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.

Carol Garsee riding her bike on Dog Beach in San Diego, California.

The 77-Year-Old Breast Cancer Survivor Who Biked Across the Country

Cancer survivor Carol Zemola Garsee, 77, shares highlights of her bike trip across the country.

K. T. and Jeannine are reunited after 75 years

World War II Sweethearts Reunited After 75 Years

K. T. Robbins returned to France to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day, not expecting to get a second chance at love. 

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ernie Pyle

I Met Ernie Pyle in a Foxhole

A cowboy soldier experiences a foxhole encounter with a legendary journalist in the days following D-Day.

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A pair of tickets to a Journey concert

The Heaven-Sent Concert Tickets

Months after losing her sister to cancer, she won tickets to see their favorite band perform.

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Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains, where Douglas Scott Clark grew up

The Inspiring Tales of Douglas Scott Clark

Enjoy this collection of inspiring stories by Douglas Scott Clark.

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Chaplain Kenneth L. Sampson

Chaplain Kenneth L. Sampson on Guideposts' inspiring new eBook, Staying the Course

Chaplain Kenneth L. Sampson discusses Staying the Course, a Guideposts Outreach booklet intended to inspire individuals to stay focused and maintain strength through life’s hardships.

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Danita Jones

How a Connect-the-Dots Puzzle Helped Her Understand Faith

Danita Jones shares a lesson of faith, patience and perseverance she learned from her mother.

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Danita Jones

When She Was Angry at God, She Remembered Her Mother’s Lesson

After the loss of a loved one and the loss of her job, she found hope in a memory from childhood

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Crown of thorns on Good Friday

Where Is The Goodness of God on Good Friday?

Finding messages of hope and redemption as death on the cross is ultimately defied.

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Lee Iacocca in 1984

Guideposts Classics: Lee Iacocca on the Blessings of Freedom

In this story from September 1985, Lee Iacocca, bestselling author and former chairman of both the Ford Motor Company and the Chrysler Corporation, recalls how his immigrant parents survived tough times through hard work and faith.

A chance to show great love

A Chance to Show Great Love

When you’re feeling kind of rotten about yourself, remember that God has forgiven all.

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Actress Chrissy Metz

'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz on Resilience

The actress shares how overcoming early hardships helped prepare her for her first feature film

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Asya Branch

Why She Talked About Her Father’s Past in the Miss America Pageant

Miss Mississippi Asya Branch didn't know what to expect when she shared her incarcerated father's story in the competition

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'West Point was a great place to be a kid,' Claire says.

How the Women of West Point Inspired Her

Growing up at the Academy, Claire Gibson met women who helped her face adult challenges

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