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.

The cast of Thirteen Lives on set in true inspiring story of Thai cave rescue

The Miraculous True Story Behind 'Thirteen Lives'

Cave diver Rick Stanton—played by Viggo Mortenson in Ron Howard’s new film—shares details of the dramatic rescue in a Thai cave.

Carrie McKean and her daughtersp; photo by Trace Thomas

God Opened Her Eyes to the Blessings of Living in a Texas Oil Town

She thought her family would be bored and lonely after moving to Midland. Then she prayed that they could stay.

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Michael and Honey in a vehicle; Photo credit: Keith Brauneis

How a Shelter Dog Became a Life-Saving Hero

After a horrific car accident, his cocker spaniel sought help for him. Would she find assistance in time?

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Dr. Marty Becker with QT Pi; photo by Tailyr Irvine

Dr. Marty Becker: How Facing His Fears Made Him a Better Veterinarian

After coming to grips with his own painful past, the Good Morning America vet turned to helping animals cope with fear.

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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.

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

The Heaven-Sent Bible Verse This Mom Needed to Hear

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

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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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Lisa Faire Graham at home with her husband Bill and cat Mitzi; photo by Mark Wallheiser

Viewing God's Gifts in a Different Light

Would losing sight in one eye mean the end of her burgeoning photography career?

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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Jim Hinch and family at Muir Pass; photo courtesy Jim Hinch

Could He Trust God to Oversee His Family's Hiking Journey?

What he thought would be a coming-of-age experience for his kids proved to be a spiritual lesson for him.

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Blind woodworker John Furniss

A Visit to a Blind Woodworker's Workshop

John Furniss shares how he came to be a woodworker despite being sight-impaired.

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Catherine Madera

Catherine Madera on How Her Faith Helps Her Cope with Grief

Catherine Madera lost her beloved younger sister to cancer, but she has been able to deal with the hurt and sadness that loss has brought her because of her faith in God.

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Melissa Prewitt with her neighbor Audree; photo by Trace Thomas

Her Spirits Were Lifted by a Teen Who Did the Right Thing

She felt she had more problems than blessings, until a young neighbor changed her mind.

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Janie Deegan stories of hope addiction homelessness pie crust cookies

How Baking Cookies Changed Her Life

After struggling with addiction and homelessness, Janie Deegan splurged on a hand mixer. Now her signature pie crust cookies are selling out in New York City.

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