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Lessons From Friendship

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Jeanette Cajide

I learned that the only true loss a person can experience is not loving enough. I learned that even if the person is no longer in your life, true love transcends time and space.

Making Amends Isn't Always Enough

Julie Elsdon-Height | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Elsdon-Height

Making amends doesn't mean that I can have relationships with the people involved, it doesn't mean they will forgive me -- or that the process will be sufficient for them to forgive.

Viral and Values

David Sable | Posted 02.02.2013 | Media
David Sable

New York City Police Officer Larry DePrimo offered a homeless man true human kindness -- basic goodness -- no strings attached, no dogma connected, no qualifications required or requested. Religions have been started with less.

There Is More To Life Than Politics

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

We need to hold onto the notion of allowing compassion to rule us instead of politics. Though the election is over, many have found it difficult to let it go and to move on to the work before us.

Advent Resolutions For A New Church Year

Daniel P. Horan, OFM | Posted 01.27.2013 | Religion
Daniel P. Horan, OFM

Will we let such resolutions go the way of so many of our new-calendar-year's resolutions? Or will we take seriously the liturgical cycle that provides us with the Gospel model for making and sticking with what we set out to do as recommitted Christians in our age?

Congress Needs to Do the Time Warp

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's a way out of this mess. It's an easy one, really, although it does require some suspension of disbelief on everyone's part. Just change the date on the floor of Congress. No, not the date on the bill, the actual date.

12 Seconds To A Better You: Beyond Thanksgiving

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

On Thanksgiving, we all took a deep breath and gave thanks for family, friends and the simple pleasures of life. How do we make it last? Would it not be great if the spirit of Thanksgiving endured?

Experiencing The Passionate, Honest Love Of Jesus

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Jesus expressed a wide range of emotions with his followers, but love was the foundation of them all. It was easy and honest and clear. It was fervent without shame or restraint.

What 'Lincoln' Can Teach Us About Keeping Our Heads When All Around Us Are Losing Theirs

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

When our lives are based in fear, we cannot think and live in transformational ways; we are doomed to perpetuate the status quo. Rather than live a life of fear, Lincoln embodied an open-hearted, inclusive, love-based way of life that truly revolutionized this country.

My Perfectly Imperfect Thanksgiving Dinner

Guideposts | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

Remember wanting to make it perfect, so you'd make a good impression, especially on your mother-in-law? I'll never forget mine. It should have been a disaster.

Edwin's Faith: Faith Shorts Finalist

Elio Alonso Vasquez Miranda | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Elio Alonso Vasquez Miranda

Edwin lives life at its very best despite all the reasons he has to despair. He is an inspiration.

I Am a Heretic and I Talk to My Cat, Gustavo -- It's on the internet, So It Must Be True

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

What I hope for is that, even in times when we disagree with one another so deeply on issues of the Christian faith, we can do so always knowing, believing and living the challenge that it is to be the Body of Christ. This is my prayer and I'm sticking to it.

Faith And Service: Healing The Great Divorce

Wayne Meisel | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

As service became a defining aspect of growing up in America, the infrastructure moved from the church to the schools and became so secularized that conversations around faith were discouraged -- even taboo.

Amy Grant: The Most Thankful Day

Guideposts | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

I think that sometimes we can over-think giving. It should be as natural as breathing. You have. You give. You receive. You share.

Thanksgiving: A Feast Of Light

Lorna Byrne | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Accepting gratitude, the thanks of someone else, even a stranger, lights us up -- it makes us feel good. It helps us, even for a second, to see the light and love that is within us. When we give thanks, we open up spiritually.

6 Ways To Rediscover Your Child-Like Wonder

Nicole Glassman | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

Maybe Peter Pan taught us a lesson after all: Growing up doesn't have to be scary. Or maybe we just have to believe that we deserve more.

Converting To Your Spouse's Religion: Kari's Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.15.2012 | Religion

Marrying outside one’s religion is less of a cultural taboo today than in generations past, but the question of how couples can best integrate their...

The Alliance of Adversity

Raymond Torres | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Raymond Torres

Through struggle, we give birth to new features of our character. In those features, we unlock the possibility of appreciating our commonality and of realizing our most profound potential.

'God Is the Clouds'

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 01.13.2013 | Parents
Linda K. Wertheimer

The teacher had acted out the story of Noah and the ark. Simon told us about how God created the flood, and then God made the wind and the sun that dried up the rain. "So what is God?" I asked. "God is the clouds," he said.

The Evolution Of Moral Models

Robert Fuller | Posted 01.13.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Like nature models, political, social and moral models originate in human experience, and, as experience accumulates, they evolve. Typically, the models we've inherited from the past were formulated over centuries, if not millennia.

When Strangers Become Family

Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis

The woman I call mom is not my birthmother, my adoptive mother, nor even a legal in-law in the majority of the USA. She is still undoubtedly my mom, and I am proud to call her as such. She is my husband's natural mother and a year ago this stranger became mine.

'Be With My Son. Comfort Him, Lord.'

Guideposts | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

I dreamed of becoming an All-American hero. I just didn't know how I was going to get there. I had no real job skills, and hadn't done well enough in school to earn a college scholarship. Maybe that was why a commercial I saw about the Army intrigued me.

The Privilege Of Detachment

Rachel G. Hackenberg | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Rachel G. Hackenberg

As this dramatic season of political contests culminates in today's election, there are those who will predicate their privilege by choosing to abstain from voting. I am unimpressed.

A Desperate God

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Alisha L. Gordon

In light of the monstrous storm battering the northeast, many have said that the storm is a "sign of judgment" from God. We need to "get right!", they say.

Suicide And The Search For Green Pastures

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

There are too many people in our communities who find themselves in the middle of a life journey that does not seem to lead them to places of peace and comfort. One of those persons was a former neighbor of mine who took her life a few weeks ago.