Don't Jinx It: Russian Style

On a recent morning as I was driving my 8-year-old to school, I noted that the usually congested West Side Highway was rather empty. "Look how good the traffic is today," I said excitedly. Without missing a beat, he comes back with, “Hey, don’t jinx it!”...more

Our Needs Are Not A One Time Deal

Driving to work at 5 am...in the dark...definitely gives me time to think, meditate, pray and enjoy my morning tumbler of coffee.  I actually don't mind being on the road at that time of the morning.  Even with the traffic during that pre-dawn hour, it's actually pretty peaceful.  Sometimes I listen to the radio and scan different stations and listen to preaching and/or worship music while other times I turn the radio off and enjoy the silence....more

Spiritual Implications of Sexuality

Why do there always seem to be spiritual implications to sexuality? For a race of people supposedly interested in spiritual development, why do we put so much emphasis on sexuality?...more

The Homeless

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Will 2011 be better than 2010?

  “Maybe…”  ...more

Finding quiet

I went to my first meditation class this past October. A new yoga studio focused on balance and wellness had recently opened in my community. It seemed fateful....more

The songs of those who love Him

Poet and missionary Amy Carmichael spent years in India working to help the poor, widowed, and orphaned around her. She wrote a book called His Thoughts Said; His Father Said to record conversations between a child of God and his/her Heavenly Father. In this excerpt the Son [Christian] can find no words with which to praise his Beloved [God]:...more

It was wonderful to read again these lines of Amy Carmichael's book His Thoughts Said ... His ...more

How a Real Mom Does Yoga

Losing My Religion

I used to believe that Catholicism was the one true religion.  No ifs, ands or buts.  I used to practice a faith that was ingrained within four secular walls and detailed, literally, by the Book.  I thought everyone else was wrong, that I was right, and that there was no room in Heaven for those whose thinking didn’t sync with mine....more

May God give you…
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a ...more

Meeting my angels

“Do you believe in angels?” A presenter asked this question to a group of 60 students during a weekend introduction to astrology course that I attended a few months ago. I looked around the room. A handful of people hesitantly raised their hands. Frankly, I didn’t know how to respond since I wasn’t sure myself. ...more