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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

No inspirational or uplifting stories here. Just people complaining about how much work they have to do and how mad their bosses are at them.

by Edward Grinnan

Recipes: Grandmother passes on love of cooking

As a mother, then a grandmother, I’ve always hoped to pass on my love of cooking. So I felt especially blessed when my grandson showed interest.

by Pat Larson
, Columbus, Ohio

In the six and a half years she’s lived with me, Mimi has developed into a loving, chatty cat, a companion who has overcome her fearfulness and became truly related to those around her.

by 4 Feline Fanatics

Pet Stories: Doggie Water Rehab

Guideposts host Sharon Azar visits a unique veterinary rehabilitation facility and meets some very special pups.

Sara Engram and Katie Luber work together in the kitchen

A working mom discovers exciting flavors—and a new passion—in life.

by Sara Engram
, Baltimore, Maryland

This was a week of inspirational stories around the world—and at Guideposts.

by Edward Grinnan

Everyone needs a little time off once in a while, even the cat.

by 4 Feline Fanatics

The inspiring story of two adults with Down syndrome who fell in love and got married.

by Jessica Bloustein

Photo by Damion Reid

The inspiring story of how commitment became the new meaning for the Martime College football team, whose coach has been called to Afghanistan.

by Ron Berler

Peggy & Kelly

Halloween isn’t just fun for costumed kids—get your pet into the spirit too!

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

A cute cat video to brighten your day!

by 4 Feline Fanatics

We all agreed on prayer and the power of prayer, as well as healing, spiritual healing and healing prayers. Spiritual growth was another popular search term. Personal change was too.

by Edward Grinnan

Dad's two hooligan kitties brought us a little light in a dark time, just by doing what cats do.

by 4 Feline Fanatics

Trisha Yearwood relies on family recipes for Thanksgiving

Her first Thanksgiving away from home, the country star discovered that gratitude and tradition can travel far.

by Trisha Yearwood
, Owasso, Oklahoma

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