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

Matt Zeller with his friend and interpreter, Janis

His Afghani interpreter, Janis, saved his life. Now it was his turn to return the favor.

by Matt Zeller
, Arlington, Virginia

Matt Zeller (left) and Janis Shinwari

Meet Matt Zeller and Janis Shinwari who describe how they forged such a strong bond and what their shared mission is ere in the U.S. Read Matt's story!

Rick Hamlin

Guideposts executive editor Rick Hamlin discusses the fresh insights that can be gained when we read a contemporary translation of the Good Book, such as The Daily Life Bible.

Aretha Franklin

Listen as the Queen of Soul shows off her gospel roots in this inspiring 1999 rendition of a beloved hymn that dates back to the 1860s.

Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Medlock Adams with her husband

I kept praying for God to change him; turns out, I was part of the problem. Our marriage became more wonderful when I finally learned this.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Dillie rests comfortably in her new home.

When terminally ill Melanie Butera adopted a blind fawn, she didn't know they would be changing each other's lives.

Zoey embraces grandma with open arms.

Watch the reaction of Zoey, a pet monkey, to Grandma's return. Warning: She screeches with delight.

Once again this World Cup I have tried to get excited about soccer (don't call it football). I still prefer to watch paint dry.

by Edward Grinnan

A teenager helps an elderly man to use facebook.

Watch the trailer for Cyber-Seniors, a moving documentary about teenagers teaching their elders about social media.

This cat cuddles with the horse.

Two unlikely friends make their own little heaven on earth in this adorably intimate moment.

Andy Griffith

In this story from November 1996, the beloved actor shares how he came to rely on God's grace and the love of his wife as he battled a mysterious illness.

by Andy Griffith
, Manteo, North Carolina

She hadn't lost her faith in God, but she had lost her joy, and she had definitely lost her hope...

by Michelle Medlock Adams

This cat isn't moving despite the dog's efforts.

A hilarious montage of cats stealing dogs' beds and the funny ways dogs try to get them off.

Inspirational Stories blogger Michelle Adams' picture of a baby deer

I literally stopped in my high-heeled tracks. For a moment, I experienced total joy. I just couldn’t believe my eyes!

by Michelle Medlock Adams

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