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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

Julie Christie and Omar Sharif in Dr. Zhivago

We all have our favorite scenes from the sweeping romantic epic Doctor Zhivago. For this author one scene lived on forever.

by Jan LaRosa
, Winnetka, Illinois

William Shatner as Capt. Kirk

A teenager who shares a love of Star Trek with his ailing mother prays for her to experience the best day ever.

by Perry Perkins
, Wilsonville, Oregon

Welsh Boys' Choir, Only Boys Aloud members

Only Boys Aloud, a Welsh group of 14 to 19 year olds, appeared on the British reality show, Britain's Got Talent showing the power of a positive attitude and the will to do good...and better. 

Will Bowen

Today host Matt Lauer interviews Rev. Will Bowen, the author of A Complaint-Free World, about the 21-day challenge of not complaining.

WKBT news anchor Jennifer Lawrence

A Wisconsin news anchor responds to a judgmental email by offering encouragement and support to young people who are the victims of bullying.

A scenic shot of green trees in the summer

Be inspired by this gorgeous video depicting the passage of a year in just 40 seconds.

Jane Bingham and her daughter Belle

A mother fighting cancer shows her daughter and others affected by the disease that God is in charge.

by Jane Bingham
, Sewell, New Jersey

Hope and faith: Christine Webb in Haiti

American reporter Christine Webb shares her experiences after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Andrew Burkhart

A Mission Viejo church reaches out to a Phoenix child with cerebral palsy as he undergoes experimental treatment in their community

Clark and Jean Paradise

Meet volunteers Clark and Jean Paradise who recently received the Home Instead Senior Care Salute to Service Award.

Generation Inspiration: James Arruda Henry

Connecticut fisherman James Arruda Henry, who recently authored a book, shares his inspiring story of learning to read and write in his mid-90s.

Robin Roberts and her mother

GMA host Robin Roberts talks about the power of her mother's love and presence after she awoke from her surgery.

Manhattan Solstice

Twice a year, usually in May and July, New York City is the scene of Manhattanhenge, the perfect alignment of the setting sun and the East-West cross streets.  Come along with Guideposts editor Celeste McCauley as she explores this local phenomenon.

The hurried family was on its way to visit Grandma; the train was about to pull out of the station ...

by David Morris

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