Grief

Col. Christopher Whelan; photo by Scott Goldsmith
Stories of Hope

He Strives to Preserve the Legacy of Flight 93—and His Late Cousin

An Army officer remembers his cousin and the other 39 heroes who died in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001.

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An illustration of two faces connected by a dove; Illustration By Sandra Dionisi
God's Grace

3 Mysterious Stories of Divinely Crossed Paths

They were part of their loved ones’ journeys from this life to the next…

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A cardinal perched on a snowy pine tree; Photo courtesy: Sherrie Moffitt
God's Grace

How a Mysterious Cardinal Became a Divine Reminder

After her husband’s death, the bright red bird brought heaven-sent comfort.

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A green turtleneck sweater; Getty Images
God's Grace

An Extraordinary Vision of Her Late Husband

A dream featuring her late husband’s peculiar clothing reveals a miraculous message from above.

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Processing grief
How to Pray

10 Scriptures to Help You Pray Through Grief

When it comes to sharing our sorrow, there’s no better place to turn than God’s own words.

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A sand dollar underneath a wave; Illustration by Tatsuro Kiuchi
Angels

This Sand Dollar Became a Heaven-Sent Sign

Finding the perfect sea creature reminded her that she was never alone.

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Kaleel Sakakeeny and a puppy pal
Pets

Grieving a Pet: How an Animal Chaplain Can Help You Heal

You don’t have to shoulder your loss alone. 

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Kristy Dewberry holds a photo of herself and Carol; photo by Shevaun Williams
Stories of Hope

She Still Feels the Presence of Her Departed Friend

Carol was her best friend, her spiritual mentor, her second mother. How could she go on without her?

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Gracie in a church pew; Photo credit: Katie Canty
God's Grace

How a Church Cat Brought Happiness and Comfort

This heaven-sent feline touched the lives of everyone she met.

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An illustration of a single airplane flying through the clouds; Illustration by Tatsuro Kiuchi
Angels

They Took Direct Flights to Heaven

Our blogger recalls how his mother and a beloved parishioner both died quickly and peacefully.

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