Inspirational Stories

Let inspirational stories of faith, hope, survival, healing, and courage help you cultivate a positive attitude every day.
A basket full of letters addressed to Richard, the fireman.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Eternal Flame

Memories from loved ones brought this firefighter joy.

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A woman expresses herself in conversation to a welcoming veteran in the outdoors.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Stories of Service

A veteran shares a moment with a passerby about birdseed and birds.

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Craig Grossi with his pal, Fred
Dogs

Why This Veteran Brought a Dog Home from Afghanistan

A dog he named Fred gave a Marine comfort and hope in war-torn Afghanistan. Could he return the favor?

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A weight lifted from Lisa when she admitted to what she’d been hiding.
Living Longer, Living Better

How She Overcame Adult Illiteracy and Changed Her Life

She knew that her struggles with reading and spelling were holding her back. Was it too late to learn?

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Sharon treasures this book, her only volume from her late father’s library.
Family

The Gift that Restored Her Connection to the Father She Barely Knew

A massive flood had ruined the precious books that belonged to her late father. How could the irreplacable be replaced?

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A woman undergoes an MRI examination
Stories of Hope

She Had Claustrophobia, So How Could She Handle an MRI?

Small spaces terrified her. What would help her find peace instead of panic?

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Rosemary and Juan at St. Raphael’s, where she first heard about the ESL program.
People Helping People

To Honor Her Late Daughter, She Became a 'Mom' to a Homesick Student

What could she do for this young man, missing his loved ones in Veracruz, Mexico, at Christmastime?

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Lisa’s family has really grown! That’s her in the middle, surrounded by two of her children, a son-in-law and the grandchildren. Five of those grandchildren were adopted through the Angels of Grace program.
People Helping People

A Domestic Abuse Survivor Helps Foster Children

How a compassionate nurse changed her life and inspired her career—and the surprising way they met again.

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Smoke and the Base Operations Section Marines at Camp al Taqqadum in Iraq
Service Animals

Bringing Smoke Home

Marines never leave anyone behind. Not even a donkey.

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Lynne’s proud of Ben’s progress; today he’s a mentor to recovering addicts and finishing college.
Addiction and Recovery

A Mother Learns to Turn Her Addict Son Over to God

He was kicked out of a sober-living home. Could she believe him when he said he was finally ready to give up drugs?

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