Inspirational Stories

Let inspirational stories of faith, hope, survival, healing, and courage help you cultivate a positive attitude every day.
Kirk Bloodsworth
Stories of Hope

A Dream Helped a Wrongfully-Convicted Prisoner Remain Hopeful

It wasn't until he was exonerated that the death row inmate would understand the dream's meaning. 

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Faith of Queen Elizabeth
Stories of Faith

The Importance of Faith to Queen Elizabeth II

A new book shares how God offers a framework for the life and work of Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

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ssica and her husband, Spencer, before the trek turned treacherous
Stories of Hope

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
Stories of Hope

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
Stories of Hope

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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Wanda Rosseland
Stories of Hope

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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Actress Beverly Garland
Stories of Faith

Guideposts Classics: Beverly Garland on Faith Conquering Fear

In this story from August 1989, actress Beverly Garland shares a quote that taught her the importance of faith and self-assurance.

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Comforting a friend
Stories of Faith

How a Faith Community Can Support Us Through Grief

A set of beliefs, practices, rituals and traditions can meet us where we are during a time of terrible loss.

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Letting go of perfectionism
Emotional and Mental Health

3 Ways to Let Go of Perfectionism

Start by distinguishing between healthy self-improvement goals and toxically high standards.

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Singer Gloria Gaynor
Stories of Faith

Guideposts Classics: Gloria Gaynor on Finding Faith

In this story from July 1998, singer Gloria Gaynor shares how, though she had achieved great success in her career, there was something missing until she learned who Jesus really was.

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