One of the key lessons of the Hanukkah story is that if we are to create an enduring future, we must have the wherewithal to fashion sacred moments here and now that uplift our spirits and have the potential of becoming touchstones.
Jonathan Grahm will have you remarking, "what a sweet guy," and that's not only because he is at the helms of the historic Compartes Chocolatier, ...
Like many other central European cities, Budapest sees dozens of Christmas markets spring up during the holiday season. Now, more than ever, you'll find many of them supporting local designers and craftspeople, thanks to the city's blossoming creative industry.
Giving everyone the benefit of the doubt, it is true that our country is undergoing some profound changes in demographics. We are more religiously and culturally diverse than ever before and this diversity will automatically evoke some strong reactions. Plus we have a rising population that does not feel affiliated with any religious tradition and this too contributes to the new cultural landscape. So, it is not surprising that those used to Christianity being the dominant religion in America feel unease in this new reality. So, consider this a primer to help all of us 'just get along' during this 'holiday season.'
I used to feel that my love for all things Christmas music-related couldn't possibly coexist with the great taste in music that I take elitist pride in. I mean, in what brain is there a mutual respect for John Lennon and The Chipmunks?
No amount of philanthropic strategy-building or implementation fills my soul nearly as much as just sitting with a friend and letting them unfold. Be heard. Open up. Melt away walls. It's intimacy in its most authentic form.
Sometimes the best thing to do when those around you are displaying frantic or negative energy is to get razor focused on something else. Anything else.
Over the holiday weekend, I saw heart-wrenching news stories from across the country illustrating the impact of cuts through the personal stories of children and families that are using SNAP to get back on their feet.
World AIDS Day, at the beginning of every December, is a reminder for Christians across the world who mark this same time as Advent -- when we await a child who will save us. This year, and every year, we must be the people of faith who save the children all across the world.
Just thought I'd bring it up, because you wouldn't know it from walking into your local Walmart, turning on the radio, or taking a stroll around the block. In fact, according to the gods of retail, it's been Christmas since the day after Halloween.
New York City has many amazing Christmas trees to admire this holiday season. The one at Rockefeller Center is certainly the largest. But for a mor...
There's an old adage that says that Religion is for people who are afraid of going to Hell, but Spirituality is for people who've already Been There. ...
This December 9th is the due date of a woman I will probably never meet. She lives in a tarpaulin-tent in some woods behind a convenience store, in a Maryland town a few miles north of where I sit right now. Few of our clients are expectant women, but it's not unheard of.
Here in the big city of lights, where it's always bright and new holiday displays often burn brighter than Broadway, a set of old, twinkling lights had whispered and gotten his attention.
Danes are making our holidays sweeter than ever. Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, in particular, is brewing up some celebratory specials.
Whatever happened to keeping with tradition?