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September issue of One Spirit, Many Voices

The September issue of One Spirit, Many Voices is now available for download at Please remember that this is your newsletter and submissions are always welcome. Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more


Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me. I am not sure who said this, but this is one right I am willing to give up. Are you?Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

Regretting the Things We Didn't Say

The mysterious disappearance of Malaysia flight MH370 in 2014 with 239 people on board may finally yield some answers. This week, experts are analyzing a wing piece that washed up on the shores of an island thousands of miles from where the plane is thought to have crashed into the ocean....more

True Forgiveness

  My kids just left for the week. They went to my parent's house. With their dad. My ex. Wait...did I just say that? Yes, I did. My ex-husband left this morning with all four of my little (well, not all of them are so little anymore) munchkins in tow. "Why on earth would you allow that?" you ask. "Your parents WANT your ex-husband to come visit?" you question. Why, yes! Yes, they do.  My parents are very forgiving people.  Are you wondering if they don't realize how he treated me in the marriage? They do. They also realize that I was partly at fault too....more

5 Things Everyone Should Forgive Themselves For, but often won’t.

I am the bearer of guilt.  Not just growing up guilt that we are all given as children, but guilt I gave to myself. I don’t believe that self-guilt is primarily a woman’s affliction.  Yet women are the loudest about their burdens. We like to talk about them, regret things, and ponder them out loud for discussion. While men tend to just clam up and silently carry around their guilt. However through the years I’ve come to realize there are some things that are just not worth dragging around with me. Learning to let go of things that are in the past is one of the hardest lessons I’ve ever had to learn. And honestly, I still struggle with accepting when it is time to forgive and forget. I find forgiving myself even tougher. ...more

Borrowed Time

A friend’s husband suddenly passed away yesterday.My hearts hurts for her loss.Life is short – a cliché but real and true.You don’t know what will happen tomorrow. What is life? You are a mist that is seen for a moment and then disappears. James 4:14 GW...more

Do You Forgive Easily?

We begin learning at a young age about forgiveness. The other child or sibling that grabs something out of our hands and is made to apologize. We are taught to say, "I forgive you" back. Let's be honest, what young child that is beginning to learn cause and effect wants to forgive. Hey, having a toy yanked from you is serious business. "I'll forgive when I understand what that means exactly." As we grow older, forgiveness takes on a whole new meaning. Your best friend steals your boyfriend forgiveness? "Maybe, after you hate them for awhile!"...more

How Losing My Temper Turned Into an Unforgettable Lesson in Forgiveness

I lost it today at lunch. Like, frickin' lost it. I knew it was happening too. I could feel my frustration reaching a boiling point. I kept thinking, "Kelly! DON'T DO IT!" But I yelled anyway. Then when my toddler started laughing at me, I yelled some more. Just to really show him who was boss. And I instantly wished I hadn't. As much as I would have preferred to handle the situation with calm and grace, I didn't. ...more
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6 Important Lessons You Can Learn from Prison Wives

Society is so endlessly curious about prison culture that millions of us tune in to shows like Prison Wives and Orange Is the New Black. Life in prison is a mystery to many, and it’s human nature to want to peer into this unknown world, reflect on the darker sides of our personalities, and wonder how we would cope with the deprivation of prison life.   ...more