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

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

Ms. Baseball is a success!

Play softball, was the advice she always got. Baseball's for boys. But Shawna had other plans.

by Alina Larson

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

Inspiring story of foster mom encouraging daughter

She was my mother, grandmother, teacher and so much more.

by Victoria Rowell
, Los Angeles, California

Good foods for your heart

Laughter, chocolate and wine can lead to a healthier and happier heart.

by Jessica C. Kraft
, San Francisco, California

Tim Bendall

Created in the 1800s by a hunter with limited ingredients to work with, Brunswick Stew has become a culinary institution in southeastern Virginia.

by Tim Bendall
, Prince George, Virginia

Deanna Favre's survival story of breast cancer

There are many survival stories about breast cancer, but this one is about Deanna Favre's public battle with the deadly disease.

by Deanna Favre
, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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