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

Scott Stephens poses with the board that is missing a shark-shaped chunk.

He thought it was a harbor seal. He was wrong. It was a shark. And it attacked. Now he had just minutes to live

by Scott Stephens
, Manila, California

This puppy showers her owner with kisses.

A puppy greets her owner with kisses and howls of joy when he returns after six months of being overseas. 


Elliot being nourished and loved by his mother.

With an underdeveloped lung and a hole in his heart, doctors didn't believe Eliot would make it past birth, but God had other plans.


Ask God to replace your human smell with his divine fragrance, so that you will be a witness of his sweetness everywhere you go.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Kevin and Yurtie reunited.

A homeless man's dying wish is granted when he's reunited with his dog.


Pat Allen (left) with her friend Tina Mitchell

Misfortune brought them together, but shared values and interests helped their friendship blossom.

by Pat Allen
, Larchmont, New York

Clark takes a breathtaking photo of a massive wave.

Clark Little shares his love of and passion for taking breathtaking photos of Waimea waves.


Ruuxa and Raina become unlikely friends.

When Ruuxa, a six-week-old cheetah, is abandoned by her mother, she makes friends with an unlikely companion.


Independence Day is the perfect occasion to express our gratitude to servicemen and women for their sacrifice and dedication.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

The Carlsons and their current pack, Francesca (left) and Leo

They were told their beloved Italian greyhound’s diabetes was untreatable. Then her husband had the strangest dream.

by Nancy Carlson
, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

This baby fox kisses a man's hand in gratitude.

Watch as this baby fox, whose head was stuck in a can, shows appreciation for the man who rescued him.


Words can be used to edify. To build. To speak truth and life. Or they can be used as tools of destruction. 

by Shawnelle Eliasen

You have to get a lockjaw of faith on whatever it is you’re trusting God to do in your life.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Marci Seither with her son Mark

This was my son’s idea of a great gift? To scare the dickens out of me?

by Marci Seither
, Vista, California

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