One evening, as we were getting ready to sit down for dinner, my wife and I took a phone call from our child welfare agency. At that time, we had a p...
God bless First Mothers and First Ladies who continue to remind us how it can be done peacefully and with hope. This particular insight alone brings me much comfort, knowing that a mother's heart is closer to reaching the White House as president. This fact might very well be our American resurrection.
This week Christians are preparing to celebrate Easter. Easter is our promise of God's kingdom to come. Out of the tragedy and grief of an unjust death comes hope and a promise of a glorious eternity where God reigns.
And then resilience enters the room, the most elegant of emotional beings; glowing; refined; a reminder that even a flicker of light glows amid the darkness. And we can save our tiny ship of troubles from life's stormy seas once again.
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.