Motivational Stories

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Small steps, big changes

The Wisdom of Taking One Small Step

Change is hard. But if you start small today, the rewards down the road can be big.

The joy of divinely inspired cookies

The Joy of Cookies

Divinely inspired to spread sweet cheer during the season and beyond

Adele (on Mount Whitney’s summit) likes the No Barriers motto: What’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.

Faith Helps Veteran Overcome Survivor's Guilt, PTSD and TBI

This Iraq vet wondered why she'd been allowed to survive a bomb attack, but she came to understand that she could honor her fallen comrades by living a full and faithful life.

Present Over Perfect

An Exhausted Mom Stops Trying to Be Perfect

In this excerpt from the best-seller Present Over Perfect, Shauna Niequist describes how busyness can become like a drug--and why she had to change.

How simple words of encouragement can change a life.

Simple Words of Encouragement

How one writer just starting out benefited from an act of kindness

Alexx Nanez offers up one of his trademark shaved-ice cones.

When a Childhood Dream Comes Together

Imagine doing what you loved as a kid for a living. Imagine having your whole family join you.

Sean Swarner survived cancer and climbed Mt Everest

Two-Time Cancer Survivor's Amazing Mt. Everest Climb

The inspiring story of Sean Swarner, the first cancer survivor to successfully climb Mt. Everest. 

Samuel Bistrian hands out Roma Boots to children

How One Man Is Giving Poverty the Boot

Samuel Bistrian is giving children durable footwear and a chance at a better life with his one-for-one shoe company, Roma Boots. 

Jackie and Diane in aprons at a healthy church supper

Wednesday Night Special

Meet two women who got their whole church to lighten up.

A miraculous little girl and her family

A Child's Motto: Don't Give Up

Eden Grace wasn't expected to crawl, much less walk, but then a small miracle occurred.