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 weight lifted from Lisa when she admitted to what she’d been hiding.
Living Longer, Living Better

How She Overcame Adult Illiteracy and Changed Her Life

She knew that her struggles with reading and spelling were holding her back. Was it too late to learn?

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Lisa’s family has really grown! That’s her in the middle, surrounded by two of her children, a son-in-law and the grandchildren. Five of those grandchildren were adopted through the Angels of Grace program.
People Helping People

A Domestic Abuse Survivor Helps Foster Children

How a compassionate nurse changed her life and inspired her career—and the surprising way they met again.

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Craig Grossi with his pal, Fred
Dogs

Why This Veteran Brought a Dog Home from Afghanistan

A dog he named Fred gave a Marine comfort and hope in war-torn Afghanistan. Could he return the favor?

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A basket full of letters addressed to Richard, the fireman.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Eternal Flame

Memories from loved ones brought this firefighter joy.

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