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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

A pig-tailed girl in a wheelchair with a fleeve blanket covering her lap

She wanted to bring a bit of warmth to folks who could use it—and she knew just how to do it.

by Lisa Bannister
, Erie, Pennsylvania

An artist's rendering of an envelope with a note in it

A family tradition of doing favors blossoms into a website that promotes small kindnesses.

by Jennifer Van Hulle
, Tacoma, Washington

An artist's rendering of a Little Free Library

They wanted to share their love of reading with others, and a little research turned up the perfect solution.

by Eileen Peters
, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Pearl Huber

One Christmas her children wanted to know how they could help the homeless. Twenty years later they’re still helping.

by Pearl Huber
, Encino, California

Photo of Melissa d'Arabian as she shares food tips from her cookbook

The Food Network host and author of Supermarket Healthy shares strategies for meal planning and food shopping.


Melissa and Philippe with (l-r) Océane, Margaux, Charlotte and Valentine

If there’s one thing that’s closer to this Food Network star’s heart than family-friendly recipes, it’s preventing the tragedy that struck her own family.

by Melissa d'Arabian
, as told to Celeste McCauley, Senior Editor

Tavis Smiley is the host of a weekly talk show on PBS.

The most important lesson I learned came from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Tavis Smiley
, Los Angeles, California

A friendship coach offers 5 tips on finding time to be with your best buddies this year.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Because God loves all His creation, it’s wonderful to think that animals were there too.

by Peggy Frezon

Celebrating all the good things that snow brings

by Judy Royal Glenn

It's not the games or sweets or even the gifts, it's all about family being together.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

A wooden Christmas ornament shows the animals in the stable at Jesus' birth.

by Judy Royal Glenn

A young widow discovers healing on a cold winter day.

by Michelle Cox

Ingrid Michaelson

Emma Fulenwider's engineer boyfriend likes things just so. When he decided to propose to her, he spent a year learning to play this song on the ukulele. Read Emma's story!


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