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People Who Do Good: Shari Grimes and The Hope House

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I think we need to hear more about good things. In this world of natural disasters and tragedies of every kind, I want to read about people helping one another and being living, breathing miracles. That’s why I’m starting a […]

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Anonymous Donors Pay Off Kmart Layaway Accounts

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

How precious is this story! I hope it encourages you to do a good deed this holiday season or at least still believe in the kindness of strangers. OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The young father stood in line at the […]

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The Hope of Christmas: A Promise Kept

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

You are savvy readers here at the Inspiration Report. So I know that in spite of all the hustle and bustle of the season, you haven’t forgotten the real reason why we celebrate Christmas. This year I am pondering it […]

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‘It’s Not Over Yet': The 11th Hour Miracle

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

This year is drawing to a close. As we hang the holly and shop for gifts, we know the end of 2011 is looming. How was your 2011? Was it a good year for you or was it difficult? For […]

The Gift of a New Day

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“I dare you to move / Like today never happened before” – Switchfoot I don’t think we take enough advantage of new days. Think about it. Whether you noticed or not, you got a second chance this morning. You were […]

What the Resurrection Means for You (even if you don’t believe)

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

April 17th this year began Holy Week. Palm Sunday, Passover, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday all lead up to Easter Sunday. I know many of you will be observing the holiday season in a variety of ways. Obviously many go […]

Daryn Kagan is Showing the World What’s Possible

posted by lbrockway

Interview by Laurie Sue Brockway Daryn Kagan is the creator and host of DarynKagan.com, an inspirational online community that features a daily Web cast of stories that, “Show the World What is Possible.” Her web site and online community have become a […]

MixedBlessing Cards Create Unity Through Diversity

posted by lbrockway

With all the stress and uncertainty in people’s lives, what a breath of fresh air it is to receive a holiday card that envisions a world of peace and tolerance. This is something we all need, now more than ever. […]

Ideas to Simplify Sending Christmas Cards

posted by lbrockway

Guest Blog by Barbara Tako It’s that time again. Time to think about holiday cards. If you enjoy sending out Christmas cards every year, please feel free to ignore the following ideas. I know some of us truly enjoy doing […]

Orangutan and Hound Dog: Best Friends Forever

posted by shuang

We received an email with sweet photos of Suryia the Orangutan and Roscoe the Hound Dog, two unlikely, inseparable best friends who met at an endangered species sanctuary.  While this story is “old news” by now, we thought it was still […]

Marathon Runner Makes a Difference Donating Kidney

posted by shuang

We received this encouraging story about a woman who decided to donate a kidney in order to make a difference in someone’s life.  The following is a condensed and edited version of the story, featured with permission of the National […]

Soldier Surprises Daughter with a Special Graduation Message

posted by shuang

Like Derrin Austin, a father serving in the navy who surprised his son, Edgar Justino was a father serving in the army who wanted to surprise his daughter. Justino, who got called for active duty in the Army National Reserve, […]

Gallup Poll Shows Americans Are More Positive Despite Economy

posted by shuang

Despite the ongoing recession, a Gallup poll recently reported that Americans have renewed a positive outlook in their well-being and future. Gallup’s Well-Being Index is a survey that tracks six categories across American lifestyles: Life Evaulation, Emotional Health, Healthy Behavior, Physical Health, Basic Access, and […]

Three Sisters Meet for the First Time After 61 Years

posted by shuang

Judy, Carol, and Deb were sisters who didn’t grow up together and had never met each other until recently.  Judy, 61, had been adopted as a baby when her birth parents couldn’t afford to raise her.  Carol and Deb were born […]

Beliefnet Wins Two Webby Awards

posted by lbrockway

Beliefnet has an inspiring news story of it’s own to report. We won two Webby awards! Michael Kress, our Managing Editor and Vice President of Editorial, had the pleasure of accepting Beliefnet’s Webby Awards at a ceremony in Manhattan last […]

John Tesh Radio Show Wants You to ‘Adopt A Fisherman’

posted by shuang

We’ve all seen the horrific photos of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Water birds, fish, and other sea animals have been affected along with fishermen whose livelihood depends on the Gulf. At least 27,000 jobs have been […]

