Death

When a loved one dies, sorrow and grief surround us. But your memories of happy times together survive the sadness, and your belief that death is not the end can comfort you following a loss.
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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Love between mother and daughter
How to Pray

How Big Things Put Little Things in Perspective

The love of a mother and a daughter gives the day its proper prayer focus.

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Finding meaning in grief
Coping With Grief

How to Use Personal Hardships to Help Others

When we face adversity, we have a choice. We can give up or turn our situation into something meaningful.

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Military Families

Honoring Memorial Day at a Beloved Cemetery

Cemeteries are as full of life as they are of death. Here’s why.

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Senior woman doing a crossword puzzle
How to Pray

Prayers for an Elderly Mom

When it comes to death, an aging parent requests that it be a “direct flight.”

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Elvis Presley
Movies and TV

7 Mysterious Elvis Presley Stories

How the King of Rock 'n' Roll continues to change lives through divine encounters, heavenly signs and conversations with strangers.

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5 Ways to Respond When a Loved One Asks to Speak with Someone Who Has Died
Everyday Coping for Caregivers

5 Ways to Respond When a Loved One Asks to Speak with Someone Who Has Died

Get practical tips on how to handle this challenging situation

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Funeral flowers
Prayer Stories

What a Funeral Can Teach Us

How witnessing a life well lived led to an unexpected reunion.

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Guideposts Executive Editor Rick Hamlin
Inspiring Stories

Rick Hamlin: A Promise Kept

Rick Hamlin shares the story of a promise he kept to retired Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief, Van Varner

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Susan Salomone and husband, Steve
Addiction and Recovery

Addiction Claimed Her Son's Life, But Not His Story

Susan Salomone uses what happened to her son to help end the stigma associated with addiction

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