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

Jeff Parness and New York Says Thank You

After September 11, a father and son take action and create an organization that gives back to communities ravaged by disaster.

by Jeff Parness
, New York, New York

Michael Hingson and Roselle

His guide dog led him from the crumbling towers. She also led him to a new life

by Michael Hingson
, Novato, California

A poster for The Song featuring Alan Powell and Ali Faulkner

This music-driven love story is a lesson on forgiveness and the bonds of marriage.

by Jessica Toomer
, United States

Tony Cicoria at the piano

Having survived a lightning strike, Tony Cicoria was inexplicably inspired to take up the piano. Listen as he plays a piece that came to him in a dream. Read Tony's story!

Tony Cicoria at the piano

A man struck by lightning is haunted by a piece of music such as he'd never heard. Was it divine inspiration?

by Tony Cicoria
, Oneonta, New York

Actor Karl Malden

In this story from April 1975, the popular star of The Streets of San Francisco shares his secret for finding calm in the midst of a hectic day.

by Karl Malden
, Los Angeles, California

Oprah Winfrey and Ali MacGraw

[EXCLUSIVE CLIP] The stunning actress speaks on what went wrong in her three marriages 

Keshia Knight Pulliam smiles for the camera

The actress is partnering with ASPiRE TV to help empower and inspire young girls.

by Jessica Toomer
, New York, NY

A tomato teaches a sister about God's perfect timing!

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Mrs. Flexer is embraced by one of her former students.

Have some tissues handy as a first-grade teacher, retiring after 41 years on the job, is honored by dozens of her current and former students.

How to handle a stressful situation with grace, dignity and love

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro

Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro shows off his famous bakery, and the community that inspired it. 

A poster for the movie 'Tracks' depicting camels being led through the desert.

[REVIEW] Tracks, a new film starring Mia Wasikowska, tells the true story of a 1,700-mile journey through the outback. 

by Jessica Toomer
, New York City, New York

Sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey pose with a microphone

Sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey's awesome rendition of The Star Spangled Banner

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