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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

Author Ptolemy Tompkins discusses what he thinks we mean to our pets.

Edward Grinnan asks author Ptolemy Tompkins what he thinks we mean to our pets.

Author Ptolemy Tompknis discusses why we dream about our deceased pets.

Guideposts editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan asks author Ptolemy Tompkins about dreaming of your pets after they die.

Author Ptolemy Tompkins talks about his book The Divine Life of Animals.

In these four videos, author Ptolemy Tompkins talks about his book "The Divine Life of Animals."

Cynthia's kitchen, after the tornado hit

A tornado may have destroyed her house, but it strengthened her faith.

by Cynthia Wood
, Wadena, Minnesota

Pets: Great gift advice for pet-loving moms!

If your mother loves pets, here are some great gift ideas for Mother's Day!

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Peggy and her dog

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month! Here is some advice to help you keep your pets safe and healthy.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

SAME Soup Kitchen owners share inspiring story

They wanted to feed the hungry in a new way. Their inspiring story shows how a soup kitchen can offer more than just food.

by Libby Birky
, Denver, Colorado

Taco recipe reunites family

A family, united by their love of tacos, learns to overcome their differences.

by Karen Hessen
, Forest Grove, Oregon

Kimmie Newton and her family

One mother, seven children and a tornado—one of those real life stories that shows how faith can help you stay strong.

by Kimmie Newton
, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Peggy Frezon and her dog

Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps are available at your local post office now!

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

An artist's rendering of pets in heaven

Ptolemy Tompkins aims to answer the universal question of whether our pets follow us in the afterlife.

by Ptolemy Tompkins
, New York, New York

Inspiring story of Jonas Brothers mom

Everyone knows the Jonas Brothers. Now meet their mom, Denise, who shares some tips on how to raise happy kids in this inspiring story.

by Denise Jonas
, Dallas, Texas

Nolan Ryan's inspiring story of baseball success

The inspiring story behind this baseball Hall of Famer’s winning ways

by Tim Wendel

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