Grief

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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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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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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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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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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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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Praying through tragedy
Prayers for Strength

10 Bible Passages (and a Hymn) to Pray When Tragedy Strikes

When your heart and mind find it hard to pray, these words may help.

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Dr. Robert Lesslie photographed in his office in May 2015. Photo by Davis Turner for Guideposts
Friends

Dr. Robert Lesslie: Guideposts Loses a Beloved Author

A call to prayer for the sudden loss of life and the gun violence that affects us all.

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Stories of Hope

A Grieving Mother Finds Comfort in the Face of Jesus

Could portraying Mary in a church Easter production finally bring her comfort?

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God's Grace

5 Signs from Beyond from Her Late Son

After her son passed, these mysterious experiences showed that their love could never be broken.

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