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Learning About Gratitude at Thistle Farms

Tajci Cameron | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Tajci Cameron

Gratitude activates Grace in our lives. Grace brings the awareness of Love always present, always free. Unconditional, non-judgmental Love that...


Michael Neill | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

In other words, our "mojo" can't be taken from us because it isn't a thing -- It's a description of the feeling we get when we are aware of the intelligence and energy of the universe running through us.

Inspired by Dreams

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 11.24.2015 | San Francisco
Jeremy Affeldt

I have so much to be grateful for today. One of the ways I can show my gratitude is to use this incredible moment to inspire you to dream the biggest dream you possibly can, and then work for it.

Christian Truth, Muscular Hospitality, and the Reception of Refugees

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Truth can be hard to find, although the search has been going on for thousands of years. "Truth lies wrapped up and hidden in the depths," said Seneca...

The Grace of Gratitude, Vol. 2

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

Gratitude transforms what we have into more than enough. It's a shift from getting to treasuring. It's a mental, physical, and emotional aligning wi...

Theology in the Hands of Racist Colonialists

Craig Luekens | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
Craig Luekens

I know that the Church has committed untold amounts of suffering and evil in the name of Christ. (There is no religion, philosophy, or worldview, for that matter, that hasn't, all to greater or lesser degrees of distortion).

How To Live And Move With Amazing Grace

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.31.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS)  Sarah Kaufman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning dance critic for The Washington Post, has long written about movement — wh...

Whose Thoughts Are They, Anyway?

Michael Neill | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

One of my guilty pleasures in life is losing myself in spy thrillers. I love reading them, watching movies about them, and even following TV shows bas...

The One Choice You Need to Make Today -- and Every Day -- to Live the Life You Were Born to Live

Julie Cantrell | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Julie Cantrell

Tragedy, betrayal, abandonment, abuse, financial ruin, and illness? I've survived it all. And I refuse to let any of this harden me. I am here to love and be loved with an open and humble heart. And so are you.

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...

Autumn Grace: A Beautifully Imperfect Life

Calvalyn Day | Posted 10.22.2015 | Good News
Calvalyn Day

Today, as I reflect on being divinely chosen to be the mother to my four gifts from God, on the day that commemorates my move from child to mother, I am eternally grateful for God's grace and for our first born expression of it that we call Autumn.

Sinner, Savior, or Both: Reflections on Jesus, Salvation, and Phyllis Tickle's Memorial Service

Eric Elnes | Posted 10.20.2015 | Religion
Eric Elnes

Most Christians claim that Jesus cannot be both sinner and savior. Yet when Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, Luke tells us plainly that this baptism was for "repentance for the forgiveness of sins." Why would someone without sin undergo a baptism of repentance?

Learning Through Loss To Beat The Odds

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Elijah is an inspiring example to other young people--and all of us--of resilience, grace, and the ability to beat the odds.

Are You Giving Up Too Soon?

Gabriella Taylor | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
Gabriella Taylor

You know those amazing moments in life that seem to defy the laws and limitations of this world? The choices you make that significantly change the course of your life, yet started out as a gut feeling?

The Fourth Principle

Michael Neill | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

When we think of our selves as fixed, unchanging entities, we then seek to act in alignment with that self-concept and are troubled when we don't.

What's the Opposite of FOMO?

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Stop wishing that you were somewhere else, spending time with other people, or living a different life. We all have our own life lessons to learn. Let your lesson for today be this: Saying Yes to wherever you are, is one of the simplest and best things you can do for yourself and others.

The Case for Grace in Business

Jessica Federer | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Jessica Federer

When did the word "grace" vanish from our corporate vocabulary? I used it recently to describe a colleague as "full of grace," and saw puzzled faces. So I did a quick search online and found that the use of the word has plummeted in recent years.

Invasion of the Family Snatchers

Domenick Scudera | Posted 09.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

The city, quite literally, is stopped for days for this event. Despite media reports of excitement, many Philadelphians are less-than-thrilled about this Pope-pocalypse and the disruption it is causing the city and its citizens.

Why Jesus Wants You to Give Up Judging Others -- and Embrace a Graceful Mindset

Mick Mooney | Posted 09.17.2015 | Religion
Mick Mooney

True freedom, the freedom promised by God and made available to all through Christ, is one that starts and ends in our minds. Avoid the poison of judging others, and you'll avoid poisoning your own mental, spiritual and emotional state.

Everything Is in Divine Order

Karena Virginia | Posted 09.08.2015 | Religion
Karena Virginia

I believe in the power of Love. I believe in miracles. I believe that everything is truly in divine order. The universe has a system that works. The sun and moon know exactly what to do.


Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 09.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

What I loved about my weekend away, almost ( I said almost) more than the flowers, was the way my friends are so protective of each other.

Authentic Christianity a Myth

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 08.27.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

There has been something nagging at me for the longest time, and that is that authentic Christianity, as described by the presence and words of Jesus in the Christian Bible, does not exist.

How is Your Own Meeting of Families?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.22.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

With all the excitement about Pope Francis's upcoming visit to Philadelphia, I've been thinking about my own family, hoping that I'm on the right path. And this is what I realized: that most of us have two types of personalities inside us and the only way to balance them is through God.

How Introverts Thrive While Flowing Quietly Within Intense Moments

Greg Frucci | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg Frucci

When we introverts do travel out beyond our quiet worlds... sometimes magic happens. In our quiet, we absolutely love life. At least I do, I don't talk much with other people, so I do not know for sure.

When You Feel Frozen and Alone at Church

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 08.09.2015 | Religion
Caroline Garnet McGraw

So many of us are walking around with a judge and jury in our heads. We don't believe that we're enough as we are. Instead, we're putting ourselves on trial, and the "verdicts" leave us feeling unworthy and isolated. But what happens when we embrace freedom, even though we're afraid? It's revolutionary.