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.

Ginny Curry smiling in front of her Christmas cabin.

Her Husband Died Before Finishing Her Dream Christmas Cabin

But with the help of friends—and some divine inspiration—the pioneer cabin was ultimately completed.

Col. Kathy Platoni, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Her Traumatic Experiences Help Her Treat Those with PTSD

This clinical psychologist was personally involved with two mass shootings: Fort Hood in 2009 and Dayton in 2019.

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Wanda Rosseland on her Montana farm

A Grieving Widow Is Reassured that God Provides

At the auction of her late husband's farm machinery, she is comforted to realize that young farmers will carry on his legacy.

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ssica and her husband, Spencer, before the trek turned treacherous

Trapped in an Ice Cave: Would They Be Rescued in Time?

Young parents with an affinity for rock climbing and outdoor adventures lose their way in an underground cave.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Ginny Curry's old fashioned log cabin in Lancaster, OH on January 8, 2018. Curry's husband Bill began to build the cabin and then fell ill and passed away. With the help of friends, they completed the authentic log cabin.

Her Husband's Last Promise: A Christmas Cabin to Call Her Own

Her husband died before he could finish constructing her Christmas cabin, but with the help of two friends and some divine intervention, the cabin was completed.

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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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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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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