Inspiring Stories

Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix

4 Inspiring Female Athletes Competing in the Tokyo Olympics

As the 2021 Tokyo Olympics kicks off, these talented athletes are serving as inspiration both on and off the field. 

Phoebe Kilby and Betty Ann Kilby Fisher Baldwin

Two Cousins Who Both Descend from a Slave Owner on Faith and Healing

Phoebe Kilby and Betty Ann Kilby Fisher Baldwin reveal how their unlikely discovery that they were cousins helped Phoebe grasp more fully the marks racism and slavery have left and Betty to more fully embrace the practice of forgiveness.

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Heavy metal barbell on the floor

Inspiring 78-Year-Old Grandmother Sets Lifting World Record

The powerlifting champion hopes to encourage others to get active, no matter their age. 

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Elizabeth Sherrill with her husband, John (photo by Shawn G. Henry)

10 Inspiring Articles and Books by Elizabeth Sherrill

Dive into the remarkable faith-filled stories of the beloved Guideposts writer.

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Actor Pat O'Brien

Guideposts Classics: Pat O'Brien on Being Guided by Faith

In this story from May 1949, award-winning actor Pat O’Brien shares the role that faith played in his marriage, his life and his career.

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Actor William Gargan

Guideposts Classics: William Gargan on the Blessings of Acceptance

In this story from May 1963, actor William Gargan, who amassed over 100 film credits over 30 years, shares how a cancer diagnosis ended his career but gave him a new purpose.

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Photo credit: Jon Link

How to Talk to Strangers about Your Faith

Two leading pastors agree: talk less and listen more.

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Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial site in western Pennsylvania

Remembering Flight 93 and the Heroes of 9/11

As the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks nears, one nonprofit is finding an inspiring way to honor the heroes whose plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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Rescued harbor seals Billy (left) and Gracie

How Two Blind Seals Gave Her the Hope She Needed

She was drawn to the rescued animals for a reason she didn’t understand.

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Harry Connick Jr.; video shot by Larsen&Talbert

Harry Connick Jr. on His Album, 'Alone with My Faith'

The acclaimed musician shares how the challenges and sorrows of the pandemic rejuvenated his faith and inspired his new album, "Alone with My Faith."

Edward Grinnan on finding a career

How ‘Just a Job’ Turned into a Career and a Relationship with God

With a life in shambles, one mysterious moment changes everything.

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Rafer Johnson at 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles

We All Carry the Torch—And Can Pass It Along

A 1984 Olympics memory reinforces how we can step out, illuminated by faith, and shine a light for others.

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An 1880 Juneteenth celebration, with Rev. Jack Yates at far left; public domain

Juneteenth: 5 Things to Know About Our New Federal Holiday

Juneteenth, an observance that began more than 150 years ago in the African American community, is an occasion all freedom-loving Americans will now honor.

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Never give up on your dreams

How to Make Your Hopes and Dreams Come True

There are thousands of reasons to think we have to give up on a dream. But there is still a way.

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