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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

Beach Boy Brian Wilson inspires a host of singers and musicians.

by Edward Grinnan

A young woman is stressed out in the workplace.

Learn the benefits of positive reinforcement on the job and other tips for getting the most out of your job, as told by a Gallup-poll researcher.

by Tom Rath
, Washington, D.C.

His love is abundant in the colors, smells and sights of autumn

by Michelle Cox

A dog with the right idea about how to approach life

by Peggy Frezon

Jeannette Doyle Parr

No matter what I tried, I couldn't lose those extra 100 pounds. Sometimes you have to start small to make a big difference.

by Jeannette Doyle Parr
, North Little Rock, Arkansas

Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me tells the story of the music legend's life and music, his battle with Alzheimer's disease and his 151-city "Goodbye Tour."

Glen Campbell

In this story from October 1994, the singer and his wife discuss how faith and prayer saved their marriage—and his life.

by Kim and Glen Campbell
, Phoenix, Arizona

Josh Sundquist

He’d always tried to be upbeat about his disability. Then one day nothing seemed funny.

by Josh Sundquist
, Arlington, Virginia

Leaving a career for motherhood forced a reckoning of true identity.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Finding God's fingerprints in everyday life

by Michelle Cox

When getting off track is a good thing

by Judy Royal Glenn

God speaks to us in many ways–sometimes even through a giraffe!

by Michelle Medlock Adams

It isn’t always easy. It isn’t always quick. But it's always worthwhile.

by Peggy Frezon

Veteran Jas Boothe in her Army uniform

Her non-profit organization, Final Salute, has helped over 300 homeless women vets and their children

by Brooke Obie
, Senior Digital Editor, Guideposts.org

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