Inspirational Stories

Let inspirational stories of faith, hope, survival, healing, and courage help you cultivate a positive attitude every day.
George Turner, Jr.; photo by Dan MacMedan
Stories of Hope

God Blessed This Bike Shop Owner with a New Path

He was sure the pandemic would spell the end of his struggling bicycle shop. His pastor—and the Man Upstairs—had other ideas.

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Betty Kilby Fisher Baldwin (left) and Phoebe Kilby; photo by James Kegley
Stories of Hope

How Two Women Found Healing from Their Family's Difficult Legacy of Slavery

The pair—one Black, the other white—became friends while dealing with their family’s painful history.

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Col. Christopher Whelan; photo by Scott Goldsmith
Stories of Hope

How He Helps to Keep the Legacy of Flight 93 Alive

An Army officer remembers a beloved family member and the other 39 heroes who died in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001.

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The Goonies film (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Movies and TV

10 Must-See Travel and Adventure Movies 

These popular movies—both new releases and classics—will inspire you to plan your next adventure. 

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Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix
Inspiring Stories

4 Inspiring Female Athletes Competing in the Tokyo Olympics

As the 2021 Tokyo Olympics kicks off, these talented athletes are serving as inspiration both on and off the field. 

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Marion Sheppard
Exercise

This 74-Year-Old Blind Woman Teaches Dance Classes

Marion Sheppard leans on her faith to encourage and inspire others with disabilities to keep it moving.

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This 75-Year-Old Fitness Influencer Has the Secret to Aging Well
Exercise

This 75-Year-Old Fitness Influencer Has the Secret to Aging Well

Joan MacDonald’s holistic approach to aging well is one we all can follow. 

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Heavy metal barbell on the floor
Exercise

Inspiring 78-Year-Old Grandmother Sets Lifting World Record

The powerlifting champion hopes to encourage others to get active, no matter their age. 

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Elizabeth Sherrill with her husband, John (photo by Shawn G. Henry)
Stories of Faith

10 Inspiring Articles and Books by Elizabeth Sherrill

Dive into the remarkable faith-filled stories of the beloved Guideposts writer.

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Keelie and her dog, Darla
Dogs

How a Dog and a Hopeless Addict Helped Each Other Find New Purpose

Darla was the worst dog in the prison’s program. Keelie was an addict with no future. They both needed a second chance. 

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