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Devotion

Hopelessly Devoted

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Danielle Vaughn

Knowing we are in the driver's seat every step of the way means we get to stay hopelessly devoted to whatever we want. Seriously -- whatever we want. That's pretty incredible when you think about it.

The '1 Percent' in Mainline Protestantism? Congregations Attracting Young Adults

David Briggs | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Predicting the future is fraught with difficulty in the rapidly changing, competitive marketplace of American religion. But the prospects for a turnaround in mainline Protestantism are growing fainter as the movement enters its second half-century of precipitous decline.

Remaining True to Love

Catherine Nagle | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Mother Teresa once said, "Love has to hurt. I must be willing to give whatever it takes not to harm other people and, in fact, to do good to them....

What a Muslim Does When It's Time to Pray

Anhar Karim | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Anhar Karim

While the religious intent is for these prayers to serve as penta-daily reminders, in practice things get a little complicated.

Daily Meditation: Devotional Music

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.09.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be pa...

Devotion in Motion

Miriam Ava | Posted 10.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

Dedicate your day to something bigger than normal, better than average, brighter than ordinary. Trudging through life, going through the motions, ha...

The Cult of Two: Understanding Jonestown

Loren-Paul Caplin | Posted 10.22.2015 | Religion
Loren-Paul Caplin

My cousin died in November 1978 in the Jonestown Massacre, the largest mass murder/suicide in American history. Gene Chaikin was a lawyer for Jim Jones and Peoples Temple.

Daily Meditation: Devotion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be pa...

How Meditation Can Improve Your Marriage

Jennie Lee | Posted 09.22.2015 | Weddings
Jennie Lee

Modern marriages face a lot of stress -- too little time and money, too much technology and temptation. In order to keep your love alive, it is es...

Screw The Laws, I Am Following My Conscience Instead

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

God's law trumps man's law. It is heartening to know that Mr. Santorum - and so many other Republican candidates for president - will not follow American laws in the Oval Office.

Dance Dance Evolution

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

I will dance in my next life, I declare to my friend and future dance teacher, Tracey. I have just exited by story, my marriage and I want a space to...

The Yoga of Aloha

Jennie Lee | Posted 08.11.2015 | Hawaii
Jennie Lee

In physical yoga practice, we focus on alignment in our postures and connection to our breath, in order to cultivate tranquility of body, mind and spirit. As a Yoga Therapist on the island of O'ahu, I focus on the alignment between yoga and the spirit of aloha that is so important here.

In Praise of Longing: Reclaiming Spiritual Passion

Mirabai Starr | Posted 08.10.2015 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

Longing is a key that opens the door to the garden where the Beloved is waiting, and has been waiting all along. Stop trying to grow up and grow out of it. Instead, descend. Sink the roots of your love deep into the Ground of Being. This is incarnational spirituality.

Choosing Love in a Life of Loss

Jesua | Posted 07.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesua

This is the writing I shared last Saturday, July 25th, in Ashland, Oregon, at the profoundly moving re-commitment ceremony of my dear friends, Victori...

5 Guys Overlooked In Love Who Might Actually Make You Happy

Arlene Schindler | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Arlene Schindler

If you want love, devotion and loyalty, check out these gems in the rough who will potentially worship you for the rest of your life.

Daily Meditation: Devotion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.16.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

It's Still Not Too Late For Your Lenten Reading

Carl McColman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Religion
Carl McColman

Even though Lent is almost halfway over now, it's not too late to read a book that will nourish your faith and enable you to more fully embrace the rigors and blessings of this austerely beautiful season.

Dozens Of Mexican Clowns Make A Religious Pilgrimage

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion

Dozens of professional clowns took the streets of Mexico City on Tuesday to express devotion for their country’s patron saint, the Lady of Guadalupe...

A Diwali Reflection: The Exchange of Lamps

Vineet Chander | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Vineet Chander

The heart is the place where we keep that which we treasure the most. What might it mean to make our hearts a temple?

A Spiritual Solution to Religious and Racial Violence

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 11.16.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

On a deep and genuine level, people of the various faiths have to accept that God has given multiple ways in which people can serve, worship, and reunite with him. We have to start to honestly feel this way and not just recite it.

Boys in Chairs: Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Crips and Gimps Excite Me!

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

I remember the first time it happened. I must have been 21. This guy and I were making out, and all of a sudden he stopped me and said, "Oh, yeah, your wheels are so hot." I remember being thoroughly freaked out.

The Other Side of Fear

Harper Spero | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

There. It was out. My fear. My uncertainty. My self-doubt. I put it all on the table, and almost instantly I felt a weight off my shoulders. My friend reminded me that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, and that being terrified was the best feeling in the world.

Who Reads the Bible -- and Why

David Briggs | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

About half of Americans read the Bible on their own, and four in five people who read it as part of their personal lives open it at least once a month.

2 Steps To Start Your Spiritual Journey

OWN | Posted 12.21.2013 | OWN

Growing up in a strict and traditional household, bestselling author Dani Shapiro says her religious beliefs stemmed from her parents. Later in life, ...

7 Places Where Your Pain Hides

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

The author of Devotion: A Memoir explains where to find those private, personal aches. 1. In Our Bones (Literally) Once, at the end of a yoga cla...