Motivational Stories

Motivational stories stay with you, coming to mind when you are faced with a challenge. Stories that motivate are stories that show you the way toward success, improvement, happiness, and connection. Turn to motivating stories whenever you need a boost on your life journey.

Writing a thank you note

The Surprise Blessings of Thank-You Notes

When you have to write one, you may be stumped. But then you’ll discover that expressing gratitude is infectious.

Author Jan Karon

Mitford Author Jan Karon Shares the “Prayer That Never Fails”

We chatted with the author about changing careers after 50, saying goodbye to Mitford and what’s on the horizon.

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Investment expert John Templeton

5 Laws of Life from Financial Expert John Templeton

He knew a lot about making money. But he knew a lot about spiritual growth as well.

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Popular radio host Delilah

How Delilah Inspires Her Listeners—and Vice Versa

The popular radio personality inspires her millions of listeners, and in our exclusive video, she reveals that the feeling is definitely mutual.

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joel osteen

Joel Osteen on How to Be Successful

Facing life's challenges one day at a time and finding a way to be grateful, says pastor and author Joel Osteen, are two key ways to lead a successful life.

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a woman hiking the Appalachian Trail, Getty Images

Woman Hiking Appalachian Trail to Raise Opioid Addiction Awareness

Heather Starbuck hopes to honor her late fiancé by hiking the 2,200 mile long trail.

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By Roseohioresident [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Crossing to Freedom: The Marietta Stop on the Underground Railroad

Discover the real-life history of Marietta, Ohio, the setting for Guideposts new fiction series, Secrets of Wayfarers Inn.

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Watching tv

Whose Voice Are You Listening To?

Despite the barrage of messages we get each day about our worth, it’s God who truly knows what we can deliver.

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Finishing up

Finishing Your God-Given Tasks

When God gives you a project, it's important to begin it. But even more important to finish it.

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Sandi Patty performing

Sandi Patty Shares How She Found Her True Voice

She is known as a powerhouse singer, but in her new book, the Gospel icon opens up about the sexual assault that kept her quiet for decades.

Martin Luther King

4 Ways to Love Like Dr. King

For the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, speakers at the Revolutionary Love: Reclaiming the Dream Conference in New York City shared how to love like the civil rights icon.

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Struggle

Are You on the Verge of Giving Up?

Remember that God is beside you. Let Him help.

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Your work matters

Knowing Your Work Matters

A writer receives overwhelming affirmation from her readers.

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Mario mentors Lisa during one of her training sessions.

Super Mario: The Running Coach Who Bolstered Her Faith

She'd long dreamed of running a marathon, but never believed she could achieve that goal—until a fellow runner showed her what she was truly capable of.

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