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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

Mrs. Laird (center) and some of her former fourth-grade students reunite.

“Imagine how you would feel, alone in a country where you don’t have family or friends,” she said to her class.

by Johnna Laird
, Fremont, California

Easy-to-make paper poinsettias

Diana Aydin demonstrates how to make paper poinsettias for your home or to share with friends. Read Johnna Laird's story about sending these flowers to a soldier in Afghanistan!

Ruby Holt on the beach for the first time

The non-profit organization granted Ruby Holt's wish to see the ocean for the first time

by Guideposts

At Callaway Gardens, the beauty found in God’s nature can be seen everywhere you look.

by Judy Royal Glenn

The story of a dog who just won't stand for a leaky roof or dripping faucet

by Edward Grinnan

sad woman

Here are some ways to recognize despair in your loved ones.

by Sophia Franklin, LCSW

Robert Duvall

In this story from April 1998, the acclaimed actor reveals how playing a preacher impacted his spiritual life.

by Robert Duvall

Do you believe in angel dogs? If not, you will after reading Gabriel's story.

by Peggy Frezon

A family adopts grandparents for Thanksgiving–and everyone is blessed!

by Michelle Cox

Even if you're not a morning person, a little praise first thing goes a long way.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Celebrating a beloved aunt who once gargled with Chanel No. 5!

by Michelle Cox

The miraculous Monarch butterfly. Photo by Judy Royal Glenn.

Imagine something weighing less than 1/5 of a penny flying up to 2500 miles!

by Judy Royal Glenn

When it comes to a pile of autumn leaves, dogs know what's best.

by Peggy Frezon

The ZimZum of Love book cover photo

The husband-and-wife founders of Mars Hill Bible Church want us to rethink Christian partnership

by Brooke Obie

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