Inspiring Stories

Creative kids

Cultivating Creativity in Our Kids–and Ourselves

When talent and passion intersect, it can be life-changing for everyone.

Flood rescue

7 Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey

In the middle of devastation and suffering, witnessing moments of love and grace

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Hispanic Heritage Month: 15 Inspiring Figures

Hispanic Heritage Month: 15 Inspiring Figures

From painters and poets to astronauts, actresses, and Nobel Peace Prize winners, here are some of the most influential Latino Americans you should know about. 

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Rays from the rising sun stream through dark clouds

Hurricane Irma: Coping With Fear and Anxiety

Bible verses, prayers and stories for comfort and hope 

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A satellite image of Hurrican Irma
Stark beauty in Death Valley

Stark Beauty in Death Valley

A national park’s challenge to reflect on a natural landscape that’s not traditionally beautiful elicited some inspiring reactions.

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Steve and Lynne both know second chances are a rare blessing.

Was This Widow Ready to Love Again?

Still struggling 12 years after her husband's death, something convinced her to respond to a listing on an over-50 dating site: a vintage bright yellow VW bus.

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Acclaimed character actor Ned Beatty

Guideposts Classics: Ned Beatty on Making Room for God

In this story from November 1984, the acclaimed character actor shares how his faith helps him through the down times.

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Helping someone after Hurricane Harvey

Grace in the Midst of Hurricane Harvey

A storm doesn’t dampen the spirit of community and even celebration.

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Crocheting

The Art (and Craft) of Community-Building

Being part of a public art project reminds me of how connected we are when we work together to create something.

Dr. Edith Eva Eger

How Forgiveness Changed This Holocaust Survivor's Life

To some people, Dr. Edith Eva Eger lost everything in Auschwitz during the Holocaust; but to Edith, she gained an understanding and compassion for others that has given her a beautiful life.

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Andrew in the garden with his son, Marty, and wife Kathy

A Small Piece of Heaven: The Joys of Gardening

Listen as husband and father of two Andrew Siegel, having started small by growing a single tomato plant years ago, explains why he now finds great joy in time spent in the garden with his family.

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The goodness of people

A Glimmer of Goodness

Simple, quick and meaningful gestures of goodwill toward others

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How faith can help you cope with rejection

Waiting Out Rejection

When it comes to making big dreams happen, focus on faith to get you to “yes.”

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