Inspirational Stories

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

Debbie Macomber with her husband, Wayne, and dog, Bogie
Debbie Macomber with her husband, Wayne, and dog, Bogie
Inspiring Stories

Debbie Macomber on Her Love of Knitting

The best-selling author wasn't a great student, struggling mightily with reading and math, but when she discovered knitting, doors began to open for her.

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Doug at Caron’s Pennsylvania campus
Doug at Caron’s Pennsylvania campus
Addiction and Recovery

Getting Arrested Saved His Life: A Tale of Sobriety and Grace

He was the CEO of a respected addiction treatment program, but his own life was spinning out of control until a DUI arrest shone a spotlight on his drinking problem.

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Former Olympic pentathlete Tom Lough
Former Olympic pentathlete Tom Lough
Living Longer, Living Better

This Olympian Thrives on Positive Thinking

Setting new goals has helped 1968 Olympian Tom Lough overcome setbacks brought on by aging, injuries and even cancer.

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Actress and singer Leslie Uggams
Actress and singer Leslie Uggams
Movies and TV

Guideposts Classics: Leslie Uggams on Lending a Helping Hand

In this story from April 2004, the star of stage, screen and television shares how a math teacher refused to allow the 12-year-old Uggams' God-given talents to go undeveloped.

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A white feather on sand
A white feather on sand
Angels

Feathers Appear as Angels Are Near

My friend insisted that feathers were the sign of angels. Was she right?

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Mountainous landscape with illuminated camping tent
Mountainous landscape with illuminated camping tent
God's Grace

A Fearful Night in Honduras

I heard a sound outside our camper shell… Was it just my fear of the unknown?

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Illustration of a white cat with glowing eyes
Illustration of a white cat with glowing eyes
Angels

A Little Lost Angel Cat

God wants me to do something, I thought. But what?

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An Esther Krinitz tapestry entitled Rosh Hashanah
An Esther Krinitz tapestry entitled Rosh Hashanah
God's Grace

The Amazing Art of Holocaust Survivor Esther Krinitz

At the age of 50, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz began to create amazing tapestries that told the story of her survival during the Holocaust. Check out our selections of her inspiring work!

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A young mother reading a bedtime story to her daughter.
A young mother reading a bedtime story to her daughter.
Adult Children

In Praise of Those Who Mother

Mother's Day isn't exclusively to mothers, but to those who are proactive in the responsibility of "mothering".

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Actress Esther Rolle, star of the popular 1970s sitcom Good Times
Actress Esther Rolle, star of the popular 1970s sitcom Good Times
Movies and TV

Guideposts Classics: Esther Rolle on the Healing Power of God's Love

In this story from September 1981, the star of the popular 1970s sitcom "Good Times" recalls when her prayers were answered by a wondrous display of God's love—right in her own backyard.

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