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

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

Houston resident Charlie George and his wife

Watch as a Houston man, struggling to remain active as he battles leukemia, receives an unexpected boost from his neighbors.


Steve Allen

In this story from November 1981, the multi-talented television star reflects on the therapeutic effects of thankfulness.

by Steve Allen


A musical mutt and his human pal

You'll get a chuckle out of this pooch, who just can't resist joining in as his human friend plays a tune.


Aubrey Lethbridge

A first-time filmmaker tells the story of former enemies who forged a bond playing amputee soccer in war-torn Liberia.

by Aubrey Lethbridge
, Brooklyn, New York

Sulo hand-feeds one of his bears.

Meet the Finnish earth angel known as "Bearman," who looks after orphan brown bears.


Martha Williamson sits at her desk, smiling as she writes a letter.

Has the handwritten letter gone the way of the horse and buggy? Don’t tell TV producer Martha Williamson that.

by Martha Williamson
, Los Angeles, California

Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Medlock Adams with author Michelle Cox

Someday you'll miss tucking your children into bed, kneeling down to pray with them, hearing their footsteps and laughter...

by Michelle Medlock Adams

A woman passes by a homeless person, not recognizing that it's her sister.

This social experiment might well inspire you to examine your own attitudes and behaviors toward the less fortunate.


Ben Pierce experiences his first Van Gogh painting in the company of his mother.

Watch as a nine-year-old with rapidly deteriorating vision tries to see as many memorable sights as possible–while he can.


Fred Rogers

In this story from September 1980, television's "Mr. Rogers" shares the story of a grandfather who helped him believe in himself.

by Fred Rogers
, with Kathryn Brinckerhoff

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