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

Former American Idol star Brooke White stars in a new made-for-TV movie about personal growth.

by Jessica Bloustein

Who says that resolutions only have to start on January 1?

by Anne Simpkinson

Meet three Guideposts.org readers who will be sharing their journeys in 2011.

by 3 Guideposts.org Readers

In the spirit of supporting your 2011 resolutions, I found a couple resources that might help or inspire you.

by Anne Simpkinson

Jill and Mark Savage talk about finding happiness by spending less

How to spend less and get more out of life—a guide to personal growth and self-improvement!

by Jill and Mark Savage
, Bloomington, Illinois

I’d like to wish you a very merry and holy holiday by sharing two Christmas music videos.

by Anne Simpkinson

David paints angels in his folk art

An artist keeps his dream of painting for a living alive through motivation and prayer. 

by David Harden
, Columbus, Ohio

Advice for making New Year's resolutions

How to keep your new year’s resolutions—and achieve your goals in 2011—really!

by Alina Larson


Take the word of someone who knows, New Year’s Resolutions can work.

by Anne Simpkinson

What's the secret ingredient in religion that makes people happier?

by Anne Simpkinson

Nancy Travis' newest TV movie may be a great suggestion for some quality family time.

by Jessica Bloustein

Worried about tempting holiday treats? Here are some suggestions to help you through the tastiest time of year.

by Anne Simpkinson

Christmas ornaments

Her oldest son was heading off to college soon. Christmas seemed bittersweet.

by Shawnelle Eliasen
, Port Byron, Illinois

Check out these sources for sound advice and tips on smart eating over the holidays.

by Anne Simpkinson

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