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.

Oscar winner Ralph Bellamy

Guideposts Classics: Ralph Bellamy on Sharing God's Gifts

In this story from June 1988, the Oscar-winning actor reminds us that our actions can, even when we don't know it, touch the lives of others.

Mark and new Weimaraner Hazel on the bench he made

A Cancer Survivor Creates an Oasis in the Woods

He built a bench and made a special spot to inspire others going through tough times. 

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Brian today, with some of his instruments

His Wife Led Him Back to His First Love—Music

Years after he'd given up his musical career, the gift of a piano put him back on track. 

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Marine veteran Micah Herndon

For This Marine Veteran, Running Is Therapy

In this series of videos, Micah Herndon, who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, shares how long-distance running has helped him in dealing with PTSD and survivor's guilt.

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Creek where Lou Dean spent her childhood

A Collection of Lou Dean Stories

Enjoy this selection of inspiring stories by Lou Dean.

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 Brandon with wife Kelly, son Jared and  daughter Elliot

Faith, Family and a Financial Plan Put His Life Back in Order

With hard work and God’s help, this former Army ranger found himself becoming the man he’d always wanted to be

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Rescuers form a human chain in dangerous water

They Formed a Human Chain and Saved Nine People from Drowning

An evening on the beach took a dramatic turn when a riptide put a family at risk.

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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.

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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.

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Veteran and long-distance runner Micah Herndon

This Veteran Ran the Boston Marathon to Honor His Fallen Comrades

Struggling with PTSD and survivor's guilt, Micah Herndon found running eased his pain.

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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