With friends like this, God needs no enemies. People "defending" God have completely screwed up America and our politics.
There was no talk of "how." That will be left to those later in the week, including her husband, who will lay out the policy prescriptions for job creation and deficit reduction and the roadmap to a vibrant economic future. This was a speech about "why."
The jury is still out as to whether mega churches are good for our society or not. As a culture, we have learned that bigger isn't always better. Either way, mega churches, with their vast outreach, do have responsibilities to their communities, state and nation.
We may cover this need with patterns of self-protection or images of self-reliance, or we may openly acknowledge this need to our self or others, but it is always present, whether hidden or visible.
Oprah Winfrey said that she and her staff intend to hunt for situations in which crying or even tearing-up will be a surprise to the network's audiences.
For over the past two years, I have been an outspoken advocate in the fight against domestic violence. Only now, am I publicly sharing my truths of being sexually abused, by a much older relative, when I was a child.
The truth is, there is no one who can give you that self love. It doesn't matter how many people adore you, or how skinny, successful, smart, talented, funny, kind, or compassionate you are. None of it matters if YOU don't see your wonderful self.
Rihanna dared facing the wrath of fans, media and other critics to be bravely honest in her new Oprah interview. Chris Brown owes her a big thank you.
Dear Curiosity: Listen, I understand you just got there but... we kind of need to know now-ish when we can start packing up Earth, so if you could pl...
The reach of oppression can be vast. The poor, outspoken, different, and dissonant are often harmed by political and social persecution; however, oppression can also hinder another foundational element of culture: artistic expression.
In the end, it is these missing testimonials, of life changes, that Tony Robbins finds "frustrating, to do some of your best work and see it all distorted." Yet he admits, "It comes with the territory."
India needs to adapt to international scrutiny -- that's the entry fee for walking on the world stage. Oprah provided a kind close-up; many harsher ones are likely to come.
Is it really that insensitive to assume that today's increasingly self-Westernizing India would also Westernize in its table manners?
Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete had shown their appreciation for the support of HollyRod in a glamorous manner. The Design Care 2012 was a huge success financially, socially and aesthetically.
So let's rework the stories. Or, better yet, write our own. One with regular people doing everyday and extraordinary things. No tiaras, castles or princes needed.
Although I certainly have my critiques of Oprah and her media's trajectory, her dedication to featuring series she sees as part of her life's mission (ratings to the wind), actually, is remarkable.