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

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


Creativity abounds!

A former marketing executive finds her true calling in life.

by Chandra Greer
, Chicago, Illinois

Sometimes listening is very hard work; especially when there are multiple voices vying for my attention. 

by 3 Guideposts.org Readers

I need fun dinner ideas for two teenage girls!

by 3 Guideposts.org Readers

The key to success

He started running for his health. Little did he know it would change his life.

by Thad McLaurin
, Greensboro, North Carolina

How someone, who feels so undeserving and indeed handicapped with a debilitating stutter, manages nonetheless to find his voice

by Anne Simpkinson

What if a vacation in a beautiful place could help you with your resolution?

by Alina Larson

This week in particular has been more about spiritual progress than healthy eating and exercising.

by 3 Guideposts.org Readers

I've heard it said that if you truly intend to keep a resolution, you need to tell someone else what you've resolved to do.

by 3 Guideposts.org Readers

My kids are having fun with my resolution...

by 3 Guideposts.org Readers

A personal shield is a very simple, graphic illustration of four areas of self-knowledge: what you do well, what you like to do, what makes you happy and what makes you feel safe.

by Anne Simpkinson

Two situations occurred at work last week that challenged me in both areas of my resolutions.

by 3 Guideposts.org Readers

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