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.
Photo from firefighter Darrell Ellwood's funeral.
God's Grace

Mysterious Ways: The Firefighter's Coat

It was a favor for a firefighter’s widow, but it turned out to be so much more.

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Coping With Grief

Table for Five

Their first vacation without with their mother. Would she send a sign that she was along for the trip?

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A table with a sign on it, lit by sunlight.

Table for 5

It was their first family trip since their mother's death, and they hoped it would help heal their grief. Click through the above images to read the whole story.

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An artist rendition of rainbow pets go to heaven?

Animals and the Afterlife

Angel expert, Sophy Burnham, explores what happens when our beloved pets die.

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Guideposts: Iraq veteran and standup comedian Bobby Henline
Military Outreach Stories

Our Returning Troops: Bobby Henline's Inspiring Comedy

What he went through in Iraq was no laughing matter, but laughter is what saved him.

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Jon Gordon
Positive Thinking


Author Jon Gordon shares an encounter he had with a remarkable young cancer patient.

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Paddy and Nico dancing

Britain's Got (Completely Surprising) Talent

You won't be able to tear yourself away from this granny and her phenomenal dancing!

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Dr. Maya Angelou. Photo credit: Wake Forest University
Comfort Kits

Giving Others Hope and Encouragement

I could not help but think of Guideposts Outreach Ministries as Dr. Maya Angelou spoke, sang and read about the gift of hope.

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Managing Life Changes

Her Mother's Loving Arms

Though she dearly missed her departed mother, an unexpected gift from a friend brought her comfort.

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Empty chairs in a hospital waiting room
Managing Life Changes

Leaving Her Brother in Good Hands

She couldn't say goodbye to her ailing brother until she knew he was in good hands.

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