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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.

Life Tips: Develop Virtues Of Compassion And Grace

Amanda Gore | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

The best place to start is often the most challenging -- compassion for ourselves! We are usually our own worst enemy, expecting ourselves to be perfect and being the first to judge and condemn ourselves.

Is God Relevant Today?

Anthony Strano | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
Anthony Strano

From politics I never did expect much but from a rich spiritual tradition I did. Why is it that religion appears so ineffectual at the time it is most needed?

11 Ways Silence Can Strengthen Your Soul

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

As soon as we enter into silence, there are gifts that renew and strengthen our essential selves. These gifts are qualities that enlighten and bring real joy. I call these qualities "muscles of the heart."

Amends And Forgiveness: Taking Step Eight

Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley

The need for reconciliation is at the heart of the Gospel message, and it is at the heart of Twelve Step recovery as well. Without reconciliation, a right relationship with God -- and peace of mind -- is not possible.

My Grandmother's Winter Coat

PJ Mintner | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
PJ Mintner

Loss doesn't always have to be greeted with anger or sadness. In fact, if you greet loss and differences with grace, you might find that you live in a warmer, brighter world than you ever realized. That's how my grandmother saw the world, and she shared the warmth.

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.

Chef Curtis Duffy, Partner Michael Muser Talk Grace and... Motorcycles

Mark Bazer | Posted 01.01.2013 | Food
Mark Bazer

Grace Chef Curtis Duffy returned to The Interview Show and brought along his partner, front-of-the-room and wine guy Michael Muser to talk about one of the most-anticipated restaurants in America.

'Grace': When Faith Isn't Enough

Danny Groner | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York
Danny Groner

Thanks to stellar acting from his small cast portraying complex characters, Grace is saved. Paul Rudd may lead the way, but his character Steve is actually the least complex of them all.

Theater: Edgar Oliver Holds Forth; Grace Is Denied

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.20.2012 | Arts
Michael Giltz

I have little to say about Grace because it inspires very little thought. The story is a familiar one in its way, of financial crisis and faith and personal redemption.

Grace on Broadway: Let Us Now Pray

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.06.2012 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

The play Grace takes stylistic liberties, showing the end at the beginning, and playing scenes in reverse, almost cinematically, so that the actor Paul Rudd walks backwards trying desperately to return to pre-cataclysmic grace.

Not Quite Amazing: Paul Rudd's 'Grace'

Hallie Sekoff | Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts
Hallie Sekoff

Cautiously (but overall) thoughtfully directed by Dexter Bullard, Grace follows an evangelical couple Steve and Sara, played by Paul Rudd and Kate Arrington, shortly after their move to Florida to open a chain of Gospel-themed hotels, their catchphrase being, of course, "Where Would Jesus Stay?"

God Loves Us F**k-ups

Derek Flood | Posted 12.03.2012 | Religion
Derek Flood

It is precisely into a place of woundedness, failure, fear and brokenness that Jesus wants to come. Faith is not about certainty; it is about vulnerability. It is about having the courage to let Jesus into our screwed up lives, the courage to be loved for who we really are.

There But for the Grace of God: Craig Wright's 'Grace'

Bess Rowen | Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

In Craig Wright's newest offering, Grace, four characters use the stage as a place where the rules of physics and nature of belief collide. After all, there but for the Grace of God go I.

The Single Most Important Thing To Do After Divorce

Alison Patton | Posted 11.27.2012 | Divorce
Alison Patton

How do you forgive the unforgivable?

The Myth Of The 47%: Our Original Sin

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

This myth justifies hardheartedness (or often condescending paternalism) toward those whose poverty must be their own fault, and it allows those who believe it to congratulate themselves for their hard work and responsible life choices.

I Tried So Hard To Please...

Steve McSwain | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Through much of my adult life, I tried so hard to please. Then, one day, I realized no one was watching. Correction! I realized I was no longer watching.

God As Heart Surgeon

Max Lucado | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
Max Lucado

Grace is God as heart surgeon, cracking open your chest, removing your heart -- poisoned as it is with pride and pain -- and replacing it with his own. Rather than tell you to change, he creates the change.

Can We Forgive Others As Well As Ourselves?

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 11.11.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

God doesn't expect us to be perfect -- we are human. If we were perfect, there would have been no reason for God to give God's Son for us. But God does expect us to forgive and to seek forgiveness.

Was Jesus A Jerk? A Bible Study

David Lose | Posted 11.06.2012 | Religion
David Lose

Pious readers encountering this question may be shocked or offended. It borders on being disrespectful, even unseemly. Yet that's the question that kept coming to mind as I read the passage many preachers will be dealing with this coming Sunday.