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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 of dog named Cheeseburger helping woman find peace

An inspiring story about a homeless man, his dog named Cheeseburger and how they helped one woman on a hot August day.

by Marion Bond West
, Watkinsville, Georgia

'Mutts' comic creator inspired by his dog, Earl

Patrick McDonnell created his cartoon based on the wisdom and joy he found in his own cat and dog.

by Nina Hämmerling Smith

Reba McEntire's inspiring story about pursuing music

The country music artist and actor almost didn't pursue a singing career. Read her inspiring story to find out why she changed her mind.

by Reba McEntire
, Nashville, Tennessee

Inspiring story of Rosanne Cash

The inspiring story of why Johnny Cash's daughter wanted to play her own way

And don't miss Rosanne Cash singing "500 Miles".

Advice for people with overweight cats

Pet expert Peggy Frezon shares advice for helping keep your cat at a healthy weight.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Rosanne Cash sings "500 Miles"

Johnny Cash's daughter sings a popular folk song for the Guideposts audience.

Watch Rick Hamlin interview Rosanne Cash about being a singer and songwriter and what she learned from her father.

Inspiring story of Nicole and Damien

Damien and Nicole were on a mission to lose weight. Little did they know they'd find love too.

by Megan Cherkezian

Betty Carmack and a furry friend

The death of a beloved pet can present a challenge. Here are some tips to help you deal with your grief.

by Evan Miller

a dog paw holding hands with a woman.

In this excerpt from Angels in Disguise, a furry gift from heaven saves a woman's life.

by Lynn Seely

Teach your dog his daily prayers!

With a little training, you can teach your dog to pray. Just follow these simple instructions.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Hope and faith helped her cope with the truth

One of those real life stories that's hard to believe—but hope and faith helped her cope with the truth and discover her purpose.

by Lisa Van Ryn
, Caledonia, Michigan

Lance Armstrong's inspiring story about beating cancer

Lance Armstrong wasn't about to let cancer get in the way of his passion: bike racing. His inspiring story describes his uphill climb back to good health.

by Lance Armstrong
, Austin, Texas

Everest climber Lori Schneider talks about how the mountains stir her soul.

Everest climber Lori Schneider talks about how the mountains stir her soul.


Pets: 5 things to know before getting a guinea pig

5 things to know before getting one of these lovable little furballs

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

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