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Never Give Up: 4 Ways to Keep Pushing

Tina B. Ladson | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tina B. Ladson

We may know of 1,000 success and happy-ending stories for others -- but where do we pull our energy from when we truly feel like giving up? I've got four ways to hang in there when the going gets tough.

Stopping Gentrification Is Half the Battle

Timothy Murphy | Posted 02.04.2016 | Religion
Timothy Murphy

The fight for livable cities for all people, and not just the well-off, is underway with living wage proposals passing around the country, but it is only half the battle.

Obama Gives Powerful Sermon: 'Faith Is The Great Cure For Fear'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.04.2016 | Religion

For the last time as commander in chief, President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC Thursday morning. During his address,...

Knowing You Are Loved

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 02.04.2016 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

Our society deals with a lot of hurt and suspicion, right? So how can you let people know that you truly love them? How can you let them know that they can trust your love? Well, how did people know that Jesus loved them? Why did people trust His love?

12 Famous Scientists On The Possibility Of God

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.02.2016 | Religion

When President Barack Obama nominated the Christian geneticist Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health in 2009, some American scient...

The Faith of the Martian

Micah Redding | Posted 02.02.2016 | Religion
Micah Redding

For the early Christians, their faith wasn't about a list of intellectual points they all agreed on. Their faith was in the promise that through Jesus, God was recreating the world. Their faith meant a choice, every day, to live as if that promise made sense, as if the real power in the world was seen in compassion rather than in violence.

Not the Jesus I Know: Trump, Evangelicals and "The Least of These"

Cara Snider Williams | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Cara Snider Williams

In truth, the life "Jesus taught in the New Testament" bears no resemblance to the life and actions of Trump. It is in the New Testament where Jesus says that his gospel can be summed up in "two commandments": "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind" and, "Love your neighbor as yourself."

What It's Like to Confront Death Every Day

Bairavi Shankar | Posted 02.03.2016 | Religion
Bairavi Shankar

Death is not a friend, but a distant relative I have to meet once in a while. He always irritatingly reminds me to swallow my chalky multivitamin and savor the finite amount of time I have left on this earth.

The Lairds Came To America!

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

249 years ago during a bitterly cold January and February, they were on two ships...Samuel Laird, 41, his wife, Margaret Gibson, 36, and their three s...

How Your Belief in Yourself Reflects Your Belief in God

Isabel Hundt | Posted 02.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Hundt

"You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself" is a quote by S. Vivekananda. Let me explain why, after lots of contemplating, this rings tr...

Chasing a Dream? 4 Reasons You Better Run in Work Boots

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

In 2014, I released an indie book, "Purple People Leader." While the message (leading without bias) is hugely important to me, I actually published i...

Opening Doors

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 01.29.2016 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

Serving someone is not the same as saying, "You can't do this for yourself." That's not it. Being a servant is saying, "I serve you in order to honor you." I think our society is losing track of this idea of being a servant leader by loving and honoring our neighbor.

Advice For Anyone Who Has Ever Doubted Their Religion

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.28.2016 | Religion

America is increasingly becoming a land of religious doubters. The latest Pew Religious Landscape Study suggests that a full 34 percent of American a...

10 Myths About Adulting

Karissa Littlejohn | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Karissa Littlejohn

Here are 10 common myths about adulting.

There Is an Answer

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 01.27.2016 | Religion
Mitch Rosenzweig

Although all it takes is a simple touch, fulfillment comes from something more sustained. Am I taking care of all of my needs and striving for my wants? If you take the time to think about your bases, it's more than a game of obligations. Your friends, family, your dreams are all critical to your calling.

Marriage Takes Leap of Faith

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 01.27.2016 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

Many singles are conflicted about marrying. They yearn for the fulfillment a good marriage brings but are afraid to commit. They fear it won't work out, which given the current high rate of marriage failures, is understandable.

25: It's Not a Crisis, Just Growing Pains

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rutendo Nyamuda

And, if you're strong enough to hold out long enough -- and sometimes that means just standing in silence while you regain your strength -- you'll eventually break through the walls of your cocoon. The thing is, once you're free, you're going to need to learn how to fly.

Remaining True to Love

Catherine Nagle | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Mother Teresa once said, "Love has to hurt. I must be willing to give whatever it takes not to harm other people and, in fact, to do good to them. Thi...

Service Is Addictive

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 01.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jeremy Affeldt

Here's your mentality when you're a servant leader. You say, "I'm going to take my leadership skills and use them to serve." That's the whole concept of servant leadership, in a nutshell. You lead with the understanding that you're going to serve others.

Snow Storms and Social Justice

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 01.22.2016 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

This weekend is delightfully disruptive. The storm interferes with our plans, delays travel and cancels meetings. Therein lies the disruption, and oddly enough, therein also lies a surprising word of hope.

The Amazon Effect: Worshippers Flocking to Larger Churches

David Briggs | Posted 01.21.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America's consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America's faithful.

Woman Who Says She’s A Prophet: 'God Speaks To Me'

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Dr. Phil

Julia says she has been able to cure a rare form of cancer, has helped free others from sin and raised a frog from the dead, and says these miracles a...

A Primer on Progressive Faith and Politics

Timothy Murphy | Posted 01.20.2016 | Religion
Timothy Murphy

We believe that the truest calling of being church or living out Jesus' way of compassion and justice means being in solidarity with oppressed communities. Learning from them and supporting their struggles are holy activities.

Bishop Keith L. Clark Talks About A Taboo Subject in Church - Sex

Y'Anad Burrell | Posted 01.19.2016 | Religion
Y'Anad Burrell

It's time to take off the kid gloves when talking about certain 'taboo' subjects in the Black church. We've shunned away from sharing with congregations about life experiences that can really change the lives of people and development them mentally, spiritually and emotionally.

Muslims May Have Regressed But Here's What's Really to Blame

Atif Rashid | Posted 01.20.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

Muslims claim their religion teaches peace, harmony, love and goodness while the actions of some so-called adherents to the faith prove contrary. How can it be that on the one hand, the religion teaches good while some Muslims commit evil?