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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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Grace

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

How Gratefulness Leads to Mindfulness

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

I made God an offer She couldn't refuse. I would be grateful for everything in my life, all my experiences - no matter how hard, no matter how pain...

What Happens When We Put Empathy Into Practice?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

'It's Because You Left Me ... ' When Trocme was 10 years old, he was in a car accident. His father drove too fast, the car spun ...

A Fairy Tale Still In The Making: The Beautiful Dress I Borrowed

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

With my daughter only nine years old, I was very discreet in dating and careful about bringing anyone into our home, or in allowing men to meet my da...

4 Steps That Help You Move On From Anything.

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

I owe no one all my explanations. I owe myself. So before you can begin to apply any of these to the outside world, make sure you approach yourself with gentle kindness and the four steps. You owe it to YOU.

The Grace Formula: How to Fight Nice

Laurie Gerber | Posted 07.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laurie Gerber

Often I teach a concept called "love is a verb." My definition of "love" is caring about the other person's experience as deeply as you care about you...

The President Sings of Grace

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The marriage victory required decades of work by countless people. More work remains, from transgender and immigrant rights to police reform, employment protections, and rebuffing the false pose of victimhood by religious bullies.

Trusting in Grace

Jeena Cho | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jeena Cho

I have been on the road since May 30 on a cross country trip. My husband and I were in Charleston, S.C. on June 14, just a few days before the shootin...

Seeing Jesus

Shelly Wood | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Shelly Wood

Could it be that when we look at each other, we have not quite trained our eyes, because if we could look beyond black and white, we would see Jesus?

Why I Gave Up Being a Salesman for God

Mick Mooney | Posted 06.01.2015 | Religion
Mick Mooney

From both my experience and my observation, there seems to two ways to have faith in God. One is a kind of faith in theory, and the other is a faith of life.

Unexplainable Grace

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

When my time does come, whether it be tomorrow, months, or years from now, I want to know I did everything I could to pay the goodness I've been shown forward. I want to live gratefully in each moment and for each person who has filled every grace given breath with beauty. With this grace I have so graciously been gifted, I will fight.

Dare To Be Naive!

Fabiana Fondevila | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Fabiana Fondevila

"Dare to be naive!" I utter that phrase to myself like a mantra. I know that to be astonished by the force of life, by that mystery that keeps us striving and sometimes thriving, is probably our most important assignment.

I Know Something About Grace

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

As an African American woman parenting alone with little to no support, I know something about grace. Time and again grace, meaning unmerited favor, has intervened and sustained me through each difficult challenge that I have faced.

Grace in the Media

Martin Marty | Posted 06.28.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

Now and then we do stop to notice some of this "soft news," which surfaces in explicitly religious comment and, shall we call it, "theology," which is what it is.