Video: Baby Boy Hears Mom’s Voice for the First Time

posted by shuang

When we first watched this extraordinary video, we had to share it with you. In the video, Jonathan, an 8-month-old boy, just had his cochlear implant activated by a doctor.  Jonathan is sucking on his pacificer when his implant is turned on […]

Missing 16-Year-Old Sailor Is Found Safe at Sea

posted by shuang

Young teens have been doing amazing things lately, from climbing Mount Everest to making prom dresses out of gum wrappers to sailing solo (non-stop) around the world. 16-year-old Abby Sunderland started her ocean journey on January 23 from Marina del Ray, […]

A 90-Year-Old Woman Attends High School Prom

posted by shuang

During high school, Haselteen Rumbo’s parents forbid her to attend the high school prom because of dancing. Now, at 90-years-old, Rumbo got a second chance to attend a high school prom in Independence, Missouri–with her 18-year-old great grandson. The nursing home that Rumbo […]

An 87-Year-Old Woman Graduates College

posted by shuang

Gail Brant of Anderson, Indiana proved that it’s never too late to go back to school. At 87-years-old, Brant recently graduated from Anderson University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. When Brant graduated from high school, she didn’t get a chance […]

How One Man Found a Job…By Advertising Himself

posted by shuang

If you lost your job, would you dress up in a suit, put on a poster board, stand on a street, and hand out your resume to strangers? If you are 60-year-old Paul Nawrocki, you would.  In fact, when Nawrocki was […]

Video: Hero Dog Rescues Another Dog on a Highway

posted by shuang

An amazing video is making the rounds on YouTube.  A dog in Santiago, Chile is shown risking his life by running into the middle of a highway to rescue another dog hit by a car.  The hero dog is shown dragging the […]

Meals on Wheels Feeds Senior Moms on Mother’s Day

posted by shuang

When you treat your mom to dinner this weekend, think about buying an extra meal for a senior mom who may not have the family support she needs. Meals on Wheels Association of America has started a new campaign called “Meals […]

Ellen DeGeneres Supports Shelter Pets and Postal Stamps

posted by shuang

Today at 2:00 pm, special stamps that support adoption for shelter pets officially go on sale at your local post office and on StampsToTheRescue.com.  The ten “Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet” stamps showcase 5 shelter cats and 5 shelter dogs that […]

German Shepherd Saves His Owner from Fire

posted by shuang

One incredible dog is an uncontested hero for his owner and the state troopers of Anchorage, Alaska. When 23-year-old Ben Heinrichs was in his workshop fixing his truck, a fire started after a spark ignited the gasoline.  His clothes caught […]

A Mayor Gives Her Own Kidney to Facebook Friend

posted by shuang

When April Capone Almon, the 35-year-old mayor of East Haven, Connecticut, saw Carlos Sanchez’s Facebook update about needing a kidney, she immediately knew what to do. Capone recalled reaching out to Sanchez on Facebook: “I sent him a private message […]

Special Needs Teens Get Their Own Prom

posted by shuang

High school teens in St. Charles, Missouri put together their annual special needs prom. The special needs prom first began 14 years ago when a sponsor of the high school Renaissance Club had a child with Down syndrome. The prom is still put together […]

Stray Cat Saves Canadian Woman from Breast Cancer

posted by shuang

Can cats diagnose you with breast cancer?When a stray cat appeared in the backyard of Judy Danchura’s home in Winnipeg, Canada last June at 3 am, Danchura and her husband heard the cat’s meows and welcomed it into their home. […]

Make Way for Circus Elephants in NYC

posted by shuang

Have you ever seen an elephant walk the streets of New York City? How about six elephants in a row? To prepare for and celebrate the arrival of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey circus in New York City, the […]

Get Ready for the Spring Equinox 2010

posted by lbrockway

Get ready for the Spring Equinox 2010. It may not be bring good weather but it will hopefully bring more light and balance back into our lives. According to Holiday Insights: “The Spring (or Vernal) Equinox brings days and nights in […]

Jenny McCarthy Says She Has “Fixed” Son’s Autism

posted by lbrockway

Jenny McCarthy is more well-known now as a mother, autism awareness advocate and bestselling author these days, although media does not like to forget she has been a Playboy model and remains Jim Carey’s girlfriend. She is speaking out letting the world […]

