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What a Man Remembers

Evan F. Moore | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Evan F. Moore

Pregnancy is a polarizing topic in my estimation. I say that because I'm one of the folks out there who would love to be a father. My firstborn child would've been due this month.

How the Washington Wizards Have Renewed My Faith

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

The Bible tells us to "run with perseverance the race that is set before us (Hebrews 12:1)," and this is harder than it sounds. Just ask the Washington Wizards of the NBA.

Spirituality: How To Nurture It

Steve McSwain | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

I like the way Rabbi Kaplan defines it. He says spirituality is "the progressive unlearning of the strange ideas about God you've been taught..."

Can We Please Tone Down Mother's Day This Year?

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

This is the week that I was supposed to give birth to my first child and celebrate my first Mother's Day as a mom.

The Dwelling of God in a Mother's Love

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Catherine Nagle

For some of us, the more mature we become, the more we are able to see the perfection of our mother's love. But our mom was out of the ordinary. Not just because she was ours, but because she overcame all the odds against her.

Defending the Defenseless Is Wisdom to Thrive

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

We will not come into our own authentic power as grace-filled human beings until we first are able to give ourselves to others. Perhaps, we would not have to live through such great tragedies if we opened our hearts with love the way God intended.

I'm Not Married To My Best Friend

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Robin O'Bryant

I want best friend who will tell me I need one more pair of shoes and a man who will remind me to save for my retirement account. And I want to get into bed at night with a man who ignites things in me no one else can.

My Ego vs. Kanye's Ego

Christine Hoh | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

e·go [ee-goh, eg-oh] noun, plural e·gos. 1. The "I" or self in any person. The way I see it, it is the fear of faith. As human being...

Peaceful Words of God

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

It is important that we bring the words of God into our lives, because if we don't, we may only hear the words of the enemy.

Sarah Palin's Heresy

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

When Sarah Palin commented, at this last week's national National Rifle Association convention, "...waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists," she did worse than offend, worse than degrade human beings, worse than stir up a group of weapon-advocates. She did so in the Name of God.

Follow Like a Leader

Ron Nikkel | Posted 06.29.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Ron Nikkel

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master, If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And t...

My Unexpected Teacher

Carol Bysiek | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Bysiek

With my anniversary approaching, I sat down with my journal and read my words from a time when everything seemed darkest. I was in the middle of worst part of my treatment.

Pondering Religion's Absence as Son Turns 13

Steph Thompson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion
Steph Thompson

There was no bar mitzvah, no ceremony where a rabbi and temple congregants congratulated him, no family and friends invited from far and wide. I am sad about this and, yet, here we are, a couple days away from the sleepover and paintball party that will mark my son's coming of age.

How to Master Time: 5 Steps to Living a Timeless and Powerfully Creative Life

Howard Falco | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Howard Falco

Mastering the precious commodity of time is not as much about the organization of time, but rather, it's much more powerfully about the attitude you hold about yourself and how this attitude affects every happening in your life.

Grandchildren: A Shift in Focus

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.24.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

My first grandchild, Cameron John Shanahan, was born on April 8, 2014. I was looking forward to his arrival from the moment my son, Brian, and his wife, Pam, told me they were expecting.

What Being a Christian Means to Me: Don't Worry About the Rules; Just Love

Bustle | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion
Bustle

I was a troublemaker in Sunday school. No, not because I was passing notes (though they were passed, discreetly). I was a troublemaker because I did the worst thing a young Southern Baptist born and raised girl can do: I asked questions. The big questions.

Noah: It's Time for Righteous Anger About the Silent Genocide of Species

Rabbi Warren Stone | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Rabbi Warren Stone

The recently released film Noah likewise is a call to all viewers to tread gently on the earth and to treat our environment with care, raising a moral parallel between the flood and the continuing onslaught of climate change on our earth.

Faith in Action: Spending Holy Week at Zanmi Beni Haitian Children's Home

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Kerry Kennedy

Children, women and a scattering of men, who have endured unspeakable violence and anguish, loss and horror, agony -- biblical in force and nature -- and have responded with unbounded love. Redemption. Resurrection. Faith. I leave Haiti with these gifts in abundance.

Awakening

KidSpirit | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

I wondered how I could be certain I wanted to be a Catholic when I didn't know anything about other religions. I recalled my mother telling me that I should always read the fine print before signing up for things.

The Other Resurrection

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 06.19.2014 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Hope is never more needed than on the Saturdays we face. Something has gone. Something has died. Something or someone that once filled a great place within has left us just as empty as we were once full, just as lonely as we were once befriended, just as uncertain as we once were so sure.

Easter Week for Stoics: Why I Love Jesus But I'm Kind of 'Meh' About Easter

Kristen Howerton | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Kristen Howerton

The idea of forcing myself to enter into a certain mindset because of the date on the calendar just doesn't jive with my personality.

The Easter Moth

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

Leaning in for closer review, Sadie and I both catch a slight body quiver, but our excitement dissipates as we realize its leg is broken. The two of us make a grim, silent eye pact to do what we can to save it, or at least make it more comfortable dying.

Life Lessons From a 4-Year-Old

Sue Gober | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion
Sue Gober

My daughter-in-law was doing a much better job in the "Christian" parenting department than I ever did -- that was painful to admit, but at the same time, it was so uplifting.

Tombstone Jesus

Ron Nikkel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

Some years ago, during a visit to Jerusalem, I went to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, reputed to be on the place of Jesus' tomb. I was rather underwhelmed, and wondered where Jesus really was amid all of the tourists and souvenirs.

To the Mother of My Patient

Kateri Allard | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kateri Allard

Because of you, I am beginning again to believe in miracles. Because in the depth of despair over losing your beloved son you took me into your arms and guided me back onto a track where love is real, positive thinking is a choice that saves us, and miracles do happen.