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My Ever Upward Mothering

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I mothered. I mothered not my own children, but I mothered nonetheless. I mothered in a way that I am accepting and embracing, but also defining for myself.

My Wish for Us, This New Year

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Page Rosenberg

It's a call to faith. It's the call to action that is about inaction. It's the knowledge that I can stop carrying the weight of the world, it's okay -- God and the universe have got this one. Its about trust.

I Believe in a Thing Called Love (and Maybe Faith, Too)

Ravishly | Posted 02.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ravishly

Lately I've been think a lot about faith and belief -- 'tis the season, and all that. I've been wondering if there's a difference between the two -- f...

Reinvigorating the Faith-Led Movement for Justice

Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson | Posted 02.23.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson

Faith community leadership is increasingly critical as we also negotiate recent targeted acts of violence against law enforcement, such as Saturday's tragic shootings of NYPD Officers Ramos and Liu in Brooklyn.

Wasn't He a Sniper? Mister Rogers and Peace in the Neighborhood

Michael G. Long | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Michael G. Long

The real truth is that Rogers was a pacifist who fashioned Mister Rogers' Neighborhood as a platform for sharing his countercultural beliefs about nonviolence.

The Gift Within the Gift

Sue Shanahan | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion
Sue Shanahan

Before the birth of Christ, the world muddled along in darkness. Humanity didn't have the awareness or power to live any other way.

Plague Plots: Dispatches From Geraldine Brooks

Joseph Cooper | Posted 02.22.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

To escape present-day harsh realities, one might do well to turn to literary portrayals in which lives are elevated. In Year of Wonders, the lives of those who care for the afflicted, and comfort the dying, are elevated.

All I Want for Christmas Is the Gift of Uncertainty

Cindy Brandt | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

Have you ever been enamored by a child's sense of wonder? Their incredulous awe in myths like the tooth fairy and Santa, their wide-eyed anticipation of unwrapping a present?

Be the one

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

Be the one. At your family dinner table. In the bar at happy hour. At your job. In the cafeteria. In the classroom or at rehearsal. In the courtroom, in a chat room. In your church, in the choir, in your synagogue or in your mosque.

13 Wishes for My Sweet 13-Year-Old

Janelle Capra | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Janelle Capra

I have great memories of my thirteenth birthday. I received some great gifts and even made a special wish that night (which did come true!). So, in honor of my sweet 13-year-old, here are my wishes for her.

Why The Whole Family Benefits When Kids Believe In Santa

Jacqueline Woolley | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Woolley

Children are empowered by feeling that they have figured it out by themselves. Upon making the discovery, they become part of the adult world; they are "in on the secret" and can derive even more emotional benefit by being given a role in keeping the myth alive for their younger siblings.

To My Daughter On The First Christmas She Doesn't Believe In Santa

Sarah Dille | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Sarah Dille

I thought I'd be sad when we talked about presents and you knew they'd all be bought by me. But that isn't what has happened.

All I Need to Know About Teens, People and Life I Learned From My Cat

Darah Zeledon | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Darah Zeledon

All living things can be nothing other than what they are. When we use coercion or try to control another's destiny, eventually, it'll backfire.

How Do You Evangelize?

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

How do you evangelize? I do it by trying to reflect the characteristics of God. When I'm around people, I do what I think He would do

LISTEN: The Power Of Pilgrimage

Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal...

How to Be Free in Faith Instead of a Slave to Religion-Made Certainty

Mick Mooney | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion
Mick Mooney

Fundamentalism pushes for conformity to their religious status quo, and that push is rarely seen by them for what it actually is: bulling and judging of others based on false, self-created assumptions.

The Sweatpants That Saved Christmas

Stephanie Giese | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Giese

I still remember covering my mouth with my hands because I couldn't help the gasp that escaped my lips when I saw that he was really real.

Justice Beyond Anger

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 02.07.2015 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

Is there ever a place for righteous anger in the pursuit of social justice? I think you have to discern your answer. I think you have to use wisdom.

If Only You'll Believe In Miracles, So Would I....

Charlie Carillo | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Charlie Carillo

The bride wants children right away, and the groom is on the same page. That's how they feel about it. You get married, you have kids. Why wait? ...

Pondering the Bird

Debbie Davis | Posted 02.06.2015 | Religion
Debbie Davis

I realize there are those who have never experienced or tried to understand the relationship between God and mankind. Without judgment, each person must decide where their faith is, or isn't.

After Eric Garner, 'What Shall I Cry?'

Carolyn Davis | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion
Carolyn Davis

The Tree Lighting will be fun and festive. I am looking forward to it. However, the texts from Isaiah, the Psalms, 2 Peter, and Mark push me to recall that casting Advent light in the darkness is not to be reduced to the fun and festive -- it is subversive. It is dangerous. It is protest.

Perhaps God Wants Us to Just Listen

John Backman | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion
John Backman

by listen, I don't mean waiting impatiently for the other person to stop so I can have my say. I don't mean listening through the filter of every belief I've ever held. I mean listening that is deep, openhearted, and fully attentive, that strives to experience the other person as she is

America, We've Got a Problem

Jim Wallis | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion
Jim Wallis

It's past time to fix it, and the church must stand alongside a new generation of young leaders and help the nation find the way forward.

Why I Don't Plan on Telling My Kid About Santa

Tina Donvito | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Tina Donvito

If Santa is your family's cup of tea, go for it. It's just not mine. And I think Christmas is pretty magical without it.

Where Is the Faith?

Rumni Saha | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion
Rumni Saha

I must confess that I greatly envy those who are able to hold on to their faith firmly no matter what may come. I want to believe; yet can't especially in the light of recent tragedies. Where is that just and loving being that has the power to love me in this life and the next? Where is my faith?