Stories of Hope

Hopeful stories are windows into the wonderful possibilities life has to offer. Stories of hope bring to life the ways in which people support each other, miracles make lives better, and individuals find new roads through challenging times. Turn to stories about hope whenever you need an encouraging boost on your path toward your best life.

A lone Christmas tree with bright lights in the middle of a snowy forest a night.

7 Things Christmas Teaches Us About Hope

No matter what challenges you face, Christmas offers powerful symbols of hope.

Denise Valuk walked 1,000 in a year to honor her late brother

Could Walking Help Her Cope with Grief?

She was devastated by her brother's death. She didn't exercise, but she decided to walk 1,000 miles in a year.

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Alissa Parker lost her six-year-old daughter Emilie in the Sandy Hook shooting.

A Sandy Hook Mother Learns to Give Her Grief to God

She lost her daughter in the Newtown school shooting and struggled to cope with her grief, but giving control to God helped her begin the healing process.

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A hand reaching out to pick wheat grains.

When God Closes the Loop

God has given him and everyone else the opportunity to help those who are in poverty and facing hard times.

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Leslie Kelly holds a letter she received from her sponsored child, Seraphine.

A Connection With a Child She Sponsored Through World Vision

Making the world a better place was important to her — one child at a time. 

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Midori Hall

Memory of Hope: A Reunion of Long-Lost Friends

Born in a Japanese internment camp, Midori Hall had long had a persistent memory that involved a trio of young boys and a cart full of fruit. But what did the memory mean?

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Author Alissa Parker, whose daughter Emilie died in the Sandy Hook shooting

Working Toward Forgiveness in the Aftermath of Sandy Hook

Though she lost her six-year-old daughter Emilie in the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Alissa Parker has found healing and even forgiveness through faith and prayer. Listen as she shares her story.

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A weight lifted from Lisa when she admitted to what she’d been hiding.

How She Overcame Adult Illiteracy and Changed Her Life

She knew that her struggles with reading and spelling were holding her back. Was it too late to learn?

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A woman undergoes an MRI examination

She Had Claustrophobia, So How Could She Handle an MRI?

Small spaces terrified her. What would help her find peace instead of panic?

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Frances McGee Cromartie

Should She Give A Present to A Difficult Church Member?

She didn't like the man at church, but she couldn't ignore the urge to give him a Christmas gift.

Lisa’s family has really grown! That’s her in the middle, surrounded by two of her children, a son-in-law and the grandchildren. Five of those grandchildren were adopted through the Angels of Grace program.

A Domestic Abuse Survivor Helps Foster Children

How a compassionate nurse changed her life and inspired her career—and the surprising way they met again.

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Lynne’s proud of Ben’s progress; today he’s a mentor to recovering addicts and finishing college.

A Mother Learns to Turn Her Addict Son Over to God

He was kicked out of a sober-living home. Could she believe him when he said he was finally ready to give up drugs?

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Brennan (left) and Breckan have outgrown action figures but are still Nicki's best buddies

The First Christmas as a Single Mom

Could she make Christmas special for her young sons and find some joy for herself?

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Lisa Patterson overcame illiteracy as an adult

She Overcame Adult Illiteracy and Changed Her Life

A mother and grandmother takes the courageous step to improve her limited reading and spelling skills and reclaims her life in the process.

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