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.
In the wake of the tragic shootings in Oregon, pray the prayer of tears.
Power of Prayer

After Oregon's Tragedy, Pray the Prayer of Tears

In the wake of another senseless act of violence, God is ready to receive our weeping, to turn it into hope.

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Comfort for those who have lost a loved one.
Managing Life Changes

Comfort for Those Who Have Lost a Loved One

Longfellow's "Footsteps of Angels" was written after the death of his first wife.

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Edward Grinnan and his beloved golden retriever, Millie.

Losing a Pet After a Golden Summer

Saying goodbye to a beloved golden girl, Millie

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Devotion for September 11th: I pray it becomes a day to remember courage and grace and love
Daily Devotions

Devotion for September 11th

I pray it becomes a day to remember courage and grace and love.

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A garden becomes a source of hope for a grieving family.
Coping With Grief

The Garden That Healed Our Grief

A family finds peace and heavenly comfort in this excerpt from A Cool Drink of Water.

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Guideposts: Thomas Alva Edison, Maya Angelou and Steve Jobs
Life After Death

Famous Last Words

The often mysterious last words of the dying have long captured public attention. Are they merely final utterances? Or could they possibly hold a clue to the wonder that awaits us in the hereafter?

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A pileated woodpecker in nature.
Coping With Grief

A Comforting Sign from Heaven

In this excerpt from Thin Places, a grieving family receives a comforting message from heaven.

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Independence Day fireworks memorial for mom

An Odd Fourth of July Farewell

Her mother had a dying wish—to blast off with the fireworks on Independence Day.

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We can find grace in our grief.
Coping With Grief

Grief's Grace

When something bad happens, we are connected like never before.

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Charleston church shootings prayer circle; Guideposts
Power of Prayer

Charleston Church Shootings: Prayer Unites Us

We can link ourselves in prayer today, knowing that it is the first step toward healing and understanding.

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