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A Letter To Grandma: What Millennials Could Learn About Faith

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

Faith requires the wisdom of the heart. It's a risk and an investment and altogether too earnest for many millennials. Much like letter-writing, maintaining a spiritual practice takes time and patience. It springs from an enduring love that knows no shortcuts.

Must Be A Lack Of Faith

Richard Brand | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion
Richard Brand

Those who want to have the automatic weapons, the excessive number of rounds in a clip, the AK-47s, the desire to get any kind of military hardware that might be available seem to be the most frightened people. They lack faith in anything but their own possession of a weapon.

Women Should Choose Miracles Over Fear in 2013

Sheila Kelley | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Sheila Kelley

Gabrielle Bernstein is a bright and shining light, a feminine voice of great impact. When Gabby mentioned her new book, May Cause Miracles, I asked if we could sit down together and chat about our parallel missions to elevate the feminine in 2013.

Mysterious Ways: Wrong Place, Right Time

Guideposts | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

Then I saw it. A cute little stuffed dog, sitting all by itself on a bench in the main terminal area. Some poor kid was probably heartbroken at having lost it.

Joy Secret Number Three: Hope

Amanda Gore | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Remember, life is not about reality, it is about the stories we tell ourselves about what is going on.

Losing My Religion Over... My Religion

Jarrett Hill | Posted 03.10.2013 | Religion
Jarrett Hill

The idea that God created me and my life perfectly but would ask me not to live it according to its reality isn't something that makes much sense to me.

Expectations and Resolutions: A Mash-Off Between Faith, Facts and Fictions

Soul Dancer | Posted 03.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Soul Dancer

With 2013's arrival, much like a gardener using a shovel to prepare for planting (then one day, harvesting), I invite you to explore your faith, facts and fictions with the following questions (shovels) over the weeks and months ahead.

What Cancer Did

Jonathan Agin | Posted 03.08.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

I am not trying to suggest that we should not have hope. We must have hope for a better day in the childhood cancer community. But childhood cancer remains a killer of our children, and it also remains woefully underfunded and most people are unaware of this fact.

The Faith Of A Mother Whose Son Was Trapped In A Cave

Guideposts | Posted 03.08.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

"Pray that Logan has the strength to help lift himself out," he said. "That's the only way." Then he was gone.

7 Ways To Find Inner Peace (At Last!)

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 03.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Each new year, people wish each other happiness, prosperity and peace, but only a few seem to know how to be peaceful -- like only a few know how to make money. Here are some steps that might help one to find the most needed inner peace.

To Erase Regret, Remove the Screen, Says the Cat

D.J. Wilson | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
D.J. Wilson

With the break of each new day, God's mercies begin anew. He graciously forgives and forgets. Therefore, so must we, in order for regret to be removed from our lives.

MSA National: For 50 Years, 'Students' Has Been Its Middle Name

Altaf Husain | Posted 03.04.2013 | College
Altaf Husain

On January 1, 2013, MSA National celebrated 50 years since its founding. This is a historic milestone for many reasons.

A Toilet, An Apple And Hope For The New Year

Jack Levison | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
Jack Levison

This week, after we talk about the difference between the Jewish, Catholic and Protestant Bibles, we'll settle down for our first party of the year: Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. I know my calendar is out of whack, but we have 10 weeks to learn the whole Bible, so we can't be picky (or even correct).

If You Could Put One Message On A Billboard What Would It Be?

Posted 01.02.2013 | Religion

This holiday season a controversial billboard was put in Times Square that said "Keep the merry. Drop the myth". The large scale advertisement featur...

Resolutions For A Better 2013: Cynicism Be Damned

Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.02.2013 | Religion
Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D.

We may fail in the first few months of the new year, but I want to put these resolutions out there anyway -- and will continue to pray that we try to make them come true.

Reduce Stress: Upgrade Expectations to Agreements

Soul Dancer | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Soul Dancer

Take a moment now to ponder your definition of a fact. How do you accept something as a fact? Do you take time to verify (through first-hand experience) a fact before you accept a fact to be true? How often do you check facts?

When To Listen Instead Of Lead

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

Is it possible to cultivate an attitude of openness and acceptance? Can we relinquish our need to control others and the course of our own lives?

Bending Toward Justice, New Year's Day And The Moral Universe

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

This year, Americans seem to have applied their spiritual, social and political values in positive ways that can give us hope for the future. This was done, for the most part, without preachers, rabbis, priests or imams directing us or admonishing us.

God's Top Ten New Year's Resolutions for 2013

James Napoli | Posted 12.27.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

Which of these resolutions I break remains to be seen, but if you came up with ten, what do you think your success rate would be?

Conversation With A Spiritual Icon

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

Certain individuals usher us into great moments in our lives. I was a guest speaker at a Kentucky campus in the early 1960s when, to my surprise, I received an invitation to visit one of the world's renowned religious leaders, Thomas Merton.

On Love And Compassion: What Keeps Us Going In The Times We Lose Faith

Jeff Cannon | Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

It keeps me hopeful that the worst of times will not be in vain if we can just learn from them to ensure they never happen again, and to ensure we continue to do what is needed to help all humans be just that -- human.

Not The Happiest Time Of Year For Everyone

Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.24.2013 | Religion
Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D.

We hear songs about this being the happiest time of the year, but for many it is a time of torment and suffering, depression and anguish. Whether your Christmas is decidedly red and green or some shade of the blues, you are special and God's beloveds.

Saying America Was Punished With Sandy Hook Is Blasphemous

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

What kind of warped morality and fraudulent religion would say that God allows the slaughter of children because there are no prayers in public schools?

Mary: Modern Inspiration for Facing Difficult Times

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Mary believes, Mary ponders, Mary grieves -- an inspiration to modern people, ever experiencing extraordinary joy and extraordinary loss in the midst of ordinary life.

Rediscovering Christmas Truths ... In Prison

Kristen Marble | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Kristen Marble

There were no disco balls or singing children. The setting was drab and far-from-festive. The tattered hymnals and song sheets retrieved from the cabinet. The individuals came all dressed in red -- not because red is a Christmas color, but because red is the color of the assigned uniform.