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The Mysterious Spiritual Connections Between Animals and Their Human Companions The bonds between companion animals and their humans is a spiritual matter than involves love and deep connections. We thought of this again when we read the incredible account of a four-year-old to…
A Prayer for the Homeless in Minot, North Dakota Thousands of people have lost their homes to flooding in Minot, North Dakota, as the Souris River has spilled over dikes and levees. Photographs show the widespread devastation caused by this natura…
A Prayer for the Tornado Victims in Southern United States April, 2011. The U.S. South has felt the brunt of a catastrophic series of tornadoes which have taken the lives of 300 people and counting. Meteorologists have reported over 900 tornadoes since the …
A Rainy Day at Camp By Daniel Goetz in the KidSpirit Mysteries of the Universe issue. It was day ten of my month at Camp Pathfinder. It was day four of my first trip into the wilderness of Algonquin Provincial Park.…
Silence as a Luxury Product In an excerpt from Robert Reich's book The Future of Success, we spotted a trend: attention has become another commodity in the new economy. In a world of so much speed and tension, having someone p…
A Prayer about Climate Change and Wildfires Creator of trees, fire, wind, and warmth, You have given us the capacity to feel deep compassion for places and beings affected by wildfires. In 2012, Colorado suffered from a record-breaking wildfi…
A Prayer for Victims of Sexual Violence One Who Weeps, be with all victims of sexual violence as they struggle with the memories and the pain of having being attacked. REPORT: The latest report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Contro…
Reframing the Familiar Literary Wisdom Seymour once said that all we do our whole lives is go from one little piece of Holy Ground to the next. Is he never wrong? ― Buddy in Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & S…
A Prayer for the Mudslide Victims in Brazil The Boston Globe reports on the devastation in Brazil in mid-January 2011: "Last week, a series of flash floods and mudslides struck the Serrana mountain region near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, destroyi…
The Open-Ended House Open-ended: That's how I describe the home where my husband and I now live. Since we purchased our well-worn (shabby-sans-chic) historic house 3 years ago, we have been renovating and restoring. For…