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


This radio host brought hope—and water—to an African camp, all because of an e-mail she received.

by Delilah
, Seattle, Washington

Recipes: Peggy Frezon and her husband enjoy tomatoes from their garden

How an urban tomato garden helped one woman get back in touch with her country roots.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Long-distance love

After a job moved him 500 miles away from his wife of 28 years, the two formed an angelic bond by reconnecting in a whole new way.

by Mickey Richardson
, Amarillo, Texas

Wanda Rosseland with her mother

A daughter is filled with hope when she discovers her mother's hospice care is in good hands.

by Wanda Rosseland
, Circle, Montana

Gary Sinise's inspiring story of helping the troops

Actor Gary Sinise has portrayed military men on-screen. Here, he shares his inspiring story of how he's helping them off-screen too.

by Gary Sinise
, Little River, South Carolina

Patty Rose cares for father with help of God's grace

She left home at 18, certain she'd never see her father again. Suddenly, with the help of God's grace, she was caring for him like he'd never done for her.

by Patty Rose
, Livermore, California

Heart-shaped leaf sign of hope and God's love

My child's gift gave me the ability to go on—and ultimately find healing.

by Diana M. Amadeo
, Merrimack, New Hampshire

Rick and Kay Warren

At 49, a diagnosis of cancer was the very thing that changed her—for good. 

by Kay Warren
, Lake Forest, California

Hope & faith found among Katrina survivors

He expected to find violence and bitterness. Instead this reporter discovered a strong faith among the Katrina survivors.

by Jim Hinch

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