Be gentle with yourself when there are no answers. Some experiences are mysteries. A few dates cannot divulge the history that someone brings to the relationship. Every time we meet each other we are influenced by our previous relationships and our cultural perspectives.
Forgiveness is a marathon, not a sprint. It can be long and challenging, with many hidden obstacles and forked roads, but I assure you that it is worth pursuing -- step by step you fill find yourself walking right into forgiveness.
What I want people to know from this experience is that every prayer matters. Not the lazy drive-by prayers tossed blindly into a black hole. You know the ones. Not those.
Too long have we preferred the slim pickings of "I got mine," the weeds and walls built against difference, the bitter taste of wars waged in the false name of security.
Remember that worry is a sly enemy, it will take control of a concern, magnify and distort it until you are no longer merely concerned but spiraling into the dark place that resides just before we reach utter fear; a place called worry.
Known as the "Lourdes of America," el Santuario de Chimayó, 40 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage ...
Apply these eight rules when weighing your options to ensure that your decisions always play out in your favor:
I'm eight weeks into a three-month silence. For many days now, my inner world has been sweet and calm: mind quiet, concentration strong, access to compassion readily available. The wordless, ephemeral beauty of being alive saturates my waking awareness, colored by gratitude and a tolerable, even welcome, hint of melancholy.
Learning to Pray Several years ago I attended a funeral officiated by Rev Terry Elsberry, an Episcopal minister from Bedford NY, who not only spoke a...
Barbara Brown Taylor -- professor, author, theologian, Episcopal priest and a woman TIME magazine once designated one of the world's most influential people -- seems to be as flummoxed by the prayer question as I am.
I can't do it by myself. I can't be a father to 50 plus children (biological, adoptive, foster parent), have a career as an author and speaker, be a...
Here's to kicking overwhelm to the curb, so it doesn't keep you from being awesome.
As a little girl, I'd go with my grandmother Nettie to her church, Beulah Baptist in Harlem, on Sundays. I would sit there, eating the peppermints or...
Leo Santa Cruz is the undefeated, undisputed champion of America's best boxing city, Los Angeles. He won that title after defeating Abner Mares, a fellow Angelino, at the Staples Center last August.
The Lenten season is now upon us. We have met together in worship to receive ashes and Holy Communion. Many of us have made commitments to fast from an item or an attitude.
What you have done is not hid from God. He sees clearly the deeds done in darkness and one day they will be brought to light.