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D Is for Devotion "There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again." — Rumi A Quiet Word Devotion is a quiet word, and quiet words often get lost …
Mountains and Meadows and Some Kind of Wonder by Allie McIntosh for KidSpirit's Creativity & Imagination issue. As I write this, I’m looking out over a wide, vibrant meadow. There’s a huge mountain staring back at me, snow-capped even…
A Prayer for Our Role in Climate Change Image credit: Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018, from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration As of this writing in October 2018, we're facing into the devastation of the third stro…
A Prayer for Those Challenging the Tools of War This is the Age of Weaponized Drones. They are widely used in the war against terrorists and other enemies of the state. Hard facts on the frequency and targets of drone attacks are difficult to com…
An Internet Sabbath Here's something to think about. Could you stay offline for a day – perhaps by taking an Internet Sabbath? Could you still do your job? Would your family and friends worry about you? How would you…
Prayers for Thanksgiving Today's news is troubling. Bombs are falling in Gaza and Israel. People are still suffering from the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy. Yet once again in the United States, we are asked to open our heart…
Civility & Confucianism There seems to be no end to the incivility of our times. Reality television continues to emphasize the humiliation of people, drivers on the freeway are still aggressive and bad tempered, politician…
When Ministry Doesn't Pay Mindy Mayes is a 29-year-old African American woman who was ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church. She was called to Bethel AME, founded in the 1850s. The building needs repair, a…
Patience Tested on Airlines This article on qz.com contains a survey of American airline passengers conducted by the travel engine Expedia. They asked 1,000 people to rank the most annoying on-board habits of fellow-flyers. …
The Importance of Hope in a Time of Climate Change Is hope the antidote to the largest and most dangerous spiritual emergency of our times? Kate Davies, a climate change activist and writer, surveys the scene in this thought-provoking article in Tik…