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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.

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.