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A Theology of Sameness

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 07.14.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Instead of theological sameness, I like to imagine that heaven is a place where we become even more different than we are now, just as I have found that I have become more myself the older I've gotten and I think I would say the same thing about my husband, my children, and my dearest friends.

Bless You, John!

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Every member of the Democratic caucus and every Republican of integrity should be sitting (in) with Congressman Lewis demanding action on gun control ...

Margot, Oprah and Patti: Chicago, February 2007

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

This picture represents several things, including hope, frustration, patience, understanding, persistence, faith, gratitude and love.

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me

Sarah Blondin | Posted 03.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Blondin

I wish someone had told me when I first began my journey into a life of my own that where I needed to begin was sitting on the floor, with my eyes closed. I wish someone had told me that my first step, the first step anyone must take is inward.

"The Young Messiah" Tells the Story of Jesus As a Child

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.09.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"The Young Messiah" is a movie that tells the story of Jesus Christ's seventh year. The screenplay is based on Anne Rice's novel CHRIST THE LORD: OUT ...

The Impact of the Love Virtue

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 11.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Hyder Zahed

"Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a momen...

For Anyone Who Feels 'Broken'

Jennie Lee | Posted 08.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennie Lee

Some people lose everything and everyone that has ever mattered to them. Life brings such hardship, despair and alienation that they feel 'broken beyo...

How Embracing My Inner Nerd Led Me to Find My Divine Self

Maimah Karmo | Posted 08.07.2016 | Impact
Maimah Karmo

Most of my friends don't believe this, but my childhood friends know. Growing up, I was a nerd. I was shy, teacher's pet, valedictorian in elementary school, terrified of boys; and I was most comfortable when I had my nose in a book.

Two Robins Wish You a Very Happy Christmas

Robin Koerner | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion
Robin Koerner

I arrived in England yesterday from my home in the States and the jet-lag had the better of me this Christmas morning by 4.45 am. Dad, whom I have t...

Not just LGBT Issues: Why Hundreds of Congregations Made Final Break With Mainline Denominations

David Briggs | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

In 2005, two congregations left the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). In 2006, three churches departed. But the floodgates have lifted since then as decades-old tensions between liberals and conservatives have reached breaking points.

Symphony of Strength

Miriam Ava | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Velvet, brushing against august morning air, bearing our core, Our light, inscribed in pure dunes of first soil Emerging today as you and me, us and us

Discerning and Hearing Divine Guidance Isn't Always Easy

Angela Jamene | Posted 08.30.2014 | Religion
Angela Jamene

Sometimes guidance can feel terrifying, I won't lie. Being guided to do the right thing is hard, we worry how it will be received. But, that starts to go away.

Water as a Symbol of Love

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 08.21.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Love is the natural medium that carries messages, that flow incessantly and silently, bringing us together, conveying what is often unspoken -- the message from our hearts to others and to the world -- allowing life to continue and flourish in all our relationships.

Be the Expert on You: Bootcamp You

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Reflective learning asks of us, "Do you want to evolve, expand and emerge to the next, latest-greatest version of yourself?" Yes, and I do mean, "YOU...

Providence: June 8, 2007

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Eli is silent -- I can only hear the background noise in the store. Then he speaks: "I am a paramedic with Israel Rescue. I was a first responder, trying to revive your father. I remember him very clearly."

Can Creativity Cure Us?

Sister Jenna | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Typically, I don't believe in astrological readings. Though many years ago, while on the mountaintop with my community in Mount Abu, India, someone of...

Wireless and Clueless

Irene Tanner | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

When I was a child our family shared a telephone with several other parties -- perhaps that was why it was called a party line. It was a first come, f...

Living as Though Your Humanity, Mortality and Divinity Really Matter

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

As we share deeply with others, we broaden our horizons and bridge the gap of our otherwise very private inner worlds. Instead of giving each other an airbrushed version of ourselves, we risk the vulnerability of letting others know who we most profoundly know ourselves to be.

Dragonfly: St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, April 22, 2006

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I'm having a cold drink, speaking with one of the film's producers, when I see this dragonfly poised on the antenna of a car. "Excuse me," I say. With drink in one hand, point-and-shoot camera in the other, I activate the close-up setting and snap three frames.

Pastor Talitha Cumi: New York City, June 11, 2005

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I see her walking toward me, fully clad in a brilliant red dress and feathered headpiece, a stunning impossible vision that for an instant I think is a heat mirage.

Gaining Control Over Your Life Takes No Effort

Nancy Deville | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

We all have experienced feelings of imprisonment and loss of control at one point or another. Still, the one thing we do have control over is our thoughts.

Faith Journeys, Faith Collisions, and Hip-hop: A Dialogue at the Rubin Museum

Chris Fici | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion
Chris Fici

As an only child who by his own admittance grew up "sitting on the couch", Pandit suddenly had to share living space with over 60 other monks, sleeping on the floor, taking cold showers, and dodging malaria in one of the world's most overpowering metropolises.

Weekly Rune: Dagaz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Know that at this time we are protected, not just by ever-present divinity, but through the complete awareness of our own worth.  With the satisfaction of such completion, we feel strong and powerful, actively part of all things.

A Valentine to Love

Lissa Coffey | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

Let's love the highest, starting with ourselves. This is where we start. This is where the seed is planted, where love can grow, and thrive, and blossom within each one of us into a delightful bounty that can be shared.

From Disaster To Divinity

Patty Kogutek | Posted 01.12.2013 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

As we keep all the people who have been hurt in this tragedy in our thoughts and prayers, let's try to let our light shine seeing Divinity amidst the disaster. We know that our faith tells us the somehow, somewhere, Goodness will reign.