Stories About Loss & Grieving

Have a blessed and glorious Easter, and I will meet you next weekend.

Marti Stafford is a Licensed Practical nurse, and has three natural children and two stepchildren. Life has been a struggle primarily against poverty, but Marti has kept her faith and recently things had begun to change. Then in January, Marti became ill with a “mystery disease,” not too many symptoms but enough that she missed […]

Storyof the Week, June 24, 2011, Garage Sale Signal

Dale found something unexpected at a garage sale.

Story of the Week, May 7, 2011, Love in the Lava

Georgia Lea Horvath and her husband, of North Bend, Washington, were grieving the loss of their 26-year-old son, Scott. The three of them had planned to visit the big island of Hawaii in November, but as the departure date approached, neither wanted to go. One day, however, Georgia thought about it again. Maybe the trip […]

Story of the Week, March 9, 2011, No Batteries Needed

Debe’s mother in law passed away in Wisconsin during January, not the easiest time of year for a funeral. With so many friends and family members traveling to say their last goodbyes, the family decided to hold a memorial service at the funeral home chapel instead of at the gravesite. “We put her photos and […]

Extra story: Angels Come to Daughter, February 7 2011

Rose was getting ready for bed one evening, and had just turned off all the bedroom lamps and said her prayers. As she finished, she saw a radiant light, just ahead of her, a pinkish-gold color. Was she dreaming? Shocked, Rose watched the vision.  Where had it come from?  Rose thought of her mother, who […]

December 21, 2010, Story of the Week, Love in a Big Lot

The first Christmas after the death of a loved one is especially hard, and Gail Cotter, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was feeling down. All around her were joyful families planning parties and celebrations, and all she could think about was how much she missed her husband, Gary. Gary had died of cancer on December 17, 2007, […]

Story of the Week October 23, 2010, Dimes from Heaven

Dimes from Heaven By Joan Anderson, October 20, 2010 We’ve all heard the song “Pennies from Heaven,” and several years ago, I wrote a story about people who were receiving pennies out of the blue—mostly lying on streets or in the bottom of their purses, but also in more random places. One young soldier was […]

Story of the Week, Airport Angel, August 20, 2010

Just a quiet thought in this quiet time of year.  Soon children will be back to school, and we’ll need our angels’ help more than ever!  For now, let’s just take a moment to realize how helpful they are: Shirley Miller of Pittsburgh had received a phone call from her brother in Phoenix, which had […]

Story of the Week, July 4 2010, Butterflies Around Us

Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder Hello, friends.  On these leisurely days, we all see butterflies frequently.  But these beautiful little beings have a special significance to […]

Story of the Week, February 13, 2010, Angel of Mercy

Eva and her mother were at the hospital, sitting at the bedside of her father.  He was very ill and hadn’t spoken in several days, and although she and her mother had prayed so hard, it looked as if her father was not going to recover. “Suddenly Dad began speaking, and praising the Lord!” Eva […]