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Practicing Democracy in Your Journal This post has been contributed by Judith L. Favor, who is rooted and grounded in Quaker tradition and contemplative practice. She is retired from pastoral UCC ministry in San Francisco and teaching …
A Data Driven Life Benjamin Franklin was very interested in monitoring his daily movements and activities. His goal was to progress in the development of 13 virtues including frugality, silence, and moderation. In an …
Tikkun Olam By Sofia Mesh for KidSpirit's Society and the Individual Issue. My first day of Hebrew school was very eventful, to say the least. I begged my father not to take me because I had heard horror …
The Loudness of God by Maria Christian in KidSpirit's The God Issue. Interfaith Connections is a column for teens to dialogue about how their faith or wisdom tradition influences their view of life’s big questions…
To Each Their Own Journey By Rajvi Khanjan for KidSpirit's Fulfillment Issue "A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms." — Zen proverb I remember the first day of ballet very c…
Seventy-Two Hour Silence By Emily Fan Silence, as a noun, means the complete absence of sound. Thinking back, I have rarely been put into silence.
My Courageous Christian Spirit By Andrew Unthank for KidSpirit's The Adventurous Spirit issue. The Bible and its message have been in my life as long as I can remember. I have had the privilege of growing up in a Christian …
How a Password Changed One Man's Life for the Better In an article on GoodNewsNetwork, Maurico Estrella writes about being in a funk over his divorce. Then, to make matters worse, he arrived at the office to find the monthly directive to change the pa…
Renewable Hope Literary Wisdom Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning. -- Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist Teacher Wisdom Trust …
Where Does Morality Come From? By Zach Young for KidSpirit's Ethics and Morality issue. What are morals and where do they come from? Is morality like the laws of physics, ironclad dicta from nature? Or is morality like lang…