Coping With Grief

Coping with loss takes courage, reflection, and a lot of loving support. When you find yourself dealing with grief, remember to be gentle with yourself. The journey of coping with grief is complex, but it can ultimately lead to deep self-discovery, acceptance and peace.

Valerie and her mothers quilt; Photo credit: Michael A. Schwarz

This Quilt Pattern Became a Source of Comfort in Her Grief

Her mother had passed without saying the three words she longed to hear. Would she find the connection longed for?

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

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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An illustration of a candle, sunflower and golden light; Illustrations by Jasu Hu

3 Mysterious Testimonials of Illuminating Light

In their darkest hours, divine mystery brightened their path forward.

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An artist's rendering of an angel hugging a home; Illustration by Amanda Lima

A Mysterious Trinket Reminded Her That Angels Surrounded Her

She felt very alone after her husband passed away. Then she realized that support was always available.  

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An artist's rendering of an angel with a red glove; Illustration by Victoria Borges

This Heaven-Sent Red Glove Reassured Her That She Was Not Alone

Her anxiety about multiple situations threatened to overwhelm her. Then she prayed and asked God for a sign.

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Illustration by Dàlia Adillon

The Perfect Christmas Memory of Her Late Father

A heaven-sent dream comforted her on the first Christmas without her dad.

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Autumn forest

A Love-Filled Moment at the Anniversary of a Death

A year after my father died, I feel myself shifting into a new relationship with grief.

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A road with sunshine at the end.

Mourning and Moving On: Growing through Grief 

A pastor reflects on civil rights, loss and the Biblical case for coping with it all.

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An illustration of two faces connected by a dove; Illustration By Sandra Dionisi

3 Mysterious Stories of Divinely Crossed Paths

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

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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Illustration by Lucy Rose

How Doves Helped Her Overcome Her Grief

After losing her son, she found comfort and hope by watching these beautiful birds. 

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Oklahoma City National Memorial

Losing His Daughter in the Oklahoma City Bombing Transformed Him

In this story from May 1999, a grieving father seeks to break the cycle of hate.

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Comforting someone who is grieving

5 Comforting Things to Say When Someone Is Grieving

If words elude you when a loved one suffers a terrible loss, try these simple statements of support and sympathy.

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