Inspirational Stories

Let inspirational stories of faith, hope, survival, healing, and courage help you cultivate a positive attitude every day.
Actress and author Debbie Reynolds
Movies and TV

Debbie Reynolds: Grandma on the Go

In memoriam: Guideposts remembers America's sweetheart for singing, dancing, and thinking positive.

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Peggy Frezon with a canine friend
Dogs

Shelter Dog Adoption Advice

Pet expert Peggy Frezon tells you what you need to know before you adopt a shelter dog.

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Mysterious Ways: Chance Encounter
God's Grace

Mysterious Ways: Chance Encounter

A young woman on the verge of choosing a college has a life-changing experience.

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An artist's rendering of a baby bird bathing in a small ceramic dish
Pets

Love Bird

Squirt was always there to lift her spirits.

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Angel in red dress
Angels

Angelic Autumn Light

She was nervous about singing solo—till a heavenly angel appeared at the right time.

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An artist's rendering of Susan's dream
Life Advice

Our Dream House

In this excerpt from Dreams of Angels, a woman's hope for a new home seems out of reach until a heavenly message reassures her it is meant to be.

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Baltimore Oriole perching in a tree in late fall.
Life After Death

A Sign Her Husband Was Safe in Heaven

Baseball, birdsong, and the promise of things to come.
 

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A yellow canary perched on a tree branch.
Pets

Canary Caper

The canaries escaped from the aviary...and our cat crouched low to the ground, ready to pounce.

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Collage illustration of a large imposing angel in a dark alley
Angels

Mystery of the Missing Report Card

My childhood wasn't pretty. Neither was the angel I met in a dangerous part of town.

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Heavenly angel
Children

A New Year's Promise

A worried mother receives an encouraging message.

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