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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 little boy with a bug

Rather than fight the inevitable interruptions to our homeschool day, I learned to prevent them when I can and embrace them when I can’t.

by Julie Lavender
, Statesboro, Georgia

Jack O'Connell as Louis Zamperini in Unbroken

With an A-List director and award-worthy performances, Louis Zamperini's story of faith and redemption finally gets its big screen debut. 

by Jessica Toomer
, New York, NY

Avoid a Merry Christmas meltdown with these easy decorating strategies.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

A woman on the beach with outstretched hands at dawn

Refraining from eating or drinking for a period of time is an act of worship that is good for your soul

by Brooke Obie

A birthday made memorable by the parting of a friend.

by Edward Grinnan

8 ways to protect your tree from curious paws and noses.

by Peggy Frezon

Louis Zamperini for the WSJ

The children of Louis Zamperini share why their father's story is one of faith and redemption.


by Jessica Toomer
, New York, NY

There are lights all around us this season, but only one that really counts.

by Judy Royal Glenn

Photo of Daniel Rodriguez in an Interview with Guideposts

The NYC tenor, known the world over as "The Singing Policeman," shares how he came to understand his calling. Listen as Daniel sings "O Holy Night."

Tera Carissa Hodges

These tips will help you see singleness as a gift from God

by Tera Carissa Hodges
, Atlanta, GA

With pets as presents, planning makes all the difference.

by Peggy Frezon

Do you ask God for things and then nudge Him to move things along at your pace?

by Michelle Cox

Sally with baby daughter Zoe. Photo courtesy Sally Hall.

How a hospital room began to look—and feel—a lot like Christmas

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Peggy Frezon and her dogs

These tips will help you honor your beloved pet and process your loss.

by Peggy Frezon

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