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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

The Grammy Awards reminded me again that music can say something meaningful, both to the world we live in and to our individual lives.

by David Morris

Mary Lou Reed (right) and her sister, Lauren

A shared prayer inspires an older sister to open her heart, as well as her home, to a sibling in need.

by Mary Lou Reed
, Torrance, California

Heart with light radiating from it

Send this special Valentine's Day message to someone you love!

How are we changed by reading a story that seems to lift the veil of our everyday world? Does a vision of a heavenly future bring us hope to live out our faith in the present?

by David Morris

Leti Martelli with her son Lenny

A mother's entreaties for healing for her paralyzed son are answered by a pair of unexpected visitors.

by Leti Martelli
, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

The Loom tells a moving story of faith and freedom based on a true, mostly forgotten element of American history.

by David Morris

I’ve been reading some of the all-time most inspiring books; the latest on my list teaches about finding faith and meaning no matter what happens in life.

by David Morris

Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah in the movie Joyful Noise

Watch clips from this foot-stomping, hand-clapping Gospel musical.

I sometimes wonder about the books we publish: Do we create content that helps us keep our faith the same, just as it was, at the expense of others who have yet to find a vibrant walk with God?

by David Morris

Roberta Messner (left) and her former teacher Mrs. Barrett

A favorite teacher still has inspiration to share, years after graduation.

by Roberta Messner
, Huntington, West Virginia

There is great joy in this season, but the more you know joy, the more you are aware of the struggle it stands against.

by David Morris

Marjorie Kinney

An inspired church community makes a difference for cancer patients with their sewing and kitchen skills.

by Marjorie Kinney
, Decatur, Georgia

Carolyn Maull McKinstry

A woman scarred at an early age by violence begins the healing process, thanks to faith and forgiveness.

by Carolyn Maull McKinstry
, Birmingham, Alabama

A devotional that will help you focus on the living, breathing person of Jesus, every day, all year long.

by David Morris

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