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  • Believers washing the feet of their loved ones
    An anointed life of service
    The lateMichael Yaconelli wrote a number of things about honest faith. He was familiar with the highs and lows of walking the spiritual path. He famously said that faith was "messy", a term that I have found to be very useful. Sometimes...
  • Space not Spikes
    Artists create safe spaces for London's homeless
    When they were first introduced the metal spikes being used in London to deter homeless people caused a lot of controversy. Now, more than a year later, a group of artists is doing something about it, fighting the system and helping their fellow...
  • C S Lewis and intellectual hospitality: learning to listen to the opposition
    C S Lewis and intellectual hospitality: learning to listen to the opposition
    In 2014, Diana Pavlac Glyer gave an address at the C. S. Lewis Summer Institute at Oxbridge. She spoke on "Intellectual Hospitality"—the importance of listening carefully to the opinions of others, and treating those with whom we...
  • 'To Kill A Mockingbird'
    'To Kill a Mockingbird'
    A small southern town during the days of the great depression provides a challenge to a young boy and girl whom an attorney father raises alone - A journey begins after the two add a new boy and become a trio of childhood play friends. The focus...
  • The creek, though dry, is easy to cross
    Your wellbeing begins with your choices
    What is wellbeing? That answer that just popped into your head is the most important component of your wellbeing. There is no wrong answer. Hold that thought, and be non-judgmental, as we move on to our choices.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said, "A...
  • Chat rooms, forums and comments are welcome across the Internet
    Has the Internet stripped us of decency and human kindness?
    Writing for a living means hours of research. The gathering of data to write a few words on a page is typically derived from the "information highway." I can review a film that is streamed to me via Netflix or I can read what it was like...
  • Teen shovels snow
    High school senior's act of kindness goes viral (video)
    A video showing a high school senior shoveling snow for an elderly man has gone viral. The story was shared on the WTVR Facebook page. According to the WTVR site, Teresa Adams and her son were driving in the neighborhood when her son spotted the...
  • Valentines from dogs
    Valentines from dogs
    Do they really know? Do they really care? Do they show love?This month is Valentines Days, all month celebrating love and caring for others. As we begin and celebrate many will think of their pets and the unselfless way the pet honors them. Do...
  • Pink's Random Act of Kindness
    How to start having a more kinder, purposeful, and caring life right now
    A positive way to begin the New Year, or any season, is with a self-commitment to have a kinder life. Sure there will always be ups and downs, highs and lows, but a change in perspective will bring more purpose and meaning to living.Many of us...
  • Happiness
    Can You Find True Happiness?
    Happiness has always been important to me. I'm sure it's important to everyone but many people don't have it and can't seem to find it, either. I have found it but I'm not sure that it wasn't always instilled in me from the...
  • 25 Days of Kindness Countdown
    25 Days of Kindness Countdown
    It's here! The holiday season! Before you begin to feel the struggle with good health during the holidays, consider that it is certainly possible to feel healthy and happy in many ways this celebratory time of year. While health certainly...
  • It's never to early or late to say thank you
    Holiday stress? Begin the season with gratitude
    There is no denying that the holiday season adds stress to our lives. Even if you are not preparing feasts, making long journeys, or tackling a lengthy gift list, just squeezing holidays into a hectic work schedule can cause anxiety.Fortunately,...
  • Empathy!
    How Important is Empathy?
    For most people these days, it seems they either don't understand what empathy is or they don't care. Yes, that's a little pun. Empathy is one of the best traits a person can possess. If you don't have it, work to build it within...
  • Four examples of the "Lunchbox Love" card sets.
    “Lunchbox Love” from Say Please
    Writing notes to a loved one can really brighten their day and no one understands this better than mothers with small children. Placing little “thinking of you” notes in a child’s lunchbox has been a tradition of many parents of...
  • Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva
    Dealing with difficult people the Buddhist way
    In the mundane world, we deal with difficult people almost on a daily basis. Whether they’re classmates, co-workers, bosses, neighbors, or random people – difficult people are everywhere! As Buddhist, we should know how to deal with...
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