You Can Start Over Anytime

Ernestine Shepherd was 56 when she started exercising for the first time IN HER LIFE. Encouraged to pursue physical fitness by her sister...

Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly

What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? from Micah 6:8 For me,...

Love That's Better Than Bug Juice

I was standing in a gas station on Saturday staring at a line of drinks in the cooler when I felt my eyes getting misty. Yes, I love...

How to Fail at Meditation

This is how I wish I mediated. I wish that I stretched peacefully, contentedly into the morning light, feeling serene after a night of...

A Mid-Week Prayer

“This being human is a guest house,” the poet Rumi writes. “Every morning is a new arrival.” Whatever guest arrives today, my prayer for...

An Alternative to Endless War

Yesterday, I was reflecting on 9/11, and all that has come since. I remained horrified by the events of that morning, as all of us who...

Stronger Together

It was a sunny Tuesday in New York City, on September 5, 1882, when 10,000 workers from all walks of life gathered to march in a parade...

Meditated or Incarcerated?

Paul Manafort was a man who seemed to have everything: money, political position, power, and influence. These are the things that we...

In The Cave

Dear One, know that if you have at times been turned back by the darkness within, that you are not alone, and that the light is the truth...

When It's Time To Let Go

Dear One, trust me when I tell you that beyond your grief, there is Hope. I do not mean in any way to minimize your grief. Whatever...

Taking a Stand for Justice

One of the oldest lessons of morality recorded in scripture is that of Cain and Abel. After Cain offs his brother, Abel, out of crazy...

You're Doing It Right Now

Recently, on our Facebook feed, we posted a meme that said, “If you’ve ever wondered what you’d do during slavery, the Holocaust, or...

No America for Jesus

EXT ISRAELI/EGYPTIAN BORDER CROSSING - AROUND 4 BCE A MAN and WOMAN riding a donkey approach a border crossing manned by two GUARDS. One...

Pride (In the Name of Love)

Nowhere have I recently seen people experiencing heaven on earth right here, right now, more eloquently demonstrated than I did last...

Every Day is Mother's Day

When I was a young boy of 5 or so, my maternal grandmother was dying of cancer. My mother went nearly every weekend to see her, and I...

A Path to True Happiness

Between 1942 and 1945, psychiatrist Viktor Frankl labored in 4 different Nazi concentration camps, including Auschwitz. During that time,...

Forgiving is a Stretch!

My wife, Laura, is a distance runner. Last weekend, she ran the Birmingham 26.2 half-marathon; she is always in training for her next...

They Had A Dream

Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic...

Tell Them I Love Them

“I’m so scared kaitlin,” 17-year-old Hannah Carbocci texted her older sister from her place crouched inside her Holocaust history class...

From Hatred to Peace

Our nation’s ongoing battle with racism has come to the fore again, and those of you who know me may wonder at my recent silence. I wish...