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

Michael W. Smith

This prayerful offering from Christian singer Michael W. Smith has been an amazing source of hope and inspiration for him and his audiences.

by Michael W. Smith

Daisy Fuentes finds hope in the children at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and recalls how she kept her faith through her mother's battle with cancer.

by Daisy Fuentes
, Los Angeles, California

Michael W. Smith

Christian singer-songwriter Michael W. Smith talks about his new book, the charity work he’s done in Haiti and the miraculous power of hope.

Sounds of Hope

The Christian singer and songwriter talks about inspiring hope with his new album, and touring with Amy Grant for the first time in 22 years.

Rick Hamlin

Rick Hamlin sings a famous Irish ballad for St. Patrick's Day.

A faith journey

How one woman learned that no matter what obstacles you face, God will always see you through.

by Mary Wickersham
, Allen, Texas

Edward and and his dog Millie

How one man found happiness by embracing his limitations.

by Edward Grinnan
, New York, New York

Ida Keeling

Meet Ida Keeling, the 95-year-old record holder giving others hope.

by Ron Berler

Bethany Hamilton surfing after shark attack

After losing her arm in a shark attack, Bethany Hamilton was determined to surf again. Her story is a true testament to what you can accomplish if you have hope.

by Tom Hamilton
, Hanalei, Hawaii

Woman interpreting her dreams

Interpreting your dreams can be a useful tool to change your life.

by Julie Mehta
, New York, New York

An Easter butterfly brought hope

A stressed out bride-to-be finds hope and comfort in a sign from an animal angel.

by Brenda Wagner
, South Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Mary Beth Chapman fought depression with faith.

The wife of Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman almost let depression get the best of her. See what brought her back from the edge.

by Mary Beth Chapman
, Franklin, Tennessee

Edward Grinnan and his Golden Retriever Millie

Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan talks about how his book, The Promise of Hope, came to be.

Rick and Jessica Marshall

I held on to hope that Rick and I would get married. This is the story of our proposal of marriage, Chicago-style.

by Jessica Bloustein

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