Inspirational Stories

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

Wanda Rosseland: Helping Those Who Have Lost a Spouse

Wanda Rosseland describes how the Bible and simple, kind gestures from others helped her cope with the death of her husband of more than 45 years.

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Actress Beverly Garland
Stories of Faith

Guideposts Classics: Beverly Garland on Faith Conquering Fear

In this story from August 1989, actress Beverly Garland shares a quote that taught her the importance of faith and self-assurance.

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Man Designs Elevated Gardens for People with Accessibility Challenges
People Helping People

Man Designs Elevated Gardens for People with Accessibility Challenges

Terry Garrett is on a mission to provide everyone the opportunity to garden, regardless of their physical limitations. 

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Comforting a friend
Stories of Faith

How a Faith Community Can Support Us Through Grief

A set of beliefs, practices, rituals and traditions can meet us where we are during a time of terrible loss.

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Letting go of perfectionism
Life Advice

3 Ways to Let Go of Perfectionism

Start by distinguishing between healthy self-improvement goals and toxically high standards.

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Singer Gloria Gaynor
Stories of Faith

Guideposts Classics: Gloria Gaynor on Finding Faith

In this story from July 1998, singer Gloria Gaynor shares how, though she had achieved great success in her career, there was something missing until she learned who Jesus really was.

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A Troubled Veteran's Eye-Opening Encounter
Inspiring Stories

A Troubled Veteran's Eye-Opening Encounter

A stranger did more than save this Vietnam Vet from a bad snowstorm. 

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Childhood Friends Recycle Flowers for Seniors with Memory Loss
Inspiring Stories

Childhood Friends Recycle Flowers for Seniors with Memory Loss

What started as a two-person team has bloomed into an organization with over 100 volunteers.

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Faith, family and friends
Life Advice

3 Values That Are Keys to Success in Life

A simple sign can be a strong reminder of what's really important. 

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Four souls with something in common.
Cats

How Two Kittens Helped Her Daughter with Special Needs

Adopting the fearless felines helped the 11-year-old conquer her anxiety and gain confidence.

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