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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

Kregg Grippo with some of his crew of volunteers

Sneak Peek: An inspiring story of good will excerpted from The Joys of Christmas 2014.

by Kregg Grippo
, Scotia, New York

Beth Howard holds her Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Pie.

From The Joys of Christmas 2014: She wanted to spend the holiday season on her own. The town had another idea.

by Beth Howard
, Eldon, Iowa

A slice of Beth's Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Pie

The distinctive spices of chai tea set this recipe apart, blending the familiar with the exotic in an appealing way.

by Beth Howard
, Eldon, Iowa

An artist's rendering of a family gathered at a candlelight service

From The Joys of Christmas 2014: The four of them looked like a complete family. There was no place for her anymore...or was there?

by Cary Leigh Poe
, Front Royal, Virginia

Glen Campbell plays guitar

Famed country artist Glen Campbell's wife shares more about the singer's new documentary and his brave battle with Alzheimer's. 

David Suchet as Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot

From The Joys of Christmas 2014: She passed on the DVDs of her late husband's favorite show, but a Christmas miracle placed them in her hands after all.

by Nadine Colgan
, Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Francine Bryson poses with some of her delectable creations.
From The Joys of Christmas 2014: Step into the kitchen of Francine Bryson, America’s best-loved amateur baker!
by Francine Bryson
, Pickens, South Carolina

Glen Campbell's wife, Kim, on caring for a husband with Alzheimer's

by Edward Grinnan

Mark Hapka in 23 Blast

The sports-themed film tells the true story of blind high school football star Travis Freeman. 

by Jessica Toomer
, New York, NY

Bing Crosby sings in a scene from "White Christmas."

Enjoy this montage of America's favorite crooner singing Irving Berlin's beloved holiday favorite!

Grammy and Dove Award-winning singer Ashley Cleveland

From The Joys of Christmas 2014: Her mother had a unique plan for handling her teenage rebellion, for which singer Ashley Cleveland is now very grateful.

by Ashley Cleveland
, Franklin, Tennessee

Live Laugh Love

These three words remind one woman of what a healthy, happy life should be.

by Arfa Syed

Do you have loved ones who need to meet God?

by Michelle Cox

You're never too old to cuddle a baby duck, goat or bunny

by Peggy Frezon

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