Inspiring Stories

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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Legendary science fiction author Ray Bradbury

Guideposts Classics: Ray Bradbury on Celebrating God's Gifts

In this story from June 1991, the science fiction author shares how an encounter with a sideshow performer convinced him to embrace the gifts God had given him: A passion and a talent for writing.

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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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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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Kathie Lee Gifford

Guideposts Classics: Kathie Lee Gifford on the Source of Her Joy

In this story from January 1996, the actress and television personality discusses the role her faith plays in her life and career.

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Spiritual weather report

How High Is Your Spiritual Enthusiasm Today?

A slip of the tongue leads to a spiritual insight. 

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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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Author and motivational speaker Trent Shelton

Trent Shelton: How Failure Inspired Him to Find a New Purpose

When he didn't achieve his NFL dreams, he had to forge a new path to success and contentment—helping others in the process.

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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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Author and motivational speaker Trent Shelton

August 2019 Cover Star Trent Shelton Greets Guideposts Readers

Author and motivational speaker Trent Shelton shares his story in the August 2019 issue of Guideposts. Watch our exclusive video interview with him!

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