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Sitting on the Porch Steps with Jesus

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 07.25.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I've talked previously about my prayer practice that ends with me knocking on the door of Christ's home and asking entrance. He always invites me in, ...

Confusion

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Your sense of identity drives your behavior. So when you're confused about who you are, you'll have a lot of confusion about how you should be investing your time.

Perfect Example

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Against this backdrop, I was continuing to focus on getting seven hours in bed (with all the time zone changes that didn't equate to seven hours of sleep, but I was at least horizontal), exercising regularly, keeping in touch with friends, staying involved in my church, serving my coaching clients, and being open to the huge influx of new client inquiries that have come in.

This Quote Used To Really Bother Me

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

In the past, I really haven't liked this quote because I quite frankly don't like the idea of my time not being my own.

Higgins Dodges Questions on Trump, Choice

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.22.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

What does it take to score national media coverage even before you decide to run for a northwest Denver state house seat? Try being the star of ABC's ...

What Is An Atheist ?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

"So shall I do to the freshest things now reigning, and make stale the glistering of this present" (TIME, as the Chorus in The Winter's Tale by Shakes...

The Magic Of Going With The Flow

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.20.2016 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

Need to absorb an important life lesson? Get it down on paper. I painted this watercolor to remind myself of the ease that comes with surrendering to ...

Faith: An Insurance Policy

Pamela Brill | Posted 07.20.2016 | Religion
Pamela Brill

When you work in a field like pediatric oncology you learn more about grief and loss than you're prepared for. It's inevitable, an occupational hazard of sorts. There have been too many families I've seen decimated by loss. It's hard. It's painfully hard. That hard has changed my life in ways that are profound and frightening.

When Kids Can't Dream

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 07.18.2016 | San Francisco
Jeremy Affeldt

I have so much to be grateful for. So much! I want to show my gratitude by inspiring you to dream the biggest dream you possibly can, and then work for it.

More And More People Support Abortion Rights

Marie Alford-Harkey | Posted 07.19.2016 | Religion
Marie Alford-Harkey

The Texas case brought together people of faith in support of abortion access like never before. As we celebrate this important decision for women's health, rights, and dignity, we recommit ourselves to a world that embodies these ideals for all people.

What If God Doesn't Want to Make America Great Again?

Chris Gilmore | Posted 07.23.2016 | Religion
Chris Gilmore

Recently, I received an email stating that if Christians don’t support Donald Trump for president we can “kiss our country goodbye.” It said som...

The Dis-Respectable Jesus

Troy Jackson | Posted 07.14.2016 | Religion
Troy Jackson

Jesus was never preoccupied with respectability, and was never afraid of being misunderstood. His path of disruption and commitment to hope and healing meant that people called Jesus a friend of Tax Collectors and Sinners.

Making the Leap to Owning a Small Business

Rachel Verlik | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Rachel Verlik

After 20 years in a corporate and government career, I traded in security and income for entrepreneurship. I recently left my Federal job to become a small business owner offering leadership/career coaching, training, and consulting. And oh, what a trip it has been.

A Letter To My Son

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 07.14.2016 | Religion
Rev. Otis Moss III

I am sorry I must write this letter to you, but it is the duty of every Black father to share the stories of this battle with his son. You are the solution to this nation's problems and the prey of dying wolves who want yesterday to always be tomorrow.

To The Person 'Inconvenienced' By Our Funeral Procession

Rev. Cindy Maddox | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Rev. Cindy Maddox

For those of you who were so angry that a funeral procession made you a few minutes late, I have a few suggestions. The next time this happens, try not to think of the fact that you missed one rotation of the lights; think instead about what the people in those cars will miss.

Becoming Real

Marika Rosenthal Delan | Posted 07.13.2016 | Religion
Marika Rosenthal Delan

"What?" I mouthed to my husband through the car window, pointing to the phone still up to my ear. I'd been holding for 30 minutes and cut off twice -- I wasn't hanging up without good cause.

What Happens When The Light Goes Out?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.12.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

It is my mother's story and reflections about that keep my doubts away. I try my best to use her rich and blessed life to encourage others to balance their lot in life against their blessings, however many obstacles they face.

When Satan Is Missing.

Falak Zaffer Ghatala | Posted 07.12.2016 | Religion
Falak Zaffer Ghatala

This past Ramadan I was on a spiritual high. I felt the power of prayers, fasting, charity, and enduring patience. Satan is supposed to be locked away in Ramadan and any sins we procured are considered to be purely from our own nafs (self).

What Now?

Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt | Posted 07.11.2016 | Religion
Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt

My heart is broken this afternoon; perhaps yours is, too. Amid my prayers and my plans to take the next right step, I am taking comfort from the words of Mother Theresa: "God has not called me to be successful; [God] has called me to be faithful."

Time For A Healing

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D. | Posted 07.11.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

Enough. Our country is breaking, and instead of reaching across aisles, instead of reconciliation, we are getting angrier and angrier, positions are h...

You Are Being Called To Care For Children. Will You Answer?

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 07.08.2016 | Religion
Dr. John DeGarmo

The four-year-old boy, suffering from so much pain in his life, smiled at me as I took his hand in mine. When I looked into my son from foster care's bright eyes, my own eyes began to fill with tears, and I was quickly reminded of the Bible verse, Matthew 25:35-36.

See Something, Say Something

Crystal Cheatham | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Crystal Cheatham

Not only was that email reassuring but the next time I jumped on a Delta flight -- last week in fact -- I was delighted to see that the safety video not only incorporated all skin tones, it was created using multiple languages and subtitles to boot.

12 Weeks Of Motherhood Was Just Enough Time

Whitney Lloyd | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Whitney Lloyd

Midway through my maternity leave, my daughter was asleep in her bouncer as my son and I laid on our backs on our trampoline, looking up through the leaves into the sky. I remember thinking at that moment how many times my own mother must have sat in this very backyard and watched my brother and me play.

Praying For You

Liza Dora | Posted 07.06.2016 | Religion
Liza Dora

My husband routinely prays before each meal. I am usually knee deep in spaghetti by the time I take notice and join in. Our daughter will clasp her hands and watch him as he prays.

Tips For Those Making Up Excuses Not To Meditate

Linda Lauren | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

I get it. Anyone who has ever approached the act of going within through meditation, gets it. But we managed to get a whole lot more out of the experience by finally doing it, instead of avoiding it. There are four basic ways to get passed the excuses.