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

Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Medlock Adams' niece Mandy

When I think about Mandy’s struggle to conceive or the miracle that followed, I am reminded that God’s Word is alive...

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Jackie Surls and Gunner

Doctors tell lupus patients to avoid stress, but stress didn’t avoid her. That’s where a white and fluffy pooch came in.

by Jackie Surls
, Austin, Texas

A huddle of baby Meerkats

This photographer has the best job ever–he's paid to watch, play with and photograph baby Meerkats in the wild! Totally awwww-some!

Brian Robinson

He was a major overachiever, but he was also a major overspender. And it was ruining his life

by Brian Robinson
, New York, New York

Sarah Drew, star of Grey's Anatomy and Moms' Night Out

The Grey's Anatomy star, a mother in real life and in Moms' Night Out, talks about the film and what she hopes its impact will be. Read Sarah's Guideposts story!

Wayne Worden on his motorcyle

Vietnam vet Wayne Worden was finally welcomed home when he rode his motorcycle from California to the annual Rolling Thunder rally in Washington, D.C.

Wayne Worden on his motorcyle

Today our armed forces are being welcomed home warmly. But he fought in Vietnam, a war most people wanted to forget.

by Wayne Worden
, Auburn, California

A smiling Adrian Drinkard holds a tray of small banana puddings.

She quickly learned that the way to a businessman's heart was through his stomach.

by Adrian Drinkard
, Thomasville, Alabama

Jon Gordon

The motivational speaker and author shares a story that illustrates how much we gain by giving away.

by Jon Gordon
, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Jesus Saves sign over buildings in Los Angeles

Anytime I have lost my way, all I’ve had to do is look up and find Jesus. He is my compass.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Michelangelo's Pietà

Jesus had been a boy like me. And he loved his mother as hungrily as I Ioved mine.

by Edward Grinnan

Wanda Rosseland holding jars of apricot jam

Summer just wasn't the summer with apricots to can, but an unlikely source came to her rescue.

by Wanda Rosseland
, Circle, Montana

Wanda Rosseland

How giving up chocolate for Lent changed her life.

by Wanda Rosseland
, Circle, Montana

Nanette Fabray

In this story from August 1963,  the singer, dancer and actress explains how God is still at work on her imperfections.

by Nanette Fabray

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