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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

Inspiring story: Flaxseed saved their farm

Their family farm was failing. What would save them? Read this inspiring story to find out.

by Esther Hylden
, Park River, North Dakota

Phil Keoghan's real life stories

Ever wonder what The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan's life is like? He shares real life stories and adventures with us!

by Phil Keoghan
, Los Angeles, California

Guideposts editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan

The real life childhood story that helped Edward Grinnan remember his mother's birthday

by Edward Grinnan
, New York City, New York

Therapy Dog with Students

How an inexplicable series of events and a therapy dog helped give a troubled little boy new hope.

by Lori Shaw
, Farwell, Michigan

Keep your pets cool this summer

Pets can overheat easily in hot summer weather. Pet expert Peggy Frezon has some advice for helping to keep them cool.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

The inspiring stories of three women raise money and their spirits...one step at a time.

by Leslie Kramer

Motivational stories: Running or walking for cures

8 tips on how to make charity fundraising fun and get everybody involved!

by Alina Larson

Peggy Frezon with a canine friend

Adopting a pooch can be an involved process. Pet expert Peggy Frezon tells you what you need to know before you start.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Motivational stories: Chris Carpenter's positive thinking to overcome injuries

Chris Carpenter's motivational story about overcoming his physical injuries with positive thinking to play the game he loved.

by Ron Berler

A pet lizard was the answer to a daily prayer

The pet lizard that crawled into her son's life was the answer to a daily prayer, but it was the last answer this mom expected.

by Chana Keefer
, Santa Clarita, California

James and his success as a Renaissance Man

A man looking for work finds it in an unexpected place—at a Renaissance Faire!

by James Schwenk
, Myerstown, Pennsylvania

Paul Young tells inspiring story behind "The Shack"

His wife found out and he thought his life was over. But with hope and faith, this best-selling author found the strength to heal.

by Paul Young
, Portland, Oregon

Dolly Parton's inspiring story

Where does Dolly Parton feel most at home? Where she grew up in the Smoky Mountains. Read her inspiring story to find out more about the country singer's green roots.

by Dolly Parton
, Nashville, Tennessee

Success story: Betsy with her canine pals

Petfinder.com founder Betsy Saul recounts the story of how the famous pet-matching online site became a success.

by Betsy Saul
, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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