Inspirational Stories

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

5 ways to calm your mind
Life Advice

5 Ways to Calm Your Mind

The buzz of everyday life can make us forget what it feels like to be at peace. Take the time to reconnect with your calmness.

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Dawn Blackman
Living Longer, Living Better

How One Volunteer and a Community Garden Changed Children's Lives

When a business owner shared a bowl of snap peas with some local children, she never could have guessed she'd change their lives and her own. Discover how she revitalized a community garden and transformed a neighborhood.


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An artist's rendering of a woman sharing treats with kids
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Tempting Treats

A woman trying to stick to a healthy diet finds a way to share the treats she acquires over the holidays with those who would enjoy them.

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An artist's rendering of a crocheted cross
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Cross Fit

A woman in her nineties finds fulfillment in crocheting small crosses, snowmen and flowers for one and all.

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Country music superstar Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire: The Hymns That Live in Me

The country music superstar shares songs of hope and faith that have been a part of her life ever since her girlhood days in a one-room church in Chockie, Oklahoma.

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What to do when you're in spiritual darkness
Stories of Hope

When in Spiritual Darkness, Trust God

Lessons from a West Virginia coal miner on digging out of seemingly hopeless situations.

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Kindness toward others
People Helping People

How a Kind Deed Can Transform a Day

A stranger on the subway and a pack of tissues made all the difference.

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The miracle of winter flowers
Life Advice

The Miracle of Winter Flowers

Indoor gardening has never been my forte, which makes houseplant successes all the sweeter.

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Jimmy Spagnolo, 6, rings a bell to signify the end of his cancer treatments at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Motivational Stories

A Victory Dance After Chemo

6-year-old Jimmy Spagnolo's inspiring journey through a year of chemotherapy has touched thousands across the country.

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Valerie Herskowitz behind the counter at the Chocolate Spectrum
Special Needs Children

She Created Jobs for Her Son and Other Autistic Adults

A mother finds a path to give her autistic son a purpose in his adult life.

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