Inspiring Stories

Author Roberta Messner and WWII Veteran Woody Williams; photo by Scott Goldsmith

A Final Gift from Woody Williams

A friend reflects on the incredible life of the World War II veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient.

Sabra Ciancanelli; photo by Roy Gumpel

Blessed by a Glimpse of the Father She Barely Knew

Her mother teaching her son to cook proved to be an unexpected blessing for this mom.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keeping the Faith: Here Comes the Sun

Guideposts’ Vice President of Ministries shares how her spirits are lifted by the summer sun—and God’s light.

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Balsora Baptist Church fire cross miracle stories of hope power of prayer

A Sign of Hope from God After a Fire

Only a cross remained after Balsora Baptist Church in Texas went up in flames. 

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Thought-Provoking Quotes to Inspire You

Let these inspirational quotes guide you and bring you closer to God.

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Greeting the day

Why You Can Rejoice in Each New Day

It’s not about having a life devoid of troubles. It’s about possibilities.

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Actor Bob Cummings
The fictional Ann Shirley lived in a house with green gables.

A Real Life ‘Anne With an E’ Inspired Her

They both loved the fictional redheaded orphan of Green Gables. Then their friendship helped her heal.    

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Showing gratitude

The Inadequacy of ‘Thank You’ to a Retiring Rabbi

The impact a member of the clergy has on each congregant is so beautiful and vast, it can’t be captured in just a few words of gratitude.

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Ludwig Guttmann presents gold medal to Australian Paralympian Tony South in stories of hope

How Jewish Neurosurgeon Ludwig Guttmann Gave People Hope

The founder of the Paralympic Games also saved dozens of men from the Nazis.

Mitchell Hollis, founder of Run For God; photo by Michael A. Schwarz

He Stopped Running from His Past to Head Toward God

He thought he knew what he was running for—until he figured out what he was running from.

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Tiera and Myron with sons Myron, left, and Micah; photo by Tony Novak-Clifford

This Struggling Mom Turned to Him for Help

It wasn’t rocket science. It was parenting. That was the problem...

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Catherine Madera; photo by Brandon Hill

The Journal of a Sister Lost to Cancer Bolstered Her Faith

Her late sister had made her peace with the Lord. Could she?

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Michael Paraskeva's illustration of Shawnelle's house

Could She Let Go of the House She Loved?

The stages of life and the changes they brought were often a challenge for her, and never more so than now.

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Eleni Kalorkoti's illustration of a frustrated cook over a pot of beans

The Blessing of Burnt Beans

A ruined pot of beans taught her a valuable spiritual lesson.

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Author and journalist Mitch Albom; photo by Glenn Triest

Mitch Albom: 5 Spiritual Lessons

The best-selling author shares lessons he’s learned about the person God wants him—and each of us— to be.

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