Inspirational Stories

Let inspirational stories of faith, hope, survival, healing, and courage help you cultivate a positive attitude every day.
Candace Payne, the mom who became an internet sensation thanks to a Chewbacca mask
Answered Prayers

How Chewbacca Mom's Prayer Was Answered

The mother of two who became an internet sensation had one seemingly unattainable dream: To take her family to Disney World.

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A screenshot of the Guideposts homepage.
Inspiring Stories

Guideposts.org Wins National Award

The redesigned website has won industry recognition

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A senior man walking down a grocery aisle with a shopping basket full of items.
People Helping People

A Check-Out Line Encounter

An invaluable lesson about love and helping one another.

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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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