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.

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

This Struggling Mom Turned to Him for Help

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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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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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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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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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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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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A young girl enters her elementary school

Seven Sweet Words That Changed Her Life

Made to feel she didn’t belong because of her cleft palate, a young girl’s outlook is changed by a teacher’s kindness.

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A heart made of blue and yellow flowers in the hands of a child

Help for Ukraine: How the Human Spirit Shines During the Darkest of Times

These inspiring stories show moments of solidarity in the midst of conflict.

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How to Find Optimism and Hope in the Darkest of Places

It’s called “tragic optimism,” and it is a meaningful, positive response to real suffering in life.

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Hospital chaplain Adam Ruiz; photo by Alton Strupp-USA TODAY NETWORK

Amazing Acts of Compassion During the Covid Crisis

A hospital chaplain tells us what inspired him during the difficult early months of the pandemic.

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Bubba Watson at Pensacola Country Club; photo credit: Larsen&Talbert

Bubba Watson: How Faith Helped Him Conquer His Anxiety

Champion golfer Bubba Watson's success on the PGA tour was nearly overshadowed by a lifelong disorder.

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