Inspirational Stories

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

Longtime CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Marg Helgenberger
Movies and TV

Guideposts Classics: Marg Helgenberger on the Blessings of Family

In this story from June 2009, the longtime star of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation shares how her small-town roots serve to keep her grounded.

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Man helping homeless woman
People Helping People

The Florida Project Is Giving a Voice to the Homeless

The film is partnering with organizations like Community First! to bring attention to a growing crisis. 

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2017 New York Women's Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan
Sports

Inspiring NY Marathon Winner Shalane Flanagan

Learn more about Shalane Flanagan, the inspiring winner of the 2017 New York Women's Marathon and the first American to win that event in 40 years.

 

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Candace Payne, the mom who became an internet sensation thanks to a Chewbacca mask
Answered Prayers

How Chewbacca Mom's Prayer Was Answered

The mother of two who became an internet sensation had one seemingly unattainable dream: To take her family to Disney World.

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A screenshot of the Guideposts homepage.
Inspiring Stories

Guideposts.org Wins National Award

The redesigned website has won industry recognition

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A senior man walking down a grocery aisle with a shopping basket full of items.
People Helping People

A Check-Out Line Encounter

An invaluable lesson about love and helping one another.

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A woman expresses herself in conversation to a welcoming veteran in the outdoors.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Stories of Service

A veteran shares a moment with a passerby about birdseed and birds.

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Sharon treasures this book, her only volume from her late father’s library.
Family

The Gift that Restored Her Connection to the Father She Barely Knew

A massive flood had ruined the precious books that belonged to her late father. How could the irreplacable be replaced?

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A woman undergoes an MRI examination
Stories of Hope

She Had Claustrophobia, So How Could She Handle an MRI?

Small spaces terrified her. What would help her find peace instead of panic?

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Rosemary and Juan at St. Raphael’s, where she first heard about the ESL program.
Angels

To Honor Her Late Daughter, She Became a 'Mom' to a Homesick Immigrant

What could she do for this young man, missing his loved ones in Veracruz, Mexico, at Christmastime?

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