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Sacrifice

Worthy of Sacrifice

Eric Morris | Posted 12.08.2014 | Sports
Eric Morris

We are the athletes, the students and the workers. We embrace sacrifice and we strive for improvement. Some day sports will end for us, but our years of dedication will not be lost.

A Citizen's Plea

Terry Newell | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

Most Americans, if we can trust the polls, think our country is on the wrong track. They also seem to think that someone else put us there. Washington knew better. If America is failing, it is because we are failing to be what he knew we should and could be.

About Yesterday

Jim Worth | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Jim Worth

Veterans should be honored everyday, not just one day set aside so Americans can feel patriotic, do a little flag-waving, and go back to their lives never thinking about the plight of veterans until they're forced to do it all over again next year.

10 Things Your Mom Never Told You

Natasha Craig | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Natasha Craig

She cried when you found out she was pregnant. She cried as she gave birth to you. She cried when she first held you. She cried with happiness. She cried with fear. She cried with worry. She cried because she feels so deeply for you.

The Nicest Thing I Have Ever Witnessed Someone Do for a Stranger

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.11.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

With the prediction of serious winter storms in Dallas, I headed to Walmart (with apparently every other person in town) to stock up on a few essentials before the storm hit.

Somehow, They Knew Better

Catherine Nagle | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Catherine Nagle

Most parents want their children's lives to be abundant and want to give them more than they had. But sometimes the only help they can give is by sharing what they've learned through their own life experience, telling their children the best of what they know. I

35 Powerful Images of Kindness Found Within Conflict

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.14.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

During times of conflict and political or religious civil unrest, the power of the human spirit's capacity for non-violent protest and kindness still shines through.

The Memories From One Act of Kindness Can Last a Lifetime

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.10.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Over 30 years have passed, since this particular act of Kindness was shown towards me, yet I can still clearly remember what happened and remain deeply thankful to the person who helped the little boy that I once was

The Woman Formerly Known As

Jessica Rapisarda | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rapisarda

There is no malice in "mom." I've used the m-word many times. But "Jessica," my dime-a-dozen first name, is shorthand for something much more complex.

Sacrificing of Myself Rather Than Animal This Eid al-Adha?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Current year's Eid al-Adha calls for a conversation among Muslims and all global citizens. We intend to prompt the global conscientiousness regarding the need to help the needy as well as confront those committing crimes against their fellow man and our shared earth.

#1 Many Liberals Don't Like the Idea of Battle, But the Alternative in America Today is Much Worse

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

In America right now there's a battle that needs to be fought and won in our political arena. It's a battle over what kind of country, and what kind of planet, our children and grandchildren will live in.

60 Years Together

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.06.2014 | Weddings
William B. Bradshaw

There are many other attributes that need to be added to the foundation of love for a marriage to be filled with happiness that lasts for as long as the two people live.

Celebrating Sacrifice

Aisha Subhan | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Aisha Subhan

My privileged life was made possible because of a series of sacrifices. Those who make the biggest sacrifices, the kind that give people like me a privileged life of opportunity, freedom, and hope, exhibit the greatest patience and strength.

To The Military Mom I Saw In The Airport -- And All Those Who Sacrifice

Natalie Thomas | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Happy 4th of July to all who celebrate, both home and overseas. Those with their loved ones and those without. Those dreaming about a better tomorrow and those fighting for it.

Persistent Modern Sacrifice

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

In this troubling and complex world it still feels good to have simple answers, to place all the blame on particular individuals whom we have learned to despise and fear. When ancient societies felt pressures similar to this they commonly engaged in the practice of human sacrifice.

The Weekly Rune -- Gebo

Kelley Harrell | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Gebo -- gift -- The last time Gebo was The Weekly Rune was 31 December 2012. Has it been that long since we've had a gift? Of course Gebo isn't just...

How Women Can Have The Career They Want Without Sacrificing Their Well-Being

The Huffington Posthe d | Alena Hall | Posted 06.12.2014 | Women

The burden of balancing career and personal life still seems to fall disproportionately on women's shoulders. While we are in the process of revolutio...

Father-Son Duo, Team Hoyt, Celebrates 37 Years of Inspiring Teamwork With One Last Boston Marathon

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Dick and Rick Hoyt, you have inspired a new generation of fatherhood. Let us never forget your example, and let us always watch for ways where we, too, can make sacrifices for our children.

A Letter To My Son About The Only Good Reason To Get Married

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

Marriages become beautiful when two people embrace the only good reason to get married: to practice the daily sacrifice of their egos.

Lenten Privations?

Scott Cairns | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Scott Cairns

The point here is that the energy of saying "no" to one thing or another is far less efficacious than the energy of saying "yes" to something (Someone) more desirable.

Frankenstein Meets the Bible

Rabbi Levi Welton | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Levi Welton

Although the Talmud may have spoke about Golems, Isaiah spoke about 'wearying' the people with 'frankincense.' The full verse reads as follows: 'You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings, nor honored me with your sacrifices.'

SOTU Address: A Speech and an Evening That 'Belonged to the Purple Heart Recipient in the First Lady's Box'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

During the address, Americans would get to see shots of this Army Ranger sitting or standing next to the first lady, sometimes applauding with some difficulty at something the president said. But it wasn't until nearly the end of the SOTU address that America would get to know who this soldier, blind in one eye and with only partial use of his left side, really is.

10 Ways To Invest In Yourself

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

If you feel you deserve more self-care, put into practice the following 10 ways to invest in your own welfare and watch your inherent strength resurface:

Police Say Seattle's Troll Statue Receiving Gory Animal Sacrifices

Roadtrippers | Posted 03.04.2014 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

Warning: This post contains graphic images and may not be suitable for all readers The Fremont Troll has been a Seattle staple since its creation ...

The 'Sacrifice' You Must Make In 2014

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

Author and poet Mark Nepo says that we're like the cliffs worn down by the sea -- that's how our soul's beauty is revealed. The growth and enlightenme...