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Jill Duggar Dillard Suffers Pregnancy Loss, Announces Stillbirth of First Daughter

Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband Derrick Dillard are grieving this week after suffering a heartbreaking pregnancy loss. The couple announced Saturday the stillbirth of their daughter, Isla Marie Dillard.

Stranger Takes Photo of Family at Disney—Then He Promises He’s Not “Creepy” & Makes 1 Heartbreaking Request

"Several minutes later the same man who had just taken our picture walked up to us, in tears, and asked if we had a moment. He promised he wasn't creepy and introduced himself as Scott and his wife as Sally."

Beyond ‘Sorry for Your Loss’: 14 Meaningful Ways to Express Condolences

Explore heartfelt and unique ways to say 'sorry for your loss' with our guide. Learn how to offer condolences that truly resonate, including personalized expressions of sympathy and thoughtful gestures to support those grieving.

Churches Follow the Example of Mister Rogers in Foot-Washing Ceremonies

“We want the body of Christ to come together,” says Faith Wokoma. Her husband adds, “Not just to protest, but also to talk with one another. To know exactly what the problems are…so that collectively we can come up with solutions that can help heal our nation, heal our land and our community.”

The event is just the beginning, says Faith Wokoma. “As a church, as a community, there have to be some hard talks. We have to get to the table and understand each other.”

After Cary Mayor Lori Bush tweeted about the “poignant” event, some people criticized it on social media. She replied that foot washing is “from Christian roots, to renew the cleansing that comes from Christ, and to seek and celebrate reconciliation with another.”

Foot Washing Linked to Racial Unity

In addition to its biblical roots, foot washing also is linked to racial unity, thanks to children’s TV host and Presbyterian minister Fred Rogers. During an episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood in 1969, when many public swimming pools still were segregated, Rogers invited Francois Clemmons, the show’s black police officer, to soak his feet with him in a kiddie pool on a hot day. The pair re-enacted the scene in 1993, during Clemmons’ final appearance on the show. It concludes with Rogers drying his friend’s feet with a towel.

Stephanie Martin
Stephanie Martin
Stephanie Martin, a freelance journalist, has worked in Christian publishing for 27 years. She’s active at her church in Lakewood, Colorado, where she lives with her husband and two teenage daughters.

Jill Duggar Dillard Suffers Pregnancy Loss, Announces Stillbirth of First Daughter

Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband Derrick Dillard are grieving this week after suffering a heartbreaking pregnancy loss. The couple announced Saturday the stillbirth of their daughter, Isla Marie Dillard.

Stranger Takes Photo of Family at Disney—Then He Promises He’s Not “Creepy” & Makes 1 Heartbreaking Request

"Several minutes later the same man who had just taken our picture walked up to us, in tears, and asked if we had a moment. He promised he wasn't creepy and introduced himself as Scott and his wife as Sally."

Beyond ‘Sorry for Your Loss’: 14 Meaningful Ways to Express Condolences

Explore heartfelt and unique ways to say 'sorry for your loss' with our guide. Learn how to offer condolences that truly resonate, including personalized expressions of sympathy and thoughtful gestures to support those grieving.