Inspirational Stories

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

Jessica Chastain in "The Zookeeper's Wife"
Jessica Chastain in "The Zookeeper's Wife"
Movies and TV

'The Zookeeper's Wife' Offers a Timely Lesson

Director Niki Caro shares why her film is a story of humanity and healing, and what we can learn from it. 

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How colors affect your emotions.
How colors affect your emotions.
Positive Living

The Emotional Impact of Color

Becoming aware of how colors affect your emotions can help you live a more positive life.

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Daffodils
Daffodils
Inspiring Stories

When God Seems Far Away

Just like waiting for spring flowers to emerge, know that light and color will enter your life again.

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An artist's rendering of Sherri's bowl of blessings
An artist's rendering of Sherri's bowl of blessings
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Bowls of Blessings

She found counting blessings to be a helpful practice, so when she found out her friend was battling cancer, she sent her a special gift.

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An artist's rendering of one of Dave's inspiring homemade plaques
An artist's rendering of one of Dave's inspiring homemade plaques
People Helping People

Someone Cares: All Purpose

A woodworker and lay minister finds an inspiring use for the scraps of wood that clutter his workshop.

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An artist's rendering of a young woman and a senior citizen chatting at a bus stop
An artist's rendering of a young woman and a senior citizen chatting at a bus stop
People Helping People

Someone Cares: On the Bus

An Ohio woman speaks with strangers as she makes her way around town on the bus, offering prayers for them at home later that evening.

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Angel who healed her worry
Angel who healed her worry
Angels

The Angel That Eased Her Worries

She had a lot on her mind and asked God to ease her worries. The response was rapid.

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Joe conducts a preflight check of a Cessna 172.
Joe conducts a preflight check of a Cessna 172.
Living Longer, Living Better

How One Man Found Purpose After Retirement

Joe Morris couldn't wait to retire. But when his post-retirement plans fell through, he floundered. Until he got the chance to fly. 

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Edward Grinnan and Gracie at the Good Morning America studios
Edward Grinnan and Gracie at the Good Morning America studios
Movies and TV

Edward Grinnan Tells GMA About the Dogs Who Changed His Life

In a moving interview, Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief and Good Morning America host Robin Roberts talk about the dogs they've loved.

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Encourage someone this Lent.
Encourage someone this Lent.
Motivational Stories

Encourage Someone for Lent

How a timely smile keeps a tired jogger going each morning

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