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Stories Of Hope

      Guideposts co-founder and best-selling author Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
      once turned around the old saying, “Where there is life there is hope,”
      to “Where there is hope there is life.” Why did he do this? Because, as
      he put it, “You’re never beaten down as long as you have hope.”

      The real-life stories of hope here show how individuals in desperate
clung to a glimmer of hope and were richly rewarded. Read on
      and discover the message 
of hope in these truly inspiring stories.






Recent Stories of Hope

Nancy and Sherial at their ShadeTree Bowls & Things workshop

A woman beset with worry, a wood-carver husband, and the simple thing that would calm her

by Nancy Brinn
, Summerville, South Carolina

Donna Engeman's now an administrator with the Army’s Survivor Outreach Services.

It’s the moment every military family dreads. But as Donna Engeman discovered, it can also be the moment when hope begins.

by Donna Engeman
, San Antonio, Texas

During her son’s battle with drugs, Sharron read Jeremiah 30 and 31 every day.

It wasn’t until she gave up something herself that she began to understand her son’s long struggle with addiction.

by Sharron K. Cosby
, Riverview, Florida

Robbie with her son, Nicholas

She was so focused on her special-needs son that she was ignoring her own needs—and the One who was there to see her through it all.

by Robbie Pinter
, Nashville, Tennessee

Rev. Run and Justine Simmons

The reality show couple is taking their health into their own hands.

by Brooke Obie

Bill Courtney sits in the empty stands at his football team's practice field.

This football coach turned a team of disadvantaged teens into winners. But inside he was still the boy who yearned to see his father cheering in the stands.

by Bill Courtney
, Memphis, Tennessee

Carolyn, Gordon and daughters MacKenzie and Sydney at the Grand Canyon

It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. Only now, with advanced breast cancer, she wasn’t sure how long that lifetime would be.

by Carolyn Choate-Turnbull
, Nashua, New Hampshire

How can you or your church help a child looking for a forever home?

by Michelle Cox

A woman peers anxiously out through her closed blinds.

Here's one woman’s story of an affliction with which many people suffer in secret.

by JoAnn McCoy
, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

An elderly woman's hands are clasped lovingly by a younger woman's hands.

In this preview of Daily Guideposts 2015, a woman's visit with her ailing grandmother confirms an eternal familial bond.

by Stephanie Thompson
, Edmond, Oklahoma

The Ebola virus

This registered nurse and Ph.D. breaks down the disease and how you can protect yourself

by Roberta Messner, R.N., Ph.D.

A black leather woman's purse

Her grandmother, even at 105, had been able to adjust to the changes wrought by time; could she do as well?

by Malinda Bertels
, Edwardsville, Illinois

An open laptop sitting on rumpled bedsheets

A woman battling complex regional pain syndrome awakens from a nap to find an inspiring poem of comfort on her laptop. But who wrote it?

by Lori Cohen
, Petersburg, Virginia

The origins of a mysterious poem are revealed...

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