Inspiring Stories

Men's US Hockey team at 1980 Olympics

How to Hold on to Hope When the Odds Are Against You

Discover the power of faith combined with hope when you think there’s no way forward.

Susan Jane Brown and Mark Webb; photo by Randy Boverman

Loggers and Environmentalists Came Together in this Oregon Town

Two adversaries, brought together by faith, are working toward a sustainable future for the community.

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A senior man greets the sunrise

At 100, Her Grandfather Was Enjoying Life to the Fullest

After 76 years of marriage, Alzheimer’s had taken his beloved wife. But with God’s help he graciously let go of being a caregiver.

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Doc Pomus performs in a nightclub; credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

The Story of a Song: Save the Last Dance for Me

Doc Pomus, who wrote songs for Elvis Presley, Andy Williams and Ray Charles, based one of his biggest hits on a moment from his own life.

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A family prays over Thanksgiving dinner

Everyday Blessings: A Thanksgiving Journey

The home and gardening TV personality shares a heartwarming memory of a holiday adventure with her tight-knit family.

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The Texas Pie Queen on Love, Pie and Jesus

The Texas Pie Queen on Love, Pie and Jesus

 Tara Royer Steele’s famous bakery helped hundreds of neighbors during the pandemic. Now she ships pies—and inspiration—nationwide.

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Healing hands

How to Find Healing for a Broken Heart

Whether it’s a shattered marriage, a lost job, a wayward child, there is a path to wholeness.

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Rick Hamlin

The Mysterious Timing of a Guideposts Devotional and a Delayed Wedding

How did two unrelated events meet on one momentous weekend?

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Susan Jane Brown and Mark Webb; video by Randy Boverman

Two Former Adversaries Offer Tips on Building Bridges

A man who works in the forest industry and a woman who is an attorney working on environmental issues shares how they managed to find common ground despite their adversarial backgrounds.

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Colin Powell in 1991; Photo by Jerome Delay/Staff, Getty Images

Guideposts Classics: Colin Powell on the Value of Dedication

In this story from November 1991, the former U.S. Secretary of State reminds us that whatever we do in life, someone is always watching.

Post Cards 9-11 memorial on Staten Island in New York City (Alamy)

9/11 Memorials Around the Country

From New York to Hawaii, towns and cities across the nation have constructed moving memorials so that we never forget the thousands who were lost during the September 11 terrorist attacks. 

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Edward Grinnan

20 Years After 9/11, How One Truth Remains

There is one lesson about that terrible day above all else.

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This NY Fireboat Saved Hundreds of People on 9/11

This NY Fireboat Saved Hundreds of People on 9/11

The restored Fireboat McKean is being transformed into a floating museum.

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How Cockatiels Inspired Thoughts of Eternity

There’s a lot these funny, spunky pets don’t know about a bigger world—but we do.

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Ron King, executive director at Oscar's Place Adoption Center and Sanctuary, and a rescue donkey

Welcome to Oscar's Place: A Donkey Adoption Center and Sanctuary

Former media executive Ron King discusses how he began rescuing donkeys from slaughterhouses and giving them the life they deserve. 

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Caleb Smith relaxing on a hammock with a bunny

How a Boy Turned His Dream of Training Comfort Rabbits into a Reality

Caleb Smith runs Peacebunny Island, a non-profit that raises rescue rabbits and pairs them with people who need them. 

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