Inspirational Stories

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

How a Faith Community Can Support Us Through Grief

A set of beliefs, practices, rituals and traditions can meet us where we are during a time of terrible loss.

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Letting go of perfectionism
Healing

3 Ways to Let Go of Perfectionism

Start by distinguishing between healthy self-improvement goals and toxically high standards.

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Singer Gloria Gaynor
Stories of Faith

Guideposts Classics: Gloria Gaynor on Finding Faith

In this story from July 1998, singer Gloria Gaynor shares how, though she had achieved great success in her career, there was something missing until she learned who Jesus really was.

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A Troubled Veteran's Eye-Opening Encounter
Inspiring Stories

A Troubled Veteran's Eye-Opening Encounter

A stranger did more than save this Vietnam Vet from a bad snowstorm. 

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Childhood Friends Recycle Flowers for Seniors with Memory Loss
Inspiring Stories

Childhood Friends Recycle Flowers for Seniors with Memory Loss

What started as a two-person team has bloomed into an organization with over 100 volunteers.

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Faith, family and friends
Life Advice

3 Values That Are Keys to Success in Life

A simple sign can be a strong reminder of what's really important. 

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Molly and John embrace their simpler way of life.
Dogs

How One Couple, and Their Beloved Dog, Ditched the Big City for Farm Life

Their adventures were captured in the acclaimed film ‘The Biggest Little Farm’.

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Four souls with something in common.
Cats

How Two Kittens Helped Her Daughter with Special Needs

Adopting the fearless felines helped the 11-year-old conquer her anxiety and gain confidence.

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Lou Dean
Stories of Hope

A Collection of Lou Dean Stories

Enjoy this selection of inspiring stories by Lou Dean.

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Julia Hawkins at the 2019 National Senior Games
Living Longer, Living Better

This 103-Year-Old Runner Shares Her Top Longevity Secret

Senior Olympic athlete Julia Hawkins shares how being active led to her becoming a record-breaking sports phenom.

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