Heavenly Angels

Knowing that heavenly angels are watching over your life can give you the comfort and courage to face new challenges and make the most of every day.
Angel who healed her worry
Angels

The Angel That Eased Her Worries

She had a lot on her mind and asked God to ease her worries. The response was rapid.

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Angels escort a loved one to heaven.
Angels

Angels Escort a Loved One to Heaven

A story from a Guideposts reader that angel lovers will cherish.

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An artist's rendering of an angel on a rocking chair
Angels

An Angel Comforts a Grieving Mother

In a family story handed down from generation to generation, a grieving young mother finds comfort in a heavenly presence.

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Archangel Gabriel Striking Zechariah Dumb by Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov
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Angels in the Bible Stories of Joseph and Zechariah

Executive Editor Rick Hamlin reminds us that, in the Christmas story, expectant fathers Zechariah and Joseph hear from heaven too.

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6 tips for responding to the words of the dying.
Life After Death

5 Ways to Respond to the Last Words of the Dying

In Part 3, linguist Lisa Smartt shares some wisdom for family, friends and caregivers.

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Speech patterns in the words of the dying reveal more about life after death.
Life After Death

5 Characteristics of the Last Words of the Dying

In Part 2, linguist Lisa Smartt uncovers patterns of speech that reveal more about life after death.

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The meaning of the last words of the dying.
Life After Death

The Words of the Dying–Part 1

Her father's death moves a linguist to explore the meaning of the mysterious final words of the dying.

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The story behind "An Angel Named Bill" which appeared in Angels on Earth magazine
Angels

The Story behind ‘An Angel Named Bill'

How a story about an angel escorting an elderly mom to heaven came to be published in Angels on Earth.

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An artist's rendering of an angel with a banjo
Angels

An Angel Named Bill

He remained an invisible mystery to her, but to her mother, he was a vivid presence.

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Winged angels line the path to heaven
Life After Death

Escorted to Heaven by Angels

Be inspired by these tales of heavenly guides bringing comfort and reassurance to people in the final hours of their lives and to the loved ones who are saying goodbye to them.

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