Inspirational Stories

Let inspirational stories of faith, hope, survival, healing, and courage help you cultivate a positive attitude every day.
1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible
Healing

The Benefits of Nostalgia

A psychologist extols the benefits—mental, emotional and spiritual—of remembering the past.

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Roberta Messner (left) and her former teacher Mrs. Barrett
Positive Living

One More Lesson Learned

A favorite teacher still has inspiration to offer, even years later.

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Priceless china plates are a reminder of God's love.
God's Grace

Priceless Plates

Mom passed away when I was twelve, and I had nothing left to remember her by... until one Mother's Day.

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Rev. Billy Graham in 2000
Positive Thinking

Billy Graham: On Faith and Faithfulness

In this classic Guideposts interview, the Rev. Dr. Billy Graham discusses the challenges people face in turning their lives over to God.

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God's Grace

A Divine Vine, or Just a Coincidence?

Sometimes we encounter something that makes us pause and wonder: Are we seeing a sign from God? Could the divine resemblance be more than a coincidence?

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A. B. Curtiss and her grandchildren
Coping With Grief

The Little Chapel That Stood

How a grandmother's poem turned into an inspiring children's book about September 11.

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Patrick and his son, Angus
Military Outreach Stories

Fearless on the Fourth of July

A soldier's story of how a community helped him battle his fear of fireworks.

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Mysterious Ways: Far from Home
Inspiring Stories

Mysterious Ways: Far from Home

Thousands of miles from home, an inexplicable coincidence brings hope to an airline passenger.

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Marge Champion practicing dance in her studio.
Managing Life Changes

Generation Inspiration: Marge Champion

Marge Champion has been dancing in films and on Broadway all her life, and at 91, she is still going strong. Find out the secret to her success.

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Jay Payleitner and his son Randy
Teenagers

The Extra Mile

The inspiring story of a dad who goes above and beyond for his kids.

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