The International School of Story - Hope Walk

Emra Smith, from the International School of Story, walks daily for HOPE!  As she walks she spreads HOPE through coaching calls, giving out HOPE Dolls, smiles, warmth and encouraging words. God’s love pours through her for others and she believes that positive actions help facilitate personal and community change.

Welcome to discovering the answer to many things in your story!  This leading website and newsletter is here for you to be inspired to live more, be more, love more and move forward in God’s purpose through 5 life changing challenges and through inspiring stories.

Our mission is to inspire and challenge you and to give you the tools to lead a happy, healthy, wealthy, and more balanced lifestyle. To create a community where millions of women (and some amazing men) from all over the world come together in support and celebration of what God has done in our lives.

You impact what our world will look like in the future. Your influence fosters growth or decline in the workplace, your business, home, church and society. We all need support and accountability and gain inspiration and courage through each others’ stories.

Please join us and be both inspired and challenged to live life to the fullest each day in purpose, achieving  the great things that God has designed for each of us.


“I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full” – Jesus  (John 10:10)


Saying YES Today Leads to Tomorrow’s Assignment

“I imagine that Yes is the only living thing”. E.E. Cummings  When you say YES to today’s assignment, life rushes through you like a tidal-wave of energy, joy and fulfillment. When you look over your shoulder at what happened, peace floods your soul. You know what it...

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Holding Hands

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours”. Vera Nazarian  With a full heart, my dreams, goals and plans bubbled forth as we shared a Starbucks tea. “Stop, enough goose...

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Dreams Become Reality

“Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow,I still have a dream”. Martin Luther KingDreams become reality. They matter. Your dreams matter. Don’t discard them.This dream...

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An Insignificant Longing Starts a Journey of Significance

My small story of an insignificant longing of my heart that has started a journey of significance . . .  I believe that God plants dreams, longings in our hearts. Sometimes they don’t seem to make sense and we forget them. They pop up now and then and are gone again....

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An Unexpected Story

An unexpected story is unfolding in my life. Little did I know how plump my little insert-book was destined to become. Yes, I call it the insert-book. I’ve been laboring over Teatime Stories for three years and as I thought the end was in sight, the little book – Your...

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The Captain’s Quarters Teacup Story

She walked through the hull of the USS Alabama, surrounded by plaques, pictures, memorials, memorabilia and dioramas. Each one beckoned for her attention. Yet, she was drawn to the little teacup in the Captain’s quarters. As a photographer, she started clicking away...

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Seventeen women share their stories to show that there is always HOPE.

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