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What My Mom And Daughter Taught Me About Santa

Maria Rodgers O’Rourke | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Maria Rodgers O’Rourke

How could we have fostered this fantasy, all the while knowing one day we'd have to tell them otherwise?

The Comfort of Angels

Sue Shanahan | Posted 11.26.2014 | Religion
Sue Shanahan

I learned about guardian angels as a girl. Having my own heavenly helper is a notion that has comforted me many times over the years. I have never believed in the angelic more strongly then when my grandson Logan arrived.

Bible-Based Campaign Aims to Pay-it-Forward This Holiday Season

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Good News
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Will you make a difference in someone's life this Thanksgiving weekend? Beyond the football, the turkey, family and friends, will you take the time to make someone's day?

How Richard Dawkins Lost His Battle with God

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.26.2014 | Books
Deepak Chopra

I am not saying that science is moving closer to God, only that the possibility of a conscious universe is very real in scientific terms. On that basis, the very things Dawkins defends so vociferously--reason, logic, data, experimentation--can be applied to reality beyond the five senses.

How to Live Your Light...

Alex Kip | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

In a world where we're constantly pushing happiness over the horizon, our views of what success means is often skewed. Pretty soon our batteries to our inner flashlight start to wear out. Then, all at once we can't seem to turn on the switch again.

Gratitude Is the Key to Opening Doors That Seem to Be Closed in Your Life

Lorna Byrne | Posted 11.25.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I love the idea of Thanksgiving -- a day to remind us to give thanks, and I wish it were celebrated right across the world. Our lives would be transformed if we got into the habit of giving thanks, not just on one day of the year, but every day.

The Problem With Faith

Steve McSwain | Posted 11.25.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

I wish it were easier. It is not, however. In many ways, my spiritual walk was easier when it was not so complicated by faith.

Scarred, But Never Closed

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

Our trauma, tragedies and losses (infertility related or not) make us who we are. I have learned that I am a better everything because I wanted and loved those babies so much. I am also a better everything because I lost them.

I Did It Their Way!

Catherine Nagle | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

I've come to learn even more these days that our greatest successes, achievements, and desires flow smoothly when we put the comfort and happiness of those around us ahead of our own wants and desires.

What President Obama's Immigration Reform Speech Says About Us

Maya Mathias | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Maya Mathias

When America, a country that globally champions the ideals of democracy and freedom, starts to develop political apathy of this magnitude, it compromises its ability to inspire other countries on the world stage, or to attract foreign business investment to its shores.

The Least Of These

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 11.24.2014 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

Now think about that. If something created by you, a part of you, is under attack, you feel attacked.

Putting People Before Politics

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

For making a morally responsible choice -- using his discretionary legal authority to focus enforcement resources and prioritize deportations in ways that keep families together and our nation safe -- President Obama has been labeled an "emperor" and a "dictator" by Republicans.

Faith and Marriage Equality: Welcome to the Party

Stephanie Mott | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

The recent appearance of pastors and churches declaring their willingness to perform marriages for same-sex couples has led to some of the most amazing imagery of the marriage equality struggle. Imagery the likes of which seemed all too impossible not long ago, especially in the deeply-red states of America.

The Religious Tension Behind The Boston Bombing Suspect's 'Faith-Based' Treatment

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one half of the sibling duo suspected to have orchestrated the Boston Marathon bombing, reportedly showed signs of schizophrenia be...

I'm the Perfect Mother, I Have the Perfect Marriage, Perfect Children and Perfect Family

Regan Long | Posted 11.20.2014 | Parents
Regan Long

I am proud to say that I am the perfect mother. I have a perfect husband who is likewise, a perfect father. We have a perfect marriage. So naturally, we have perfect children and a perfect family. Before you pass a quick judgement on me, let me explain further.

The Most Important RSVP from Pope Francis

Catherine Nagle | Posted 11.18.2014 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

I have seen examples of people ending a marriage only to realize later that they hadn't been so bad off after all. In the Church, discernment, listening to our hearts, and deep prayer and meditation, are all called for before entering into or ending such a union.

How to Make God Love You

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.15.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Although the modern controversy over God centers on the famous headline from Time magazine, "Is God Dead?" this isn't really the key question. By defi...

Have a Little Faith

Phu Nguyen | Posted 11.13.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Phu Nguyen

What this world has become is something so undefinable and sometimes scary that I don't think anyone would make it without the belief in something bigger than themselves and people in general.

Understanding Victory with a World Series Pitcher

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 11.12.2014 | San Francisco
Jeremy Affeldt

Suppose I knew ahead of time that the Giants were going to win the World Series this year. Suppose God came to me in a dream and said, "Jeremy, here's what's going to happen. The Giants will win the Wild Card game." I wish!

When Your Life Clicks Into Place

Linda Ford | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Ford

To free fall through this life knowing that you'll be all right, and that you can actually be happy even if you don't get that thing you want -- now, that's a huge leap of faith, and it brings with it tremendous freedom.

Ebola: Be a Healer

Rev. Galen Guengerich | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion
Rev. Galen Guengerich

We have the staff, the stuff, the space and the systems to confront this pestilence here and we should do everything we can to ensure that the people of West Africa have them there -- as quickly as possible.

Grieving in the Facebook Era

Ana I. Grande | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ana I. Grande

Let us remember that grieving is more than social media, too. It is an embrace of those living that allows the darkness of our souls to receive light; it is a touch of hands that guides us through our journey and an elevated prayer for those who have left us in God's perfect order.

God Is Love

Debbie Davis | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Debbie Davis

I have often said "It's all about the love." When I think about anything and everything that could possibly be significant: I believe it always has to do with... love.

The Old and New Theologies of Significant Insignificance Share Joylessness

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Today's secular science of human insignificance inspires its own theology. This secular theology assigns us a contradictory groveling insignificant, significance.

Somehow, They Knew Better

Catherine Nagle | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Catherine Nagle

Most parents want their children's lives to be abundant and want to give them more than they had. But sometimes the only help they can give is by sharing what they've learned through their own life experience, telling their children the best of what they know. I