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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
      straits 
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

Kathryn Slattery

What advice did your mother give you? Kitty Slattery remembers the most important lesson from her mom.

by Kathryn Slattery
, New Canaan, Connecticut

father and son celebrating Passover reading

Creative play involves the children in the Passover ritual, and helps strengthen their faith.

by Jessica Bloustein
, New York, New York

Letting go is all about hope

Every parent wants their adult children to have success, but we can't help worrying.

by Kathryn Slattery
, New Canaan, Connecticut

Hope & faith in a wild stallion

Her daughter's first horse had died, but with a little hope and faith, could this wild stallion be trustworthy?

by Catherina Madera
, Acme, Washington

Woman finds true hope in tough times

A struggling mother searches for hope during tough times. And with a gift from a stranger, her prayer was answered and her faith was strengthened.

by Yvonne Willis
, Chesterfield, Virginia

Divorced woman reminded of hope and faith on open water

After feeling defeated by my divorce, my sister convinced me to go on a whale-watching adventure. Little did I know it would remind me of the hope and faith I had inside me.

by Jan Weeks
, Grand Junction, Colorado

Ryan White was just an average boy from a small midwestern city. But his short life left a lasting legacy in AIDS awareness.

by Jeanne White-Ginder
, Cicero, Indiana

Child activist Ryan White's mother, Jeanne, continues to promote HIV/AIDS awareness.


The chances of her being a marathoner were minimal. But faith helped her finish the race.

by Linda Down as told to Kathryn Slattery
, New York, New York

Hope on Thanksgiving

They didn't know where the food would be coming from for the feast they had in mind, but they'd find a way...

by Carol Petros
, Vadnais Heights, Minnesota

A lost tooth helped two frantic women find happiness during the Christmas rush.

by Kathryn Slattery
, New York, New York

She's never on her own—even when tiny crises hit. She just has to remember to have faith.

by Marion Bond West
, Watkinsville, Georgia

Minister offers church for Yom Kippur when temple burns down

A minister offers his church for Yom Kippur observances when an arsonist burns down the temple of his friend, a rabbi.

by Jeanette Krebs
, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Woman has hope & faith to learn to read

She hadn't told anyone. But by trusting God and holding on to hope and faith, she finally opened up.

by Sonya Moore
, Kansas City, Kansas

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