Inspirational Stories

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

A chocolate, teacup poodle posing for the camera.
Dogs

A Sign She Was the Right Dog

Was the teacup poodle meant to be a part of our family?

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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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Oprah Winfrey Gospel Brunch
Music

Oprah's Star-Studded Gospel Brunch

See pictures from 'The Wisdom of Sundays' gospel brunch and book launch party at her California home, The Promised Land.

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Greg Kinnear and Djimon Hounsou in "Same Kind of Different as Me"
Movies and TV

The Inspiring Friendship Behind 'Same Kind of Different as Me'

Author Ron Hall shares the life-changing lesson he hopes people take away from his new film. 

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“We can never be sure of the big picture. We can only live in faith and trust,” says Ricardo, here with his wife, Jennette
God's Grace

Ricardo Sanchez: Did Prayers Heal His Son?

Recording artist Ricardo Sanchez's son was hospitalized. He could not have imagined how prayer, a dream, and mysterious coincidence would change his son's life.

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Adopting a Stray Cat Changed Her Life
Cats

Adopting a Stray Cat Changed Her Life

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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Candace Payne, known to millions around the world as Chewbacca Mom
Stories of Hope

Chewbacca Mom Shares How Her Life Has Changed

Candace Payne, known to millions of people around the world as Chewbacca Mom, recalls the day her video went viral and shares how the experience changed her life.

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