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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

Tammie Temple (left) and Julie Hadden

Tammie Temple wanted to lose weight. But her total transformation turned this motivational story into much more.

by Tammie Temple
, Start, Louisiana

Author and pastor Joel Osteen discusses the importance of having a dream.

Pastor and author Joel Osteen says that even when we think we've lost our dream, there are seeds of greatness in all of us.

Pastor and author Joel Osteen discusses his books and his approach to living a f

In this series of nine videos, pastor and author Joel Osteen sits down with Guideposts to discuss his books and his approach to living a faithful life.

Inspirational stories: War vet pilot flies wounded home to families

This vet knew what it felt like to just want to go home. With a little hope and faith—and many other pilots—he was able to reunite the wounded with their families.

by Walter Fricke
, St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Diane Sawyer's motivational story about being a journalist

In this story from March 1986, the newswoman and broadcaster shares the story about how she decided to make journalism her career.

by Diane Sawyer

Colleen Hughes tells of two boys who were skeptical of the existence of Santa.

Colleen Hughes shares a story about two boys who were skeptical of the existence of Santa.

Inspiring story of Northview Marching Knights seeing rainbows after death

The inspiring story of the Northview Marching Knights coming together after one student's death.

by Alina Larson

Giving thanks for our pets

Pet expert Peggy Frezon has five reasons to be thankful for our furry friends this Thanksgiving.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Author Mitch Albom

Why author Mitch Albom spent a night in a homeless shelter

Rosemarie Jeanpierre

The inspiring story of a woman determined to lose weight. Faith helped her succeed…and run a marathon.

by Rosemarie Jeanpierre
, Los Angeles, California

Swine Flu and your pets

Pet expert Peggy Frezon lists facts and myths about pets and the risk of getting swine flu.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

The inspiring tale of one dog's amazing journey home.

His dog had run away and now his grandson was off to war. Where would he find faith during the holiday season?

by Denny Distin
, Greenbrier, Arkansas

Don Larsen on the mound pitching his miracle game

Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series was the first post-season no-hitter in all of baseball's history. Read his inspiring story.

by Don Larsen
, Hayden Lake, Idaho

Have a pet-friendly Halloween!

Pet expert Peggy Frezon has some advice for keeping your pets safe on Halloween.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

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