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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

After all the decorating, baking, wrapping and entertaining--an "aha" moment happened.

by Michelle Cox

How to help someone facing their first Christmas without a loved one.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

An artist's rendering of a pill bottle used to collect spare change

They learned that blindness in a child could be prevented with just a small donation, and they set out to make a difference.

by Eva Goertzen
, Three Hills, Alberta, Canada

Ways one family has celebrated the season over the years. 

by Michelle Cox

Australian hostage escapes into a policeman's arms

In the wake of a hostage situation in Australia, many Australians are standing up for what’s right and offering a hand to those who need it right now.

by Guideposts.org

Has God ever asked you to move out of your comfort zone? Were you afraid?

by Judy Royal Glenn

Edward Grinnan's dog Millie

Edward Grinnan celebrates his dog Millie's first birthday at her favorite NYC dog run.

Winky and Millie, who belong to Amy Wong and Edward Grinnan, respectively

Winky and Millie, who belong to Amy Wong and Edward Grinnan, respectively, take a tour of our offices and meet Guideposts staffers.

A mother homeschools her son.

Here are some practical tips for homeschooling using the PRAYER method.

by Julie Lavender
, Statesboro, Georgia

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

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