Inspirational Stories

Let inspirational stories of faith, hope, survival, healing, and courage help you cultivate a positive attitude every day.
Traveling
Travel

Traveling Mercies

How a kind hotel employee came to the rescue for a traveler far from home

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Nelson Mandela
Stories of Hope

How Nelson Mandela Found Hope

During the South African leader’s 27 years in prison, he was inspired by the writings of Norman Vincent Peale.

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Finding Serenity: Lori didn't have to pretend she was in control anymore.
Addiction and Recovery

How She Relinquished Control of Her Pain and Her Addiction to God

It started with a bad back. It ended with addiction and a moment of truth.

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Actress Olivia de Havilland
Living Longer, Living Better

Happy 102nd Birthday, Olivia de Havilland!

After more than a century lived in and out of the spotlight, the Oscar-winning actress is still going strong, serving as an inspiration to millions around the world.

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A woman looking to the blue sky as three jets zoom by.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: "Jet! Jet! Pray!"

Seeing these jets inspired his grandchildren to have respect for those in uniform.

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A polished tombstone of a World War 2 US Coast Guard Leon Ellis Durrence adorned with a bouquet of flowers and a small American flag.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Neglected No More

Honoring those who served is his way to serve our country.

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young boy helps older woman with bags, Getty Images
Stories of Hope

Why Does Guideposts Want to Hear from Readers about 'Everyday Greatness'?

Everyday Greatness team leader Tarice Gray, an editor at Guideposts Books, explains why Guideposts readers are essential to this new initiative

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Lindsay Day-Walker sitting against a colorful mural on a brick wall.
Addiction and Recovery

Her Boyfriend's Addiction Made Her Feel Helpless, These Strangers Lifted Her Spirit

 After finding out her boyfriend was addicted to drugs, she felt lost and abandoned until she met these considerate strangers.

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Book 1 bundle of the 'Secrets of Wayfarer's Inn'
Inspiring Stories

Secrets of Wayfarer's Inn: The Guideposts Staff Discusses the Role of Faith

Listen as three Guideposts employees talk about the role of faith in their daily lives. Follow three life-long friends as they solve mysteries with the support of faith in Guideposts' newest fiction series, Secrets of Wayfarers Inn.

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Fred Rogers with a disabled boy on his TV series.
Movies and TV

What Mister Rogers' Best Friend Wants You to Know About Him

Rev. George Wirth shares intimate stories of the TV legend in the upcoming documentary, ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’

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