Brooklyn Subway Hero Saves a Young Woman

posted by shuang

Everyone in New York City remembers Wesley Autrey, the “Subway Hero” or “Subway Superman.” who jumped onto the subway tracks in Harlem to save a 19-year-old student who had fallen off the platform.  Another “Subway Hero,” 23-year-old Lance McGraw, rescued a […]

Little Girl Rescued in Car Crash

posted by shuang

A group of strangers and good samaritans banded together in Victorville, CA to help firefighters rescue a toddler (a little girl) trapped in a car during a two-car collision. The toddler’s mother began having car trouble while on the highway.  Attempting to pull off to the side, another car forcibly struck it […]

Cast Your Vote for the Most Inspiring Movies of the Year

posted by lbrockway

How wonderful it is to be able to spend time watching postive, powerful and inspiring movies that uplift us and transform us. This kind of entertainment leaves a positive impression and stirs the soul. It’s movie award season and we […]

Canadian Mayor Returns His Raise

posted by shuang

Would you accept a raise that was over $2,000? Doug Findlater, the mayor of West Kelowna, British Columbia, decided to write a check and give his raise of $2,762.37 back to the people of West Kelowna.  Each year, the city council meets to […]

Beliefnet’s Sherry Huang Wins Strand Poetry Contest

posted by lbrockway

Poetry is alive and well and living at the Strand Bookstore. The classic New York City venue is a treasure trove of literature and home to a massive collection of used books. They recently held their first “Share the Love of Poetry […]

Let’s Not Forget Haiti–Dr. Judy and Father Wismick Recieve Award

posted by lbrockway

Read about the American Psychologist and Catholic Priest who brought emotional first aid and comfort to Haiti in her article for Beliefnet and in her Hope for Haiti blog posts.  See more of Dr. Judy’s photos from Haiti.   As Dr. […]

What Do You Have in Your House–to Sell?

posted by lbrockway

This has been a tough time for many people touched by economic issues, but one expert is saying we can probably make it through the hard times just by using what we already have in our homes. This is good […]

Share Your Videos and Photos with The Parenthood Project

posted by lbrockway

Whether you are still raising rug rats or your kids are fully grown, with kids of their own, we all have something to say about being a parent. NBC, Ron Howard and Brian Glazer just launched “The Parenthood Project,” a […]

Good News for Short and Full Figured Gals

posted by lbrockway

Okay, so this is not exacty a rescue story but perhaps, for some, this is a tale of hope that will lift the heart–especially if you happen to be short and stout. It may make you happy to know that human females […]

“Good News Friday” Starts a Good News Virus Jan. 22

posted by lbrockway

Thanks to Inspiration Report reader Marie Ennis-O’Connor for tipping us off to “Good News Friday.” This was the first of what is hoped to be an annual event, initiated by pr/marketing company Mediacontact.ie in Ireland to try to make good […]

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Poem: In The End
Today’s guest blogger is poet Tara Sophia Mohr Learn more about Tara’s poetry

posted 4:30:02pm Oct. 24, 2012 | read full post »

A Quote to Live By
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." Henry David Thoreau Whatever you were put on this earth to do, do it today. Don't delay. Don't look back. Run like crazy towards your passion and watch God lay the adventure out before you.

posted 9:22:40am Aug. 01, 2012 | read full post »

People Who Do Good: A Cake that Makes a Difference
Our "People Who Do Good" series has been a blast and I've enjoyed highlighting the stories and lives of everyday heroes. This one comes to us from writer Rebecca Brittingham who traveled to Florida to find a cake-maker with a heart for the less fortunate. When most people hear the word art, they

posted 12:10:27am Jul. 30, 2012 | read full post »

The Problem with Pain
I’ve heard people say, “How do I get over something if it still hurts?” And yes, forgiveness is key, whether it’s aimed towards yourself or someone else. However, it’s not really the main issue. What people really want to know is, “How do I deal with the pain?” The problem with pain

posted 11:06:30am Jul. 27, 2012 | read full post »

Oprah and Marianne Williamson on Super Soul Sunday
Photo Credit: OWN / George Burns We have a number of bloggers and writers here who have been inspired  by the writings of Marianne Williamson. Her debut book, A Return to Love, reflected A Course in Miracles for a new generation. She first gained notoriety by an appearance on the Oprah show, and

posted 4:53:44pm Jul. 26, 2012 | read full post »

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