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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

A prayer held this family together and helped them survive

The inspiring story of a family who survived after their car was swept away by the Nashville flood tides.

by Colleen Coury
, Gallatin, Tennessee

I still wonder if we have understood that our best defense against evil is what the New Testament asks, no, requires of us: understanding, acceptance and love.

by Edward Grinnan

Tina Dunn

After September 11th, many Americans gave thanks to the heroic rescue workers. One EMT received something even more.

by Tina Dunn
, New York, New York

Tim Hammack's journey of faith led him to the least likely of places.

A gourmet chef's journey of faith leads him to a new job and a new outlook on life.

by Tim Hammack
, Richmond, California

Charity says her faith saved the day.

The inspiring story of a military-trained pilot who credits faith and patience with saving her life.

by Charity Gibson
, Chicamauga, Georgia

I knew nothing about cats when I got Lucy nine years ago. And I mean nothing. Fortunately, however, I knew to get her a breakaway collar.

by 4 Feline Fanatics

Mary Steenburgen's earth angels are the four-legged, furry kind!

Actress Mary Steenburgen knows that a dog can change your life. She's had two inspiring canine earth angels do just that!

by Mary Steenburgen
, Ojai, California

The stories are all different—very different. And the writers have different styles, different tones, different messages.

by Elizabeth Gold

Peggy Frezon and pets

It's back-to-school time! Here are five clues for determining if your pooch could use a lesson.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

I recently happened to leave a copy of Guideposts in a seatback pocket on an airplane, Air France Flight 10, from Paris to New York. One thing I’ve learned about Guideposts is that it travels well.

by Edward Grinnan

I still miss Lubya a lot but most of my energy and concern right now is focused on his sister Mimi—I've recently learned that cats grieve just like we do.

by 4 Feline Fanatics

Pets: Animal therapy heals patients

The health field has discovered the healing power of pets, from offering companionship to real medical benefits.

by Kat Rosenfield

Logan Morrison by Getty Images

Marlins rookie outfielder Logan Morrison gave his father a cherished gift with his major league hitting. This is their inspiring story of bonding over baseball and making it to the big leagues—together.

by Ron Berler

Ricky Scaggs

Ricky Scaggs knew he'd play Bluegrass music forever when Bill Monroe invited him on stage at age six. Read his inspiring story about following a dream.

by Ricky Skaggs
, Nashville, Tennessee

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