Inspirational Stories

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

Hands illuminated by light and open in prayer.
Power of Prayer

Blessed with Beautiful Last Words

She experienced a miraculous moment of prayer.

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NBC News anchor Lester Holt
Movies and TV

NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt on His 'Inspiring America' Segments

The respected news anchor discusses why he considers the positive stories he shares under the Inspiring America banner to be a vitally important part of his job as a journalist.

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Dr. Omalu is now chief medical examiner for San Joaquin County, California, as well as a clinical professor at UC Davis.
Finding Life Purpose

The Doctor Who Discovered the Dangers of Concussions in Football

Dr. Bennet Omalu's discovery shook the NFL, but he had dealt with struggles of his own, including depression.

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Matthew West Book "Hello My Name Is"
Books

Matthew West's New Book Is All about Finding Your True Identity

The Christian artist says living an authentic life shouldn’t be measured by the number of likes you get on your selfie. 

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Erie Canal
Motivational Stories

Happy 200th to the Erie Canal

An ancestor and “Father of Civil Engineering” inspires a can-do attitude.

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A collage of people found in our collection of inspiring left-handers
Entertainment

10 Inspiring Left-Handers

Chances are, you know someone who is left-handed—lefties make up as much as 10 percent of the population—but you may not have known these 10 inspiring figures were southpaws.

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The blessings of sight
Inspiring Stories

The Blessings of Sight

Fighting a progressive eye disease with the help of doctors, family, friends and prayer.

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Nicki Cooper smiles at her twin sons
Stories of Hope

After Divorce, Could She Find Forgiveness?

They were parents of twin sons, but she and her ex-husband couldn't find common ground. How could she change her feelings?

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Adam displays the engraved metal button that saved his life
God's Grace

What Stopped a Deadly Bullet Just Short of This Police Officer's Heart?

When he survived a gunshot to the chest, his doctors called him lucky, but there was more to it than that.

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Lucky Dog host Brandon McMillan and a canine friend
Service Animals

Brandon McMillan Trains Service Dogs for Disabled Veterans

Dog trainer Brandon McMillan, host of CBS-TV's Lucky Dog, on growing up in a circus, finding his calling, and why he trains dogs to help veterans

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