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

A doctor makes a toddler giggle even as he gives him a shot.
This pediatrician makes a toddler giggle even as he gives him a shot.

Kathryn DiMaria does some welding on her 1986 Pontiac Fiero.

Fourteen-year-old Kathryn DiMaria bought a 1986 Pontiac Fiero two years ago and is rebuilding it herself with an eye toward having it road-ready by her 16th birthday.


With fear mounting around the Ebola outbreak, the virus of exclusion can be as deadly as any.

by Edward Grinnan

Television personality Monty Hall

In this story from September 1975, the popular game show host celebrates his mother's legacy of love.

by Monty Hall


Thoughts turn to God for a Cubs fan in Dodger-land. Was she too quiet in the stands? Or was she willing to be heckled for her beliefs? Are you?

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Roberta Messner with Spanky

My dog has been with me through everything–illness, my husband leaving, my parents dying. I couldn't lose him now.

by Roberta Messner
, Huntington, West Virginia

The dolphin approaches the beckoning diver.

A Bottlenose dolphin seeks assistance in detaching a fishing line from its fin.


Travis Pratt auditions for "America's Got Talent"

Travis Pratt's "America's Got Talent" audition will amaze you, and you'll want to have some tissues ready for the emotional end of the video.


Our timing is not always God’s timing. Actually, our timing is almost never God’s timing–take it from Noah...

by Michelle Medlock Adams

A guitarist in Africa takes part in a recording of "La Bamba."

A beloved song is given an around-the-world treatment as musicians in many nations join in to perform it.


Grant (left) and his father stroll together through a sun-drenched meadow.

After the childhood he had, he vowed never to talk to his father again. And he almost didn’t.

by Grant Phillips
, Plymouth, Minnesota

An artist's rendering of a young woman being wooed by various suitors

She was a 14-year-old tomboy bookworm. What could she possibly have in common with her glamorous new stepmom?

by Kelly Ann Riley
, Somerville, Alabama

When did you first discover Guideposts? For editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan, it was just in time.

by Edward Grinnan

Baby swans float along on their mother's back.
Watch a batch of adorable cygnets hitch a ride on the back of their very accommodating mama.

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