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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

Edward Grinnan of Guideposts

A special issue of Guideposts honors the fourth of July with stories of hope and faith.

by Edward Grinnan

The secrets to John Wooden's success

A writer interviews basketball coaching legend John Wooden in hopes of finding the secret to his success.

by Leonard E. Le Sourd

Rick Hamlin

Guideposts executive editor Rick Hamlin tells an inspirational story about his father, in honor of Father's Day.

Motivational stories: His friends gave him hope

He got bullied because of his disabilities—but there were two people who knew he could succeed.

by Brock Hibbs
, Weatherford, Texas

NASCAR racer Dan Wheldon, holding his newborn son

Meet two-time Indy 500 champion Dan Wheldon, who talks about the joys of fatherhood.

Pets: Peggy Frezon and her dog

Pet expert Peggy Frezon shares some advice for dealing with ticks and bugs during the springtime.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Sonia Lopatukhin

An outgoing woman tries to reach out to her frosty neighbors.

by Sonia Lopatukhin
, Boynton Beach, Florida

Guy Fieri and his father

Chef Guy Fieri talks about why his father is his greatest inspiration.

by Guy Fieri
, Food Network

Lance the Super Dog

The inspiring story of a disabled dog whose zest for life can lift the spirits of everyone around him.

by Claudia Stinchi
, Miami, Florida

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

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