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

Words can be used to edify. To build. To speak truth and life. Or they can be used as tools of destruction. 

by Shawnelle Eliasen

You have to get a lockjaw of faith on whatever it is you’re trusting God to do in your life.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Marci Seither with her son Mark

This was my son’s idea of a great gift? To scare the dickens out of me?

by Marci Seither
, Vista, California

Antoinette embraces her husband, Angelo

For a control freak like her, the tango was more than just a dance. And Angelo became more than just a partner.

by Antoinette Rainone
, Oradell, New Jersey

A group of adorable geese march across town.

A cute video of geese marching down a street in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.


Dave Hickman chats with Mary Ellen Suey, whose life he saved in 1955.

Watch as Dave Hickman is reunited with the woman he rescued when she was a newborn–58 years ago!


Nina Christensen

Nina Christensen knows how it feels to be out of work. Here's her advice on how to conduct a successful search for a new position.

by Nina Christensen
, Phoenix, Arizona

Nina Christensen with her cat, Déjà

It was a pitch-black night. Her cat was stuck and scared, and she knew just how the poor kitty felt.

by Nina Christensen
, Phoenix, Arizona

Matt Zeller with his friend and interpreter, Janis

His Afghani interpreter, Janis, saved his life. Now it was his turn to return the favor.

by Matt Zeller
, Arlington, Virginia

Matt Zeller (left) and Janis Shinwari

Meet Matt Zeller and Janis Shinwari who describe how they forged such a strong bond and what their shared mission is ere in the U.S. Read Matt's story!


Rick Hamlin

Guideposts executive editor Rick Hamlin discusses the fresh insights that can be gained when we read a contemporary translation of the Good Book, such as The Daily Life Bible.


Aretha Franklin

Listen as the Queen of Soul shows off her gospel roots in this inspiring 1999 rendition of a beloved hymn that dates back to the 1860s.


Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Medlock Adams with her husband

I kept praying for God to change him; turns out, I was part of the problem. Our marriage became more wonderful when I finally learned this.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Dillie rests comfortably in her new home.

When terminally ill Melanie Butera adopted a blind fawn, she didn't know they would be changing each other's lives.


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