True Inspirational Stories

Recent True Inspirational Stories

Art returning from Desert Storm in 1991. His service began in Vietnam in 1966.

An Army chaplain nearing the end of his career hopes and prays for just a bit of pomp and pageantry to see him off into retirement.

by Chaplain (Colonel) Arthur R. Mack, U.S. Army (Ret .)
, Hendersonville, North Carolina

Kregg Grippo with some of his crew of volunteers

Sneak Peek: An inspiring story of good will excerpted from The Joys of Christmas 2014.

by Kregg Grippo
, Scotia, New York

Jeff Parness and New York Says Thank You

After September 11, a father and son take action and create an organization that gives back to communities ravaged by disaster.

by Jeff Parness
, New York, New York

A beach at sunset

Walking down the beach that day, he was so wrapped up in his own problems he almost didn’t hear the girls screaming.

by Edson Bourn
, Jacksonville, Florida

Diana's Uncle Jack

Click your way through the images to read a story of a man's courage and honesty repaid many times over.


Actual photo of author's friend, Kevin.

Even with my doubts, I knew my best friend would always be with me…

by John DeFiora
, Asbury Park, New Jersey

photo of the actual letter from the mysterious ways story

My husband was in the hospital, our bills were piling up… how would I ever make it?

by Bobbie Bostick
, Lawrence, Kansas

Scott Stephens poses with the board that is missing a shark-shaped chunk.

He thought it was a harbor seal. He was wrong. It was a shark. And it attacked. Now he had just minutes to live

by Scott Stephens
, Manila, California

Close-up of the want ads with a job circled.

I finally landed the job I’d been waiting for. But would it last?

by Sheri Fletcher
, Enid, Oklahoma

Della Reese

In this story from June 1981, the Touched by an Angel star shares how her faith guided her through a serious health crisis.

by Della Reese


Heavy traffic on a busy highway.

How could she abandon her car in the middle lane of a busy highway?

by Heidi Daniels
, Las Vegas, Nevada

close-up of a watch

Dad died six weeks before my wedding… how could I celebrate without him?

by Mike Kuty
, Fredericksburg, Virginia

a tree uprooted in a storm

I thought it was finally safe to go outside… until I heard that voice.

by Bea Tarbox
, Pembroke, Massachusetts

Aubrey Lethbridge

A first-time filmmaker tells the story of former enemies who forged a bond playing amputee soccer in war-torn Liberia.

by Aubrey Lethbridge
, Brooklyn, New York

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