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

Dolly Parton's lovely portrait

The beloved singer and actress has certainly achieved more than her share of dreams, and now she shares with her fans how they can achieve theirs. Read Dolly's story!

Carol Burnett

In this story from October 1977, the beloved comedienne shares the story of a mysterious stranger who helped kickstart her career.

by Carol Burnett

Dolly Parton

Big prayers, big goals and a big heart have all played a role in her rise to superstardom, and the wisdom of Norman Vincent Peale helped, too!

by Dolly Parton
, Nashville, Tennessee

Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Medlock Adams and friend Cecil Stokes

"So I know this may be a silly question," he said, "but have you prayed for God to heal your back?"

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Sophy Burnham

Read true stories of angelic pet experiences in this excerpt from The Best Angel Stories 2014.

by Sophy Burnham

Two women talking, from the cover of Divine Stories of the Yahweh Sisterhood

No matter how long you have to wait or how discouraged you may feel, stay in faith and trust that God has it all worked out.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Lynn Redgrave with daughter Annabel

It was the most challenging role of Lynn Redgrave's life: cancer survivor.

by Mary Ann O'Roark

Jeremy with his friend and protector, Tara

Watch as a heroic cat stands up to a much larger dog, coming to the rescue of a little boy whose family she lives with.

Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Medlock Adams' friends Susan and Schalen

Through tears, she declared, "I will not fear. God is in control. She is healed in Jesus' name!"

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Paddy and Nico dancing

Watch this woman of a certain age, who proves that "you can't help getting older but you don't have to get old!"

Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Medlock Adams' mother, Marion

My sister tells me about Mom in heaven, and how we’ll always keep the legacy of love alive in our family...

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Jon Gordon

Author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon shares an encounter he had with a remarkable young cancer patient.

by Jon Gordon
, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

It was a spiritual act, a practice of humility, a way for my mother to say that even in our humblest choices we can honor God.

by Edward Grinnan

cockapoo running in the grass

Who knew a fluffly cockapoo could mend a woman's broken heart?

by Marilyn A. Gelman

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