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The Power of Love: How A Texan Town Of 600 People Took In 76 Foster Care Children

Guideposts | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

Everybody knows everybody and we look out for each other, especially one segment of our little community: 76 foster kids Possum Trot families have taken in. Not bad for a town of 600, right? Some people say it's a miracle.

Why Am I So Scared To Admit I'm A Christian?

Sandra Charron | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Sandra Charron

For fear of upsetting those on my friend list who aren't Christians, I avoid writing, liking or sharing any cartoons, updates or Memes related to Christ. This purposeful neglect not only takes me far off the walkway, but it has me digging in the dirt, searching for redemption.

Saying Goodbye to Our Parents: Their Trip Home

Gary Nelson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Gary Nelson

Maybe where this place called home is located is not what's so important. Instead, it's what we believe home to be, which is someplace very familiar to us, the place where we all came from.

We Could Use God's Help. Where Is He?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

When God fails to intervene in human suffering, the acceptance of a loving deity who cares for his children arouses fresh doubts.

7 Tips For Keeping Your Faith

Posted 01.22.2013 | GPS for the Soul

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

They Know Not What They Do: The Bombing Of Birmingham's Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Guideposts | Posted 03.22.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

Boom! The floor swayed. Glass fell at my feet. Someone shouted, "Hit the floor!" I dropped, flat on the ground. Silence. Then a stampede of feet. Police sirens. I looked up. There was a hole in the stained-glass window where Jesus' face had been.

The (Spiritual) Truth About Weight Loss

Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.20.2013 | Religion
Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.

There are so many diets and weight loss products, books, films and blogs it's so hard to know what to do with overweight and obesity.

A Worthy Conversation

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

The only hope for us is to stop in our tracks and turn our intention to finding the path leading to the healing of our national addiction to violence and its glorification.

Common 'Cents': Money Tips for the Working Poor

Ryan Mack | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Ryan Mack

Today, if you are "working poor" the first thing I want you to learn is "contentment." I know what many of you are thinking. Many of you are thinking that contentment means, "I am happy to be poor." But this couldn't be further from the truth.

The Fruits Of Doubt

Katherine Towler | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
Katherine Towler

Theologians through the ages remind us that doubt is integral to belief and even to prayer. Paul Tillich argued that "doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith." God is present in our doubt as much as our certainty.

Is God Dead?

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Pew's report puts out enormous challenges to people of faith. Scientific and scholarly findings unambiguously suggest that world religions are far from fulfilling their promise to humanity.

The Self-Delusions Of Secular Jews

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

These are good, serious and thoughtful people, usually deeply committed to Judaism, who struggle with big religious questions in a way that makes no sense. They may think that they can wring the holiness out of their Jewish identity and practice, but they cannot.

Take 4 Steps Toward Love

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

When we react from a fearful instead of loving place, we make poor decisions. What can we do to combat our tendency to view others and the world with fear?

Will the Real Francis Schaeffer Please Stand Up? A Tribute

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

The most wonderful tribute to Dad and to my book came many years later, last Sunday, when I got this email (used by permission of the writer) that really speaks to who Dad was and to the man I knew and loved. I've reproduce it here unedited.

A Letter To Grandma: What Millennials Could Learn About Faith

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

Faith requires the wisdom of the heart. It's a risk and an investment and altogether too earnest for many millennials. Much like letter-writing, maintaining a spiritual practice takes time and patience. It springs from an enduring love that knows no shortcuts.

Must Be A Lack Of Faith

Richard Brand | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion
Richard Brand

Those who want to have the automatic weapons, the excessive number of rounds in a clip, the AK-47s, the desire to get any kind of military hardware that might be available seem to be the most frightened people. They lack faith in anything but their own possession of a weapon.

Women Should Choose Miracles Over Fear in 2013

Sheila Kelley | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Sheila Kelley

Gabrielle Bernstein is a bright and shining light, a feminine voice of great impact. When Gabby mentioned her new book, May Cause Miracles, I asked if we could sit down together and chat about our parallel missions to elevate the feminine in 2013.

Mysterious Ways: Wrong Place, Right Time

Guideposts | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

Then I saw it. A cute little stuffed dog, sitting all by itself on a bench in the main terminal area. Some poor kid was probably heartbroken at having lost it.

Joy Secret Number Three: Hope

Amanda Gore | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Remember, life is not about reality, it is about the stories we tell ourselves about what is going on.

Losing My Religion Over... My Religion

Jarrett Hill | Posted 03.10.2013 | Religion
Jarrett Hill

The idea that God created me and my life perfectly but would ask me not to live it according to its reality isn't something that makes much sense to me.

Expectations and Resolutions: A Mash-Off Between Faith, Facts and Fictions

Soul Dancer | Posted 03.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Soul Dancer

With 2013's arrival, much like a gardener using a shovel to prepare for planting (then one day, harvesting), I invite you to explore your faith, facts and fictions with the following questions (shovels) over the weeks and months ahead.

What Cancer Did

Jonathan Agin | Posted 03.08.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

I am not trying to suggest that we should not have hope. We must have hope for a better day in the childhood cancer community. But childhood cancer remains a killer of our children, and it also remains woefully underfunded and most people are unaware of this fact.

The Faith Of A Mother Whose Son Was Trapped In A Cave

Guideposts | Posted 03.08.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

"Pray that Logan has the strength to help lift himself out," he said. "That's the only way." Then he was gone.

7 Ways To Find Inner Peace (At Last!)

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 03.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Each new year, people wish each other happiness, prosperity and peace, but only a few seem to know how to be peaceful -- like only a few know how to make money. Here are some steps that might help one to find the most needed inner peace.

To Erase Regret, Remove the Screen, Says the Cat

D.J. Wilson | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
D.J. Wilson

With the break of each new day, God's mercies begin anew. He graciously forgives and forgets. Therefore, so must we, in order for regret to be removed from our lives.