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Butterflies/ Illustration by Jim Tsinganos

These Butterflies Brought Comfort from Beyond

Three stories of grieving people who all found solace from butterflies that flew into their lives at just the right time.

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Elise Ballard/Photo credit: Ersin Karabulut

A Conversation with an Epiphany Expert

Elise Ballard has written a book about these divine revelations and how sudden insight can change your life.

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An Unexpected Gift Comforted This Caregiver

As she prepared her home for hospice care, she discovered a final gift from her dying mother. But how had it gotten there?

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Illustration by Alexander Wells

A Head Injury Sustained During WWII Changed His Relationship with God

But was it a bullet or was it a bee sting? He thought it was a miracle.

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Fortune cookie

This Fortune Cookie's Special Message

A visit to her late husband's favorite Chinese restaurant led to a comforting sign from heaven.

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The Miracle Water That Healed Her Cat

Her pet had long suffered with gunky eyes—until she gave him some healing water from the sacred Mount Sainte-Odile spring in France.

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Guidposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan

A Message of Hope from Edward Grinnan: Love Thy Neighbor

Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief shares one way that he is looking out for others during the pandemic.

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Wes Allard in 1954

An Angelic Embrace Warmed a Soldier's Heart for the Holidays

A soldier on active duty during the Korean War is comforted at Christmastime.

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Miriam Green

Miriam Green on Her Life in Beer Sheva, Israel

Miriam Green, an American-Israeli living in Israel, shares the history of her adopted home and explains what inspired her to emigrate to Israel years ago.

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Butterfly Nebula as angel wings

Angel Wings in a Distant Constellation Offer Comfort

The beauty of the Butterfly Nebula reminds us that we are not alone.

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Diverse group holding hands.

5 Ways Churches Can Thrive by Embracing Diversity

Across the nation a variety of churches are taking concrete steps to become more inclusive.

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A dark, stormy sky.

The Big Question: Is Hell Real?

We’ve always had to grapple with the uncertainty of what awaits us after this life. If there exists the possibility of an eternity of peace, or is the opposite also true? Does Hell exist? It’s a question that philosophers, theologians and thinkers throughout the years have tried to answer.

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