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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Babette Davis, chef, restauteur and advocate for healthy eating
Living Longer, Living Better

Eating Better Transformed Her Health and Her Career

At 67 years old, this self-taught chef is the healthiest she’s ever been, and she's helping others get there too.

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2017 New York Women's Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan

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 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 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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A trail of people dressed warmly carrying various types of bread.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Bread Brigade

This special team of volunteers continued the bread tradition in his honor.

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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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