Inspiring Stories

Left: Helen Keller, Middle: Anne Frank, Right: Eleanor Roosevelt

6 Women Who Inspire Us Today

Author Therese Borchard highlights some of history’s most inspirational women and their great lessons

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Actress Chrissy Metz

'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz on Resilience

The actress shares how overcoming early hardships helped prepare her for her first feature film

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Asya Branch

Why She Talked About Her Father’s Past in the Miss America Pageant

Miss Mississippi Asya Branch didn't know what to expect when she shared her incarcerated father's story in the competition

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'West Point was a great place to be a kid,' Claire says.

How the Women of West Point Inspired Her

Growing up at the Academy, Claire Gibson met women who helped her face adult challenges

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Jacqueline Suskin having a conversation with Neal in the forest.

How Her Poems Started an Unlikely Friendship

She was a poet who loved trees. He ran a timber company. Could they find common ground?

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Snowman

The Gift of a Giant Snowman

A surprising delight in late winter in the middle of New York City’s Central Park

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Antoinette “Toni” Harris Wants to Be the First Female Player In The NFL

Antoinette “Toni” Harris Wants to Be the First Female Player In The NFL

The 22-year-old defensive back just made history as the first female player to receive a full football scholarship, and that's just the beginning. 

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Benefits of solving jigsaw puzzles

6 Surprising Benefits of Doing Jigsaw Puzzles

How puzzles can help you relax, improve your memory, bond with family and more.

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Corrie ten Boom

Guideposts Classics: Corrie ten Boom on Trusting in God

In this story from August 1976, the author of The Hiding Place recalls her watchmaker father’s timeless advice.

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Aysa Branch

Asya Branch's Mission to Inspire Children of Incarcerated Parents

Browse our gallery of photos of Asya Branch, Miss Mississippi 2018, who works with children of incarcerated parents.

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6 Life Lessons from an Old Log Cabin

6 Life Lessons from an Old Log Cabin

How renovating an old, rundown place ended up restoring her life after divorce

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Elizabeth Jennings: A Civil Rights Icon of Faith and Courage

Elizabeth Jennings: A Civil Rights Icon of Faith and Courage

This church-going teacher stood up for her right to use New York's public transportation more than a century before Rosa Parks' courageous stand.

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