Inspirational Stories

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

Brennan (left) and Breckan have outgrown action figures but are still Nicki's best buddies
Children

The First Christmas as a Single Mom

Could she make Christmas special for her young sons and find some joy for herself?

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The Roark family: (from L to R) Casey, Diana, Carly, Caleb, Diana and Jerry
Family

A Christmas Pageant Script You Can Use

Want an easy, affordable way to get your family in the Christmas spirit? Try this DIY pageant with crèche figures and candles.

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Ralph, a stray black cat relaxes indoors.
Cats

Then Came Ralph

Love an animal? Not me!

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Legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Music

Guideposts Classics: Luciano Pavarotti on Making the Most of God's Gifts

In this story from March 1985, the world-renowned tenor shares how he came to embrace the gift God had given him.

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Bitty  Beaus coffee shop employees
People Helping People

Bitty & Beau's Brews Possibility for People with Disabilities

The North Carolina coffee shop hopes to welcome you with a cup of Joe and a message of inclusivity.

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Jeff Bauman with Jake Gyllenhaal at a Boston Red Sox game
Movies and TV

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor on the Story behind 'Stronger'

Jeff Bauman shares his story of recovery and hope following the tragedy and how he felt seeing his life played out on screen. 

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Aaron Judge singles in the first inning of a game at Yankee Stadium in September 2016
Sports

For Yankees Slugger Aaron Judge, Faith and Family Come First

The right fielder, who has hit more home runs in his rookie season than any player in history, relies on faith and family to help him remain humble.

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Frida the rescue dog pictured in early September.
Service Animals

Frida the Rescue Dog Saved Lives in Mexico City

This canine went on a mission to find others in the destructive Mexico earthquake.

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An artist's rendering of Shirley's heart-shaped cakes
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Hearts for History

A woman uses her baking skills to help fund a sprucing-up of her community's historic cemetary.

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An artist's rendering of a mature woman allowing a young woman in a hurry to go ahead of her at the grocery checkout
People Helping People

Someone Cares: After You!

A retiree who's in no rush discovers a simple way to make life a bit easier for those who are feeling harried.

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