Inspirational Stories

We're not alone in this world. We have God, and we have each other.

We’re Not Really Alone

We have God, but we also have the gift of one another.

Edward and Grace, his new dog. Edward remembers the love of his pet, Millie, who recently passed away.

Remembering the Love of a Pet

What seemed to be an infuriating computer glitch at the moment of a pet's passing turned out to be something else.

When God gives us what we need, when we need it. Like ideas for a book and blog!

When God Gives Us What We Need

Learning that when the task is large, God sends us what we need, when we need it.

Tim Timmons on his battle with cancer and his new album

Singer Tim Timmons: 'Cancer Is Not My Story'

The Christian worship artist, who was given a terminal cancer diagnosis 14 years ago, just released his latest album and it's his most joyful yet. 

One of Scotland's secret sculptures, bits on wonder discovered in Edinburgh.

Scotland’s Secret Book Sculptures

It’s amazing, really, how one person can add so much wonder to the world.

He Named Me Malala review

'He Named Me Malala' Reveals the Teen Behind the Icon

Davis Guggenheim's documentary chronicles Nobel Peace Prize winner and international education activist Malala Yousafzai as a regular teenaged girl with an awesome mission.

Guideposts: Carl Payton of Volunteers of America, with client and friend Stella

A Good Neighbor Inspired by God's Love

In his career as a social worker, Carl had worked with many clients. But Stella was special. She was like family.

Guideposts: Sharon Vander Waal spends time with a resident at the Gathering Place.

The Gift of Caregiver Respite

After years of caring for her late husband, she recognized the experience as a gift from God, one she endeavored to share with others.

The blessing of a Yom Kippur phone call

The Blessing of a Yom Kippur Phone Call

A reader helps brighten a tough week at Mysterious Ways.

Guideposts: Then-Yankee owner George Steinbrenner and Hall-of-Famer Yogi Berra are all smiles after the reconciliation.

Yogi Berra on Learning to Forgive

Yankee Stadium was Hall-of-Famer Yogi Berra's home. How could he forgive the man who threw him out?