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.

A portrait of Marcia Gay Harden in front of green scenery.

Marcia Gay Harden on Coping with Her Mother's Alzheimer's

All her life, her mother helped pave the way for her success. Now, as her mother battles Alzheimer's, Marcia Gay Harden offers her love and support.

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Carolyn gives two of her donkeys some tender loving care.

A Sicilian Donkey's Courage Gave Them Hope

When Carolyn and Alan LeGrand were going through a tough time trying to care for their Oklahoma family farm, it was one of their Sicilian donkeys that reminded them they could persevere.

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Ruby Stein with her cat, Nikki

A Miraculous Rescue After Five Days Stranded in the Snow

An 85-year-old woman trying to avoid an oncoming winter storm in the Rocky Mountains makes a wrong turn and finds herself stranded for five days with her cat. Would her faith be sufficient to see her through?

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Phnesha Marchette and her daughters, Gabby and Gigi

A Voice Told Her to Take Up Painting, and She Heeded the Call

Struggling with anxiety and insomnia during a turbulent time in her life, Phnesha Marchette was given a stern set of orders by her physican: She was to take a leave of absbence from her stressful job. But how would she fill the idle hours?

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Ginger Zee, ABC News chief meteorologist and TV personality

How Ginger Zee Learned to Manage Her Depression

After years of struggling with life's storms, the popular ABC News chief meteorologist and TV personality finally found the courage to face up to her crippling depression

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Turn your worries into blessings

Turn Your Worries into Blessings

If you’re preoccupied by problems, you have an option. Shift your focus to something positive, just for a moment.

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Author Madeleine L'Engle

Guideposts Classics: Madeleine L'Engle on Trusting That God Is with Us

In this story from December 2001, the beloved author recalls a time when a threat to her daughter's health tested—and then strengthened—L'Engle's faith.

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Ginger Zee, chief meterologist at ABC News

Ginger Zee on Becoming a Meteorologist

Good Morning America's Ginger Zee shares what moved her to become a meteorologist and what she finds inspiring in her life and career.

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Dancer, singer and actress Ann Reinking

How Ann Reinking Helped Her Son with Marfan Syndrome Feel Accepted

As a child, dancer, singer and actress Ann Reinking found comfort and inspiration at church, but would her new congregation in New York City be willing to accept her son for who he was?

Bri sits at a kitchen table, her favorite pot roast at her side

Why this Military Wife invited 10 Teenagers to Her Home

Her husband’s first deployment left her feeling lonely. Focusing on others rather than herself made all the difference.

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Waiting for spring

Waiting Out Winter

As dark days of snow and ice persist, it can be hard to believe that warm, sunny days will arrive. But they will.

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Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale: A Celebration of His Life and Messages

Enjoy this pictorial overview of Guideposts founder Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's life and career and be inspired and enlightened by a sermon he delivered in 1982 on the subject of hope.

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Quotes about light following darkness

14 Quotes About Light That Follows Darkness

If you've had a tough week, reminders that miracles do appear after storms

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