Death

When a loved one dies, sorrow and grief surround us. But your memories of happy times together survive the sadness, and your belief that death is not the end can comfort you following a loss.
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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Grieving
Emotional and Mental Health

Honoring the Process of Grief and Loss

Notes on Grief—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s slim, profound book—paints a vivid picture of losing a beloved family member.

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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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Charlie the beagle and Jack, one of his three human brothers
Dogs

Saying Goodbye to Her Beloved Beagle

This dog had brought her family so much joy. There was one last thing she wanted to do for him.

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Couple grieving
Power of Prayer

When Faith Empowers Us to Endure the Impossible

If anger, resentment and bitterness beckon, it’s God’s love that can answer.

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Praying through tragedy
How to Pray

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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Baking challah bread
Positive Living

The Positive Power of a Weekly Food Routine

Making or buying a meaningful food is a way to mark time and reconnect with yourself.

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An artist's rendering of an angel princess; Illustration by Ràul Colon
Angels

A Heaven-Sent Princess Visited His Grandmother

In her final days, his grandmother shared a near-death experience of communicating with an angel that looked like a princess.

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How to find Christmas Peace
Power of Prayer

How to Find Peace This Christmas

The inspiring story behind the hymn, “It Is Well With My Soul”

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