Inspirational Stories

Let inspirational stories of faith, hope, survival, healing, and courage help you cultivate a positive attitude every day.
John Haney's dog, Pistol; photo courtesy John Haney
Dogs

His Golden Retriever Prepared Him For Parenthood

This Air Force veteran had long prayed to be a good father; his dog helped him achieve this goal.

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Elizbeth Sherrill; photo by Shawn G. Henry
Stories of Faith

Elizabeth Sherrill: 70 Years a Guideposts Icon

This longtime contributor's life as a writer has been a journey that became the very soul of this magazine.

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Four women making a telephone call; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Reach Out and Touch Someone

She received an unexpected blessing by reconnecting through phone calls during the pandemic.

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George Turner, Jr.; photo by Dan MacMedan
Stories of Hope

God Blessed This Bike Shop Owner with a New Path

He was sure the pandemic would spell the end of his struggling bicycle shop. His pastor—and the Man Upstairs—had other ideas.

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Col. Christopher Whelan; photo by Scott Goldsmith
Stories of Hope

How He Helps to Keep the Legacy of Flight 93 Alive

An Army officer remembers a beloved family member and the other 39 heroes who died in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001.

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Betty Kilby Fisher Baldwin (left) and Phoebe Kilby; photo by James Kegley
Stories of Hope

How Two Women Found Healing from Their Family's Difficult Legacy of Slavery

The pair—one Black, the other white—became friends while dealing with their family’s painful history.

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The Goonies film (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Movies and TV

10 Must-See Travel and Adventure Movies 

These popular movies—both new releases and classics—will inspire you to plan your next adventure. 

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Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix
Inspiring Stories

4 Inspiring Female Athletes Competing in the Tokyo Olympics

As the 2021 Tokyo Olympics kicks off, these talented athletes are serving as inspiration both on and off the field. 

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Marion Sheppard
Motivational Stories

This 74-Year-Old Blind Woman Teaches Dance Classes

Marion Sheppard leans on her faith to encourage and inspire others with disabilities to keep it moving.

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This 75-Year-Old Fitness Influencer Has the Secret to Aging Well
Exercise

This 75-Year-Old Fitness Influencer Has the Secret to Aging Well

Joan MacDonald’s holistic approach to aging well is one we all can follow. 

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