Inspirational Stories

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

An artist's rendering of Sherri's bowl of blessings
An artist's rendering of Sherri's bowl of blessings
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Bowls of Blessings

She found counting blessings to be a helpful practice, so when she found out her friend was battling cancer, she sent her a special gift.

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An artist's rendering of one of Dave's inspiring homemade plaques
An artist's rendering of one of Dave's inspiring homemade plaques
People Helping People

Someone Cares: All Purpose

A woodworker and lay minister finds an inspiring use for the scraps of wood that clutter his workshop.

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An artist's rendering of a young woman and a senior citizen chatting at a bus stop
An artist's rendering of a young woman and a senior citizen chatting at a bus stop
People Helping People

Someone Cares: On the Bus

An Ohio woman speaks with strangers as she makes her way around town on the bus, offering prayers for them at home later that evening.

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Joe conducts a preflight check of a Cessna 172.
Joe conducts a preflight check of a Cessna 172.
Living Longer, Living Better

How One Man Found Purpose After Retirement

Joe Morris couldn't wait to retire. But when his post-retirement plans fell through, he floundered. Until he got the chance to fly. 

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Edward Grinnan and Gracie at the Good Morning America studios
Edward Grinnan and Gracie at the Good Morning America studios
Movies and TV

Edward Grinnan Tells 'Good Morning America' About the Dogs Who Changed His Life

In a moving interview, Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan and Good Morning America host Robin Roberts talk about the dogs they've loved.

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Encourage someone this Lent.
Encourage someone this Lent.
Motivational Stories

Encourage Someone for Lent

How a timely smile keeps a tired jogger going each morning

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A gym lock and a mystery.
A gym lock and a mystery.
Miracles

The 'Mysterious Ways' in My Quest for a Gym Lock

What are the chances my friend would call with exactly what I needed, right on time?

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teens from different racial backgrounds gardening together, smiling
teens from different racial backgrounds gardening together, smiling
People Helping People

At-Risk Teens Grow Hope in Community Garden

Here's how Project L.I.F.T.'s inspiring after school program helps these teens prepare for a better future.

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Healing and love
Healing and love
Inspiring Stories

Love and Healing

For every moment of pain in my life there have been many more corresponding moments of kindness and compassion.

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How coins in a fountain can connect you to something larger.
How coins in a fountain can connect you to something larger.
Inspiring Stories

Can a ‘Wishing Well’ Connect Us With a Higher Power?

Tossing coins in a fountain forms a deeper spiritual connection, writes Mysterious Ways assistant editor Dan Hoffman.

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