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Advised by his accountant that saving his business would be impossible, today’s contributor was struck with a conviction that God did not create anyone to toil, suffer, and fail, but instead to thrive and be joyful. Soon after came a business idea that turned the company around.
Here’s a poem pointing to everyone’s innate ability to express God’s light and love. The title refers to Jesus’ teaching about focusing on others’ “motes” – that is, judging them for their smaller faults – even as we ignore the much larger “beams,” or flaws, impacting our own ability to see clearly.
Today’s contributor explores the idea that it’s a God-inspired generosity of spirit, not the single-minded pursuit of money or opportunity, that most substantially enriches.
For today’s contributor, who was anxious at the thought of being at the mercy of forces beyond her control, the idea that God’s plan for all is unequivocally good brought peace and lifted fear of an uncertain future.
Looking beyond the physical senses for his sense of worth and identity lifted today’s contributor out of hopelessness and brought freedom from substance abuse – an experience that inspired his prayers for others facing such issues.
Today’s contributor shares a life-changing experience that showed her how God’s powerful love brings peace and protection.
Today’s contributor shares how a growing understanding of God as Love has showed her how we can all express a more tender, patient, and effective mothering love for others, as well as for our children.
After suffering from PTSD for years, today’s contributor turned to God in heartfelt prayer. The realization that God’s peace and goodness are permanent freed her from the mental baggage without a long recovery or rebuilding process.
When her “on-track” life took an unexpected turn, today’s contributor panicked. But through prayer she came to realize that “when we humbly listen for God’s direction, the voices of fear and doubt are quieted, and we come to see the future as not a void of uncertainty but a promise of abundant blessings.”
Today’s contributor explores how a spiritual view of identity can restore the dignity of womanhood and uplift men and women alike.
Today’s contributor explores a sense of identity that goes beyond complexion, build, and DNA: a spiritual way of looking at ourselves and others that brings out the best in us.
When her daughter had the opportunity to participate in an acting conference, today’s contributor became increasingly unsettled by the pressures of the event. But the idea that God maintains a place for all of His children brought a sense of peace and harmony.
In this poem, today’s contributor encourages us to go beyond “us and them” thinking and acknowledge our unity as “brethren – children of our Father-Mother God.”
Yearning to overcome the willful, impulsive tendencies that had plagued her for years, today’s contributor turned to God. The realization that goodness is the fundamental essence of all God’s children made a tangible difference in her perspective and behavior and resulted in the healing of a fever.
When today’s contributor froze with fear on a high ziplining platform, mentally pausing to feel God’s universal, all-encompassing love broke through the fear. Then not only did she participate in the activity; she thoroughly enjoyed it!
In the wake of this weekend’s shooting at a synagogue not far from her home, today’s contributor reflects on how understanding the nature and power of God as Love can bring peace and calm as we attend our places of worship.
Despite a decline in church-going in many countries, people yearn for fresh ways in which to express and share their spirituality. Today’s contributor