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.

Wanda Rosseland

Wanda Rosseland: The Angels Were Here

When Wanda Rosseland’s husband, Milton, passed away, she realized feathers were God’s way of telling her He was there.

Wanda Rosseland

Wanda Rosseland's Life on a Montana Farm

In this series of videos, longtime Guideposts contributor Wanda Rosseland looks back at the many years she's spent on a Montana farm and recalls her faith and her friends helped her deal with her husband's death.

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Chester Gould, creator of the comic strip Dick Tracy

Guideposts Classics: Chester Gould on the Value of Persistence

The comic strip Dick Tracy made its debut on October 4th, 1931. Here's a story his creator wrote for Guideposts in April, 1976.

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Jeannie and Jim with their kids, Marre, Jack, Michael, Patrick and Katie

Life Lessons Jeannie Gaffigan Learned from Her Brain Tumor

The wife of comic Jim Gaffigan and busy mom of five changed her priorities following a health crisis.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Wanda Rosseland

Wanda Rosseland: Helping Those Who Have Lost a Spouse

Wanda Rosseland describes how the Bible and simple, kind gestures from others helped her cope with the death of her husband of more than 45 years.

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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 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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