Inspiration

During hard times, such as parenting challenges, marital problems, illness, or financial struggles, we can all draw on deep sources of comfort and hope to help guide us forward.

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Heavenly Protection During Natural Disasters

Stories of divine rescue from tornados, snowstorms, wildfires and more.

Post Cards 9-11 memorial on Staten Island in New York City (Alamy)

9/11 Memorials Around the Country

From New York to Hawaii, towns and cities across the nation have constructed moving memorials so that we never forget the thousands who were lost during the September 11 terrorist attacks. 

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Edward Grinnan

20 Years After 9/11, How One Truth Remains

There is one lesson about that terrible day above all else.

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This NY Fireboat Saved Hundreds of People on 9/11

This NY Fireboat Saved Hundreds of People on 9/11

The restored Fireboat McKean is being transformed into a floating museum.

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Heaven-Sent Messages from Beloved Grandparents

From dreams to family heirlooms, these signs from beyond brought joy and peace. 

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A lone bird flying in the sky.

The Healing Power of Grief Dreams During the Pandemic

How dreams of deceased loved ones can help us cope with trauma and loss.

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Cockatiel

How Cockatiels Inspired Thoughts of Eternity

There’s a lot these funny, spunky pets don’t know about a bigger world—but we do.

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An angel holding an umbrella in a desert; Illustration by Robert Filip

This Heaven-Sent Rainbow Became a Symbol of Divine Protection

In the middle of the desert, a colorful sign from above sheltered them from the storm.

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An angel descending into a backyard; Illustration by Kim Johnson

An Angel Watched Over Them For More Than a Decade

Seeing the heavenly being during his car accident restored her son’s faith.

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The Big Question: Do Animals Go to Heaven?

Will we see our pets in heaven? Read on for musings on the question every pet owner has pondered.

Glasses with a scenic view in the lenses; Illustration by Daniel Lievano

How a Fond Memory of Her Son Sustained Her

Drug addiction took her son. But a chance encounter with another child reminded her to open her eyes to God’s many miracles.

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Angels intertwined with the number 707; Illustration by Carlos Zamora

How a Chance Phone Call Saved Her Life

She hadn’t talked to her brother in 30 years. Could she track him down to see if he was a donor match?

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An angel holding a 4-wheeler above her head; Illustration by Kirk Manley

How Her Last-Minute Prayer Saved Their Lives

The all-terrain vehicle they were riding on crashed. Then an otherworldly force rescued them.

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Illustration by Erin K. Robinson

How a Regal Angel Escorted My Mother to Heaven

The author found peace when the otherworldly figure showed up in her dream.

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A woman walking her dog; Illustration by Tanguy Jestin

An Earth Angel Comforted Her in San Francisco

After a terrifying racial experience the city scared her. But on a return trip she knew that God was with her.

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White gates with angels built inside; Illustration by Weitong Mai

5 Unexpected Gifts from Departed Loved Ones

These angelic messages brought heaven-sent comfort and reassurance.

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