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The Importance Of Hell

Ryan Phipps | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

HELL As people of faith, we are, in every moment (both public and private) acting according to one of two motivators. Those two motivators are "lo...

A Theology of Sameness

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 07.14.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Instead of theological sameness, I like to imagine that heaven is a place where we become even more different than we are now, just as I have found that I have become more myself the older I've gotten and I think I would say the same thing about my husband, my children, and my dearest friends.

Does Gone Mean Dead To A 3-Year Old?

Sue Carswell | Posted 07.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Carswell

Spot wasn't there the next day, or for the days after that and we felt that. We felt loss. We felt heavy hearts. But we learned to talk to him at night, just as my now deceased mother taught us. "Night Spot."

The Jewel That Is You; How To Wake Up To Prosperity With One Movement

Geri Hearne | Posted 07.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Geri Hearne

You have everything you need to create the most joyous and even fun filled experience. Start by moving toward the things that make you happy. Smile a little more. First of all, you look better. Secondly, it helps you feel better and Thirdly, it helps others see their options, too.

Heaven -- Where Is It Anyway?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Falconer Newhall

It was heaven for me and my point-and-shoot. Light was coming at the garden from every direction. And the evening was still, no breeze, which meant our friends' flowers could hold a pose long enough for my point-and-shoot to take its time getting them into focus.

The One Thing Many People Who Have Near Death Experiences Have In Common

The Washington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.30.2016 | Religion

It doesn’t matter if they nearly died in an auto accident or a drug overdose, giving birth or attempting suicide. Among the thousands of people who ...

Dreams of the Dead: What Is David Bowie Saying to His Fans and to You, too?

Geri Hearne | Posted 07.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Geri Hearne

(Photo Jimmy King) This is a stretch for some who only get their news from the mainstream. But there is a group of thought leaders who believe dead...

Above And Beyond

Karena Virginia | Posted 06.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Karena Virginia

It has ben a very difficult few months for my family. The emptiness burns in my belly every morning and throughout the day. He was only 18. Michael ...

Will Heaven Be Boring?

Michael Gilmour | Posted 06.25.2016 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

In a Gary Larson Far Side cartoon, a man in heaven sits on a cloud wishing he brought a magazine. The heaven of pop-culture cliché--white robes, ange...

Heaven On Earth Happens In The Heart: A One-Minute Exercise To Lighten Your Load

Geri Hearne | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Geri Hearne

I never understood it. The uneasy feeling, almost a sadness, definitely a confusion, that I experience sometimes just in the moments I wake up in the ...

Ramadan 2016 Day One: Maintaining Faith in Islam

Anhar Karim | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Anhar Karim

What lies within? My friend Shahzeb asked if I wanted to come over to his apartment. "To do what?" I asked. "To clean." Despite no part of that s...

With Muhammad Ali It Was Always Yes, Never No

Mitchell Fink | Posted 06.07.2016 | Sports
Mitchell Fink

A little more than a year after Muhammad Ali lit the Olympics flame in Atlanta, creating perhaps the most emotionally satisfying moment in Olympics history, I was asked to join a small group accompanying Ali on a humanitarian mission.

Horses Definitely Go to Heaven

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Every young girl who has owned a horse will tell you that horses are steadfast guardians of secrets whispered into necks and manes.

Bringing Heaven to Earth Via the NYC Subway

Geri Hearne | Posted 05.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Geri Hearne

Because, it's right here in our physical spaces we can experience something beyond ourselves. I had an experience that showed me how opening my heart can bring me closer to heaven. Even on the New York City subway.

What Is Your Guardian Angel's Name?

Geri Hearne | Posted 05.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Geri Hearne

Do you believe in angels? Do you talk to angels? Do you know the name of your guardian angel? What experiences have you had with angels? I want to hear from you, so I'll share an angel story. First off, my guardian angel's name is Rebecca.

The Silver Lining of a Very Dark Cloud

Danielle Posa | Posted 05.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Danielle Posa

It's been 3 weeks since his death and there is a new sadness that lives inside of me that feels like it will never fade away. It's as if my being has been permanently changed. The cells of my body are different. My organs feel different. And my heart physically aches inside of my chest.

My Dead Mom Has a Message for the Dads

Geri Hearne | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion
Geri Hearne

I knew she was going to talk to me today. I knew she'd have something to say. My mother passed away two years ago on Mother's Day weekend. It hurts, b...

We Are Children of God

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 05.03.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Many religions teach that God loves us as children, that He acts as a Father to us, and that He is hopeful for our growth and development. But Mormons teach that God's fatherhood is rather more literal than a metaphor.

The New Science of Afterlife Research and Its Benefits to Society

Stafford Betty | Posted 04.27.2016 | Religion
Stafford Betty

One of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived is that we are more than our bodies and that our true home lies beyond our physical planet. This idea, that we are or have souls that do not die at death, is found in all the earth's religions.

Prayers and Heaven, to Believe or Not

Sue Carswell | Posted 04.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Carswell

I suspect that, if you knew me, you would never believe that I pray. I just don't seem like the type. But I do. Every night. It started around the tim...

Daily Meditation: What Heaven Feels Like

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.08.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Blessings from Heaven

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.06.2016 | Religion
Sue Shanahan

Last September my friend Nancy, got in touch to tell me of the death of her beloved daughter. I was saddened to hear the details of Meghan's passing. ...

Facing Hard Truths About Life, Death and Faith at 60

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 04.03.2016 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Faith is about conceding that hardship may lie in one's own future, but that ultimately things will work out for the best. In that sense, at 60, knowing full well that my life will inevitably worsen and end, I have faith in the future.

Why I Live Life on the Verge of Tears

Stacey Skrysak | Posted 03.25.2016 | Parents
Stacey Skrysak

Stacey Skrysak It's hard to miss: the glassy eyes, the occasional blank stare. Ever since my triplets were born, I began living my life on the verge ...

Finding Hope in the Face of Loss

Tammy McLeod | Posted 03.25.2016 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

Webster's dictionary defines hope as "to expect or wish... to be optimistic... to cherish a desire of good... with expectation of obtaining it or beli...