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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

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

Luciano's Circus Pups

Watch circus performer Luciano Anastasini and his delightful Pound Puppies in action!


Asking for help is hard. But needing others can be a tremendous blessing.

by David Morris

Traveling to Oklahoma, I discovered the church my grandfather pastored...

by David Morris

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