The job of a personal Savior is as unique as the DNA of the person that Savior is transforming. So it stands to reason that at any point in the process, the Savior performing spiritual alchemy in me may not appear to be anything like the Savior at work in you, and vice versa.
We give our kids too much. We get so concerned with having a nice Christmas, or providing them with more than we had, or making sure they're happy, that we don't realize the ways that short-term, brief-burst happiness of Santa delivering everything they asked for have negative effects later in their lives.
You chose her out of a lineup in a parking lot. You paid top price. She submitted to your every will and you tied her up. She spread her arms and offered you everything.
Without voting rights, our struggle for women's rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, immigrants' rights and workers' rights is just a conversation. We know that a handful of voter fraud cases have been used to silence millions of voices and we must change that.
Rest: Hibernation After Christmas, lethargy takes over. It's the comedown after all the festivities, the settling in to the notion that there are ...
Gifts: Appreciation Have you ever had that holiday moment where the presents are all opened and you have a vague sense of disappointment? Bound to...
Gatherings: Connection It's Christmas Eve! People around the world are preparing feasts and wrapping gifts and celebrating being together. It's eas...
While life gives us many reasons to be sad, it gives even more to dance. This season, celebrate your wonderful life and all the uniqueness that it brings.
I was raised an American Hindu who feels more nostalgia for December pine in New York than October sulfur in Mumbai. I didn't think I would see a Christmas tree this year. And this one was startlingly alive, outside, swaying between private mourning and public celebration.
Florence, and indeed, each town and city around here, really dresses up at Christmas time. Florence decorates its street with cascades of twinkling white lights, and each street has a different kind of twinkling white lights, making a spectacular scene once darkness falls.
This holiday season, as we celebrate, and spend too much and complain too much, I hope that we will take a moment to think about the 42 million refugees and displaced around the world.
How can gratitude for this gift be confined to a day or a season? Every moment -- all our breaths -- ought to resound with praise for this radical identification of God with us.
Needless to say, it is easy to focus on the negatives of being single at the holidays. But the truth is that it isn't all bad. In fact, I believe there is a strong argument that it is better, or at least more fun, to be single during the holidays.
Suddenly, hard-working Greeks in their late 30s and mid-40s have no money to turn on the heat, to buy gifts for their children and loved ones, to fill the tank with gas, to fill the fridge with food, to invite friends for dinner, to go out and enjoy a drink in fine company.
Seasonal allergies don't need to ruin your holiday season. Being prepared and taking precaution can go a long way in the fight against your allergies.