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

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


Kevin Durant at his MVP press conference

Watch Kevin Durant's heartwarming and inspiring acceptance speech upon being named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the 2013-14 season. Read Kevin's story!


Edward Reid on Britain's Got Talent

Hilarious! Watch this man turn the most familiar childhood songs into a ballad, and laugh along with the unsuspecting judges!


Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Medlock Adams' daughter Allyson as child

Help me, Lord, to see things as Allyson does, I prayed. Help me to be quick to notice the good things you’ve done.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

In this story from July 1983, the star of The F.B.I. and 77 Sunset Strip recalls when he learned that he could rely on God to provide for him.

by Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
, as told to Regina Walker McCally

Father-daughter wedding dance

This father of the bride more than keeps up with his daughter in their entertaining dance medley.  


Mona Lisa's hands holding one of Cindy's painted tote bags

She'd always hoped her art would someday hang in the Louvre–and it did, in unlikely fashion.

by Cindy Barnwell
, Savannah, Georgia

Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Medlock Adams and her daughter Abby

I dropped a ball, and I felt awful about it. My daughter forgave me, and I asked God to help me forgive myself...

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Millie leading Guideposts editor in chief Edward Grinnan up Squaw Peak Trail

Today I am truly grateful for the crisp bright May morning when the sun cuts through the spring chill...

by Edward Grinnan

Marion Bond West

She’d never really liked her face. But then she’d never really looked at it, either

by Marion Bond West
, Watkinsville, Georgia

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