Personal Growth

Turning tragedy into triumph, dreams into reality. These are the stories we tell about everyday people like you who find success, fulfillment and happiness through spiritual growth and self-improvement. Our real life stories show that personal change comes from your courage, persistence and enthusiasm as well as from God’s grace.

Read on and be uplifted and motivated by stories of individuals who are positively transformed by events and life challenges. You’ll be inspired to change too!

Recent Personal Growth Stories

Lacie and Dee

Working at the nursing home wasn't the glamorous job I'd dreamed of. But it positively changed my life.

by Lacie Graf Hansen
, Rancho Cucamonga, California

How does listening interfere with listening? Let me explain how it happened to me in the midst of a very good sermon.

by 3 Guideposts.org Readers

Join me in my experiment. Let’s look at our attitude towards money.

by Anne Simpkinson

I have made the effort to keep God's love close whatever the circumstance. This past week it took the form a much beloved T-shirt.

by 3 Guideposts.org Readers

Who knew reading recipe books would be fun?

by 3 Guideposts.org Readers

I am learning to forgive myself when I don't stick to promises and to celebrate the progress I've made.

by 3 Guideposts.org Readers

Failure happens when you give up on your goal. Just start over!

by Anne Simpkinson

People that God puts in my life, whether momentarily or for a lifetime, are his way of providing strength and hope.

by 3 Guideposts.org Readers

I followed some advice from Guideposts.org readers.

by 3 Guideposts.org Readers

Like daily prayer and weekly worship, attentiveness is a spiritual discipline.

by 3 Guideposts.org Readers

If God is the Creator of all things then when we play an instrument, tell a story or crochet an afghan, we are emulating him.

by Anne Simpkinson

While I have been stressed and full of tears, I have a huge family of support to rely and immediately asked for prayers from them.

by 3 Guideposts.org Readers

Edward and Millie

Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan talks about meeting Norman Vincent Peale and the powerful impact it had on him.

by Edward Grinnan


Edward and Millie

Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan talks about taking that first step towards lasting change.

by Edward Grinnan


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