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Recharging Activist Batteries

Kat Katsanis-Semel | Posted 07.10.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Kat Katsanis-Semel

Absorb daily news headlines, and one can conclude that "the common good," must be defended with great courage, wisdom and love. What is the solution? What is the remedy that can both prevent "activist burnout," and alleviate it when it occurs?

Give The News Back To God

Rick Hamlin | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Rick Hamlin

The world is full of heartache, sorrow, disasters, anxiety, tragedies in-the-making, bad news both big and small. I'm just as happy as anyone to log on to one news site after another, but if it starts pulling me down, if it makes me angry, I do just what Dad did: give it back to God.

Meet Will and Grace: How They Can Help You Direct and Star in 2013's Greatest Feel-good Film

Jennifer Grace | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Grace

During a manifestation ceremony, on top of a mountain, I made this bold statement, "I feel thrilled that I am now a Hay House published author." It was a bold statement, because I had not even written the first page of the book that had been living inside my head.

In A Self-Righteous Religious Culture, Brennan Manning Reminded Us 'All Is Grace'

Matt Litton | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Matt Litton

God bless you, Brennan Manning. The candid story of your life will prove more lasting and deeply affecting than all of your best-selling books and successful preaching.

Amazing Grace

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.19.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The stories behind the fight against slavery, the struggle to secure women's equality, and the bitter battle for civil rights are reminders that all the virtues implied in that term grace are within reach.

Creativity and the Three Graces

Lisa Levart | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Lisa Levart

On a recent, chilly winter afternoon, the three of us met at Grace's magical home. Clay, concrete and painted steel spheres dotted the landscape as though they had rolled down the hill in some prehistoric era, settling in gentle clumps.

A Church Of Non-Christians

Peter Rollins | Posted 05.19.2013 | Religion
Peter Rollins

An influential movement speaks beyond the confines of its origin, crosses tribal boundaries and touches people who might otherwise have no connection with each other. These communities do exist, they always have. But they are often hidden away and hard to track down.

The Spiritual Army of Caroline Myss

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Trish Kinney

We came alone, or with a friend, emptied our bank accounts to do so. We came for something that couldn't be explained but felt oddly familiar. No two stories were alike, and yet they all seemed connected.

Stand Tall

Laura Bushnell | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Laura Bushnell

Mothers -- you are powerful. Stand tall. You are full of grace. Stand tall. Join together and stand tall. Be as a Redwood tree. Stand tall.

What I Don't Know For Sure

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 04.09.2013 | Religion
Donna Jean Freberg

I thought I knew everything. Or at least pretty close. It took a long time to become wise, and by wise I mean to realize how much I don't actually know. And for a while it's left me feeling pretty faithless and lost.

On Discovering Your Versions Of Happy

Maggie Lyon | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Given how much time I spend wandering around consumed by how stellar life will be once I lose the last five pregnancy pounds, get my book written, get the baby to sleep through the night, that to realize quite suddenly that I am happy right now is miraculous. It stops me in my tracks.

My Mom, Style Icon

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 03.26.2013 | Women
Lois Alter Mark

In all of these photos, Edith is the epitome of the fashionably-dressed woman of the '40s and '50s. She's wearing boxy jackets and pencil skirts for work, and cute little blouses with Peter Pan collars and long, billowy skirts for play. She's even donning gloves!

Happy Birthday To You: How A 6-Note Melody Connects A Family

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

Somehow, that simple melody, written in 1893 by two sisters and educators from Kentucky, now represents a lifeline to something larger than myself.

A Biological Depiction Of Grace

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 03.21.2013 | TED Weekends
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

The most basic act of Grace is the fact that we are alive. We have entered into this world through no efforts of our own. The value of this gift is inestimable.

Lance Armstrong And The Human Need For Grace

Morgan Guyton | Posted 03.20.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

Even though Armstrong was insistent on maintaining a big lie as part of his public persona, that doesn't mean that everything he said when shaking hands with somebody was a lie. It doesn't erase whatever gold medals kids were inspired to win after they heard Armstrong give a speech about beating cancer.

Joy Secret Number Five: Generosity

Amanda Gore | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Generosity, or the lack of it, plays a huge role in every area of our lives, yet we rarely openly discuss it or explore it -- or teach it specifically to our children!

Is Gratitude Good For Body And Soul?

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

As religious Americans face the inevitable chaos and harshness of 2013, perhaps we should covenant together to offer thanksgiving for the gifts of grace and love and relationship hidden amid life's rubble.

Silence: Where Religion Ends And Our Personal Sanctuary Begins

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

In silence we find the steps within where everything that is good is present. In silence are the steps to perfect joy. Whether we are busy with the details of modern life or live as a monk and mystic in the woods, sooner or later each of us will travel the inner silence of our hearts.

God Is A White Teddy Bear And Drives A Red Sedan

Christine Organ | Posted 03.10.2013 | Religion
Christine Organ

One doesn't expect to experience divine intervention in an Old Navy parking lot. God saves himself for churches and synagogues and dark basements where AA meetings are held on folding metal chairs. At least, that's what I thought until that damn white teddy bear showed up.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Living in God's Holy Thoughts (Light)

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Grace is always extended, something that becomes clearer each time I remind myself that healing is an ongoing process and never a final destination.

The Soul of Les Miserables: Why It Touches Us

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

The epic musical Les Miserables, now portrayed on the big screen, contains elements so rarely seen today and yet so sorely needed.

Christmas Eve, Silent Night: An Invitation Restore The Stillness Within You

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Maybe the gift of silence is what this year's holiday is really about. The gift of silence can restore the mystic within an unbelieving soul. Given the opportunity, the peace and stillness this Christmas Eve can restore something even more beautiful: our innocence.

A Perfect Christmas Present To Give Yourself: The Gift Of Silence

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

This season, we can give ourselves the gift of embracing our hearts in silence. Our crowded thoughts come from a crowded heart. Taking time to enjoy silence is time for the simple beauty of life.

From Fear And Trembling To Refuge

Morgan Guyton | Posted 02.10.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

I need to believe that God will in fact preserve a refuge for those who live under His mercy by keeping out those who aren't. Yes, I'm talking about heaven and hell.

This Will Nourish Your Soul (And You Can Find It Just About Anywhere!)

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

To let go and fall into the arms of silence carries us into the sweetness of surrender. It is to become a master in the humble art of living.