Inspirational Stories

Soul mates who cannot part in life or in death, who are always in love.

The Mysterious Ways of Love and Death

Our December/January issue investigates the phenomenon of soul mates who can’t live apart.

The healing power of song. Rick Hamlin will be singing a song a day during Advent.

The Healing Power of Song

After a serious lung infection, Rick Hamlin gets an early Christmas gift.

Pay it forward. Who needs love, support or encouragement from you today?

Pay It Forward

Who needs support, encouragement or love from you today?

Diana Aydin's gratitude challenge continues this Thanksgiving season by giving thanks for old friends, new colleagues and kale!

Gratitude Challenge–Part 6

Giving thanks for new colleagues, old friends, kale salads and a quirky sweater.

A young editor finds his path to a job at Mysterious Ways via a mysterious manner.

Led to Work at Mysterious Ways

Our new assistant editor tells the story of how he came to join our editorial team.

Guideposts Editor Edward Grinnan and his chewing-up-everything-in-sight puppy, Grace.

Puppy Love

She's adorable when not chewing up everything in sight–wait, where's the TV remote??

A grandmother is celebrated by how she touched the lives of others.

A Grandmother's Loving Touch

Loving others means reaching into the lives around us. It’s the way we’re called to live.

Guideposts: Walter, a formerly homeless man who was assisted by Volunteers of America

A Place to Call Home

Here's how Volunteers of America helped a senior citizen find a home of his own

Guideposts: Two men's hands clasp in a show of support and strength

This Place Probably Saved My Life

A U.S. Army veteran shares how he struggled to adapt to civilian life after being deployed during Desert Storm. Thankfully, Volunteers of America was there to lend a helping hand.

Guideposts: Josey walks across the stage to receive her diploma

Formerly Homeless Teen Graduates from College

A former foster youth overcomes many challenges with the help of the case managers and staff at Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.