someone he had never met—an act of God's love between two strangers.

by Alina Larson

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