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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 with...

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 — what we tell eac...

Whose Thoughts Are They, Anyway?

Michael Neill | Posted 10.27.2016 | 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 10.27.2016 | 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 10.25.2016 | 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, has ...

Autumn Grace: A Beautifully Imperfect Life

Calvalyn Day | Posted 10.22.2016 | 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 10.20.2016 | 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 10.09.2016 | 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 10.07.2016 | 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 09.30.2016 | 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 09.29.2016 | 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 09.28.2016 | 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 09.24.2016 | 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 09.17.2016 | 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 09.06.2016 | 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 09.02.2016 | 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 08.27.2016 | 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 08.22.2016 | 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 08.17.2016 | 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 08.09.2016 | 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 07.23.2016 | 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 painfu...

What Happens When We Put Empathy Into Practice?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.21.2016 | 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 out of control and hi...

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

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.13.2016 | 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 dau...

4 Steps That Help You Move On From Anything.

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 07.10.2016 | 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.