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Walking Dead: Rorschach Test for Faith

Loren-Paul Caplin | Posted 11.25.2015 | Religion
Loren-Paul Caplin

Our core cast of characters in The Walking Dead, have more going on than solely surviving. And that is why we love them and root for them and suffer when they suffer.

Why Your Many Fears Deserve Attention and Love

Aruna Evan | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Aruna Evan

Fear deserves as many distinct concepts and words as the Greeks have for love. Your friend says, "I love you" for the first time, and you might have to take a peek at his face to see what he really means.

Maintaining Faith in the Midst of Doubts

Wes Isley | Posted 11.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Wes Isley

Late last week, I found myself in one of those proverbial dark nights of the soul. You know, those times where you question the existence of God, the ...

The Gift of Doubt

Shea Watts | Posted 11.04.2015 | Religion
Shea Watts

One of the greatest sources of angst I have felt is the religious faithful's responses to my doubt. At first, I tried to be honest about it, but I began to feel that my doubt was not welcome -- in fact, it appears to have been treated as weakness, which carries the social stigma of shame.

Are You Buying Into the Illusion?

Ashley Navarro | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ashley Navarro

Imagine you're standing at the edge of a cliff and the world is crumbling to pieces right behind you. You are too afraid to jump, not knowing where yo...

The Ten Most Heart-Wrenching Scenes From "A Little Princess"

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 10.22.2015 | Comedy
Elizabeth Logan

Sara and Captain Crewe being reunited at the end of A Little Princess.

What Rumi and Khalil Gibran Would Tell Us About Love

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 10.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesica L. Santos

I have selected 60 excerpts from poems infused with the mystic wisdom of two greatly gifted poets, Persian Jalal al-Din Rumi and Lebanese Khalil Gibran.

What To Do When You're a Pastor of Little Faith

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

Faith isn't something we can simply will to happen with gritty determination and spiritual stubbornness. Faith isn't something we can magically muster when we're feeling particularly "right with God."

Why God Is Funny

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 09.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kara Post-Kennedy

Recently there have been a lot of people in the news blaming their bad behavior on God. A contemporary version of "the devil made me do it," it got m...

Uncertainty and Doubt in the Career Rat Race

Lauren Santye | Posted 09.16.2015 | College
Lauren Santye

Growing up, you are blissful unaware of the difficulties of life. You believe that you will go to college, get a job in your chosen field, get married and live in a beautiful house with a white picket fence -- that whole "American Dream" bullshit.

In Transition and in Doubt?

Victoria A. Tiller | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Victoria A. Tiller

Today was the first day of school for my children. The first day of school is always a time of excitement and uncertainty. This year the uncertainty is even more prevalent for my children. As I have mentioned before I am a military spouse.

A Year Without God Becomes Life After God

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 09.02.2015 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

What happens when you conclude that there is, at best, no compelling reason to believe in God? In the midst of exploring arguments for and against the existence of God I very early on began asking a question which, in my case, is far more important: What do I do now?

5 Things I Can't Worry About Anymore

Stephanie Harper | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

My focus should be on wellness, on getting better and continuing to learn how to cope with my situation, how to find joy and gratitude in my life, in the people who surround me. I should be focused on this. There are some things I just can't worry about anymore.

Advice For A Doubtful Bride

Giulia Rozzi | Posted 07.29.2015 | Divorce
Giulia Rozzi

Since I wrote the article Seven Signs It's More Than Just Cold Feet and toured with my solo show Bad Bride I have received a number of emails from strangers asking for advice. I wanted to share one of those messages (edited for anonymity) and my reply because I think the conversation may be helpful for others that feel stuck in a relationship.

I Fell on My Head in Pole Dancing Class: Here's What I Learned

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Z Zoccolante

As I lift myself in the air, my hands slide a few inches down the pole. For the fourth time, I wipe the alcohol sprayed towel along the steel. In cl...

As for Me My God Used to Be Doubt

Andrew Isaac Burrill | Posted 06.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Isaac Burrill

For anyone who believes they're not worthy to live a life filled with anything but joy... this is for you. As for me, my God used to be Doubt. Als...

Creative Intention

Cassidy Hall | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Cassidy Hall

Most often, creativity seems to be a modern day paradox that is all about receiving attention amidst the creative project and for the creative output. I believe creativity's original intention, with the ego removed, has been lost within the chaos.

I Dreamt of Being Something Great, Now I'm a Mother

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

In the last decade or so I've dreamt of becoming an FBI agent, author, astronaut, rock star, horse trainer and food truck owner. And as of this moment, I am none of those things.

Grace Bats Last

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

When you're surrounded by doubters, and the bases are loaded, and you find yourself facing curve balls and sliders, remember that the jeering crowd can't touch you, or define you, because you are part of a team where grace bats last.

Damaged Goods

Beth Whitley | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Sometimes, in trying to explain the impact that Rett Syndrome has had on our lives, I have referred to myself and my husband as "damaged goods." People don't respond to this very well.


Rumni Saha | Posted 05.17.2015 | Religion
Rumni Saha

Why, when the world is shrinking and even outer space is finally within our reach, is heaven not getting any closer? Why, in this new age of endless possibilities, can't I simply "Bing" Him on?

Daily Meditation: Doubt And Faith

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion

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

Focus, Contentment and How I'm Choosing to Be Here Now

Laura Aiisha | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Here's the thing. I've been an overachiever all my life. Always trying to be the best, always trying to do several things at once partly because I'm super crazy creative and have so many ideas and so much energy channeling through me, and partly because I'm trying to 'get somewhere.'

Musical Artist Fernando Ortega On Doubt, Racism and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 03.10.2015 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

Fernando Ortega is a profoundly gifted musician, singer and songwriter, who grew up in New Mexico near the Rio Grande, and spent time in Ecuador and Barbados due to his father's work with the U.S. Department of State.

Best Advice for the New Year: Throw Caution to the Wind

Cindy Tansin | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Cindy Tansin

If I were to write your horoscope, it would say: "This is the year to cast aside doubts, fears, and caution. This is the year to let yourself fly." Ho...