Inspirational Stories

Let inspirational stories of faith, hope, survival, healing, and courage help you cultivate a positive attitude every day.
Joan MacDonald; photo courtesy Joan MacDonald
Exercise

Fitness Ready: Know Your Body, Stretch Your Limits

Joan MacDonald, the 75-year-old fitness guru, tells us how to kickstart a workout routine and stick to it.

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Exercise Guru Joan MacDonald, the 75-Year-Old Influencer
Exercise

Meet Joan MacDonald, the 75-Year-Old Influencer Proving Fitness Can Happen at Any Age

She shares her road to living a healthier life and how others can too. 

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Ed Attanasio holding his Post-It artwork
Pets

Artist—and Stroke Survivor—Launches Pet Drawing Project to Support Animal Shelters

In one year, the campaign has gathered about $100,000 in donations.

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Edward Grinnan, Guideposts Editor in Chief
Inspiring Stories

Guideposts Readers: Our Biggest Blessing and Inspiration

How your outpouring of care and support helps us make the world a better place through hope, faith and prayer.

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Mother's Day Comfort From Beyond Mother and Daughter (Getty Images)
Miracles

How Mothers Can Comfort Us From Beyond

Not all of us can be with our moms this Mother’s Day, but sometimes God sends us signs to let us know that they are still watching over us.

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Sasha Corbett with some of her handicapped rescue dogs: Rosalie, Tipsy and Lana
Motivational Stories

A Look Inside the Misfit Ranch

Where all dogs are welcome, especially the ones that are broken and scared.

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Sonia Perry pets a cheetah
Inspiring Stories

32-Year-Old Conservationist Embarks on a Journey to Save Animals

Sonia Perry left New York City for the savanna to fulfill a lifelong dream of working with animals.

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Police chaplain John Revell of Building Community and Chief Moss
Finding Life Purpose

Building Bridges Within the Communities They Serve

Building Community, a nationwide program—created by a Connecticut police chaplain—brings neighborhoods together through police-led projects and events.

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7 Inspiring and Entertaining Books to Read This Summer
Books

7 Inspiring and Entertaining Books to Read This Summer

Dig into these page-turning mysteries, Bible-inspired stories and laugh-out loud comedies from Guideposts. 

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Healing
How to Pray

3 Ways to Pray for Healing from the Bible

Examples of when Jesus answered desperate prayers for help with miracles.

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