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

Once again this World Cup I have tried to get excited about soccer (don't call it football). I still prefer to watch paint dry.

by Edward Grinnan

A teenager helps an elderly man to use facebook.

Watch the trailer for Cyber-Seniors, a moving documentary about teenagers teaching their elders about social media.


This cat cuddles with the horse.

Two unlikely friends make their own little heaven on earth in this adorably intimate moment.


Andy Griffith

In this story from November 1996, the beloved actor shares how he came to rely on God's grace and the love of his wife as he battled a mysterious illness.

by Andy Griffith
, Manteo, North Carolina

She hadn't lost her faith in God, but she had lost her joy, and she had definitely lost her hope...

by Michelle Medlock Adams

This cat isn't moving despite the dog's efforts.

A hilarious montage of cats stealing dogs' beds and the funny ways dogs try to get them off.


Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Adams' picture of a baby deer

I literally stopped in my high-heeled tracks. For a moment, I experienced total joy. I just couldn’t believe my eyes!

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Kelly Kunik

I am not a diabetic. I am a person with diabetes. I can never forget that. I can’t let it define me either.

by Kelly Kunik
, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

A father shows his unconditional love.

Watch this Father's Day montage, created by Dove, of all the moving, funny, touching moments of fatherhood.


A young woman records a message in a handheld tape recorder.

Trapped in an elevator with a severe case of claustrophobia, she took the opportunity to record her feelings about her father.

by Lisa Leshaw
, Coram, New York

The American flag waving in a breeze

As we celebrate Flag Day on June 14, take time to thank God for our freedom and for those who have fought for it.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Max Lucado

In this excerpt from his book Dad Time, pastor and author Max Lucado recalls the day when he came to understand the steadfastness of his father's love.

by Max Lucado
, San Antonio, Texas

Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Medlock Adams and her father

I hope you have a father who loves you unconditionally, but even if you don’t, I have good news: You have a heavenly father who treasures you.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Van Varner with Edward Grinnan

If it wasn’t for horse racing–and Van Varner–I probably never would have come to Guideposts.

by Edward Grinnan

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