Inspirational Stories

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

Bill Marinelli feels most at home making music on a piano
America’s Angels

How Could This Homeless Veteran Get Back on Track?

His love for music sustained him in hard times. Volunteers of America helped him in ways he couldn't have imagined.

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Millie kept up her workouts with her trainer, Sam, by her side.
Living Longer, Living Better

She Thought Obesity Was Her Destiny—Her Trainer Disagreed

At 350 pounds she thought she'd never lose weight. Her trainer helped change her mind and her body.

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Lucky Dog host Brandon McMillan and a canine friend
Service Animals

Brandon McMillan Trains Service Dogs for Disabled Veterans

Dog trainer Brandon McMillan, host of CBS-TV's Lucky Dog, on growing up in a circus, finding his calling, and why he trains dogs to help veterans

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Roberta Messner
God's Grace

Experience Has Taught This Nurse to Trust Her Intuition

A highly trained nurse reveals one of the secrets to her success: Trusting her instincts.

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Adam displays the engraved metal button that saved his life
God's Grace

What Stopped a Deadly Bullet Just Short of This Police Officer's Heart?

When he survived a gunshot to the chest, his doctors called him lucky, but there was more to it than that.

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Mysterious Ways staffer Daniel Hoffman
Miracles

Why Don’t Miracles Happen to Me?

A Mysterious Ways staffer talks with a writer to whom mysterious, miraculous things happen frequently. Will her magic rub off on him?

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Actor John Corbett
Movies and TV

John Corbett: The Importance of Saying Yes

His surprising journey from steelworker to actor, the moment that changed his life, and his movie All Saints

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A pair of scrolls found in the caves of Qumran, near the Dead Sea in Israel
Miracles

The Dead Sea Scrolls: 11 Fascinating Facts

In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd boy stumbled upon one of the most startling archaeological discoveries of the 21st century while herding his goats off the northwest shore of the Dead Sea in Israel, an area known as Qumran: the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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A nurse stands, smiling, as her colleagues look on
Miracles

Of Healing and Miracles: When Nurses Make a Difference

The role of nurses in seeing us through health crises is can't be overstated. These dedicated health professionals are there when we need them most.

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Starfish
Positive Living

How You Can Make a Difference

The famous story of the boy who saved starfish is an inspiring summer reflection on how even if we can’t do it all, we can do a whole lot of good in the world.

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