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Make Room and the Right Door Will Open for You

Catherine Nagle | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

Within a matter of one month, I've decided to clear some of my emails that no longer serve me. I even started to read only material on websites tha...

Going Silent (Installment Seven)

Peter Himmelman | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Himmelman

This is the part where the novelty wears off. The start of every journey is full of energy, whether that energy is derived from joyous expectation o...

The Deep, Difficult And Joyous Spiritual Journey Of Sister Joan

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.26.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Veteran Catholic writer Tom Roberts thought he knew Sister Joan Chittister – the maverick Benedictine nun who dares speak her mind to her...

Devotion in Motion

Miriam Ava | Posted 10.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

Dedicate your day to something bigger than normal, better than average, brighter than ordinary. Trudging through life, going through the motions, ha...

God Over Everything: Black Spirituality and the Paradox of Religion

Julian Mitchell | Posted 10.23.2015 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

Spirituality should be about embracing who you are, developing your own sense of belief, and walking boldly in the fullness of your potential. Instead of succumbing to the pressure of treading against or thriving for an idea of perfection that's forever out of reach, be empowered by the process of your spiritual evolution.

In Living Color: My Pinktober Story

Bisila Bokoko | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Bisila Bokoko

PINKtober is a time when my favorite color reigns in its soft light. A great time to share my experiences and other women's I look up to. But pink isn...

Amidst Hottest Year on Earth, Faith Leaders Unite and Call for Climate Action

Yonatan Neril | Posted 10.22.2015 | Green
Yonatan Neril

In light of new evidence that 2015 will likely be the hottest year ever recorded, Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and other religious leaders joined together at the Parliament of World Religions pledging faith-based action to combat climate change. The event took place in Salt Lake City, and brought together over 8,000 people from scores of faiths and nations.

Day 1 Faith & Science Series Part 5: David Wood on Science and the "Image of God"

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 10.22.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

In his message on this week's Day1 radio program--the 5th in the "Faith & Science in the 21st Century" series--the Rev. David Wood speaks on "The Im...

The King Is Dead, Long Live the King

Barry David Kluger | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Barry David Kluger

The late folksinger Phil Ochs, sang these words: There's no place in this world where I'll belong when I'm gone And I won't know the right from the w...

What Are You Here For?

Tenille Livingston | Posted 10.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tenille Livingston

Have you ever asked yourself, "What are you here for?" Well, that is a question that millions across the globe have desired to know for decades. Every...

A Divorce Inventory List

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 10.20.2015 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

It took this crisis to make me take an inventory of what was important, and I was shocked to find that my divorce didn't even cross my radar.

Jesus Wasn't On The Right...or Left

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 10.20.2015 | Religion
Edwin Leap, MD

These are contentious times when it comes to the junction of religious faith and politics. Whether the issue is poverty, same-sex marriage or abortion, there is remarkable division even within the Christian world.

Why I Believe in Miracles Even After My Son's Death

Jessi Snapp | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Jessi Snapp

My miracle came beautifully wrapped up in a feeble baby boy who fit perfectly in my arms. He was tiny and his life so very brief. But he is no less a miracle. He is my miracle. And I will never stop believing in the power and hope that continues to manifests in his life.

Confessions of a Part-Time Pastor

Rev. Joanna Harader | Posted 10.19.2015 | Religion
Rev. Joanna Harader

I'm not very good at confessing. It sometimes turns into self-defense and justification. I have a very strong compulsion to defend myself against even the most mundane criticisms. I'm done with significant and meaningful.

The Courage to Become an Author

Dorit Sasson | Posted 10.19.2015 | Books
Dorit Sasson

The hardest part of transitioning to authorship is suddenly realizing all the things you need to do and you scramble at the last minute. As an author pointed out on yesterday's panel of "Becoming an Author" - "suddenly, the small things like getting an author headshot and preparing a bio become big, huge things."

One Woman's Moving Experience At The Biggest Religious Event On Earth

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.19.2015 | OWN

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"Woodlawn" Scores Big

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The movie is based on a true story about a Birmingham, Alabama high school in the early seventies. The school is having a rough time making the transition from an all white student body to an integrated one.

God Restores What The Locus Destroys

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 10.16.2015 | Religion
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

In many ways, we all carry hurts and losses that affect us deeply. They shape us more than we know -- at times chiseling away at our hopes, dreams and how we see life. How we see the world for that matter.

Oprah: 'What do you believe?'

Tony Lobl | Posted 10.16.2015 | Religion
Tony Lobl

Such communion with the Divine has resolved issues for me as diverse as chronic career concerns, health problems, loneliness, and lack. It has also rescued me from self-destructive habits, masked as the false promise of finding happiness in self-centered indulgence.

Healing the Part That's Bulimic

Dana Clark | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dana Clark

Trigger warning On some occasions there were dinners in restaurants where people wanted me to stay, dinners where I wanted to be, but being there was...

Day 1 Faith & Science Series Part 4: Bishop Nicholas Knisely on Quantum Physics and Eternity

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 10.15.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Nicholas's sermon focuses on Job 38 and Mark 10:35-45, and reveals some fascinating, mind-stretching insights regarding the way the Scriptures use time and how it's different from the way we experience it.

The Moment I Understood The True Meaning Of Faith

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 10.15.2015 | OWN
Tara Sophia Mohr

Some women assume everything will be fine in their pregnancies, and find themselves shocked and reeling if it isn't. I was just the opposite -- certain something would go very wrong.

Fleeing Breast Cancer, I Found a Miracle

Kristina Cowan | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristina Cowan

I signed up for this surgery because of my mom. Her too-soon death from breast cancer silenced her, but it wasn't going to silence me. This day I was staring into the untamed maw of the disease and finally talking back -- for me, for my husband and for my children.

Oprah On The One Common Theme Unifying All Religions

Marianne Schnall | Posted 10.14.2015 | OWN
Marianne Schnall

"I'm getting people to experience faith, experience hope, experience what it means to be alive and human and thriving and yearning for something that's beyond yourself -- and seeing that there's a common bond that we all share in that yearning."

Much Ado About Nones? Growing, Diverse Body Offers Few Easy Answers

David Briggs | Posted 10.14.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Several studies have indicated religion increases with age, with many returning to more active faith lives as they get married and have children. Contemporary cultural trends of young adults delaying marriage or embracing a single lifestyle may in part account for their lack of affiliation.