Inspirational Stories

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

An artist's rendering of her mother's hand reaching for Debbie's ankle
God's Grace

Mother Knows Best: A Visit from Mom Put Her Back on Track

Entangled in a series of troubled relationships, she didn't know where to turn—until a surprise visit from her mother pointed her in the right direction.

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2017 Emmy Nominations
Movies and TV

6 Great Shows Honored at the 2017 Emmys

The 69th Annual Emmy Awards are over and the golden statues have already been passed out, but that doesn't mean you should sleep on some of the shows nominated this year.

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ubans recover their belongings after the passage of Hurricane Irma
People Helping People

Hurricane Irma: Inspiring Stories of People Helping People

Through tragedy and devastation, these people came together to help total strangers in need.

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gray haired woman in a library with a stack of books
Living Longer, Living Better

How to Go Back to School Later in Life

Thirty years after she got her college degree, this mom decides to go back to school. Here's how she did it.

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Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren, started a program to help caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer's.
Caregiver Burnout

Hilarity for Charity: Seth Rogen, Lauren Miller Work to Assist Alzheimers Caregivers

Comedian Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller, came up with a way to turn a personal tragedy into something positive.

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Jen, with her kids Ben and Remy, notes when family members do something nice for each other.
Children

Jen Hatmaker on the Benefits of Positive Parenting

How did the popular author and mom of 5 find a way to encourage herself and her kids?

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Dennis McNicholas discovered a side to his personality that he didn't know he had
Living Longer, Living Better

Could He Have a More Adventurous Life?

How does a man who was raised to live cautiously break out of his shell in middle age? Training for a triathlon, for starters.

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NBC News anchor Lester Holt
Stories of Faith

Lester Holt: How Family and Faith Have Influenced His Career

The respected NBC Nightly News anchor's church-going childhood continues to impact the work he was called to do.

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Dennis McNicholas
Living Longer, Living Better

Dennis McNicholas on the Benefits of Taking Chances Later in Life

Dennis McNicholas, who in his fifties was inspired to change his play-it-safe approach to living, shares why it's important to continue to take risks later in life.

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Three colorful beach houses lined up.
Family

Prayer for a Longer Vacation

My son wanted to stay an extra week but it was completely out of our budget...

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