Inspirational Stories

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

Crossing to Freedom: The Marietta Stop on the Underground Railroad

Discover the real-life history of Marietta, Ohio, the setting for Guideposts new fiction series, Secrets of Wayfarers Inn.

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Woman writing a story
Inspiring Stories

How Stories Can Change the World

Guideposts is looking for some genuine, real-life storytelling!

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Mirai Nagasu at the 2018 Winter Olympics
Movies and TV

How Olympian Mirai Nagasu Fought to Make History

The figure skater reflects on her history-making performance at the Olympics and looks ahead to winning another title, on "Dancing with the Stars." 

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A portrait of Marcia Gay Harden in front of green scenery.

Marcia Gay Harden on Coping with Her Mother's Alzheimer's

All her life, her mother helped pave the way for her success. Now, as her mother battles Alzheimer's, Marcia Gay Harden offers her love and support.

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An illustration depicting a bouquet of zinnias.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Still Blooming

The presence of lost loved one lived on in the flower bed of zinnias.

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An illustration depicting a happy rhinoceros in a pink blanket.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Rhino Love

Knitting or crocheting a blanket helps protect these animals targeted by poachers.

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An illustration depicting two kindergarteners enjoying butterfly shaped cookies.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Sweet Story

These kindergarteners looked forward to hear her stories every week for a sweet treat.

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Phnesha with her daughters, Gabby (left) and Gigi
Living Longer, Living Better

A Lawyer Finds Stress Relief in Art—and Surprising Success

Living through a divorce and her father's illness, Phnesha Marchette took a walk on the beach and asked God for peace. The answer she got  made her laugh. It also changed her life.

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Veteran alcohol and drug counselor, Mary Spaulding dispels common misconceptions about addiction.
Addiction and Recovery

5 Common Misconceptions About Addiction

This longtime alcohol and drug counselor sheds new light on some widespread substance abuse myths.

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Susan Burton
People Helping People

How Susan Burton Is Helping Women Rebuild After Prison

The founder of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project details her own story of life behind bars and why she's helping women find their clean slate after prison in a new memoir.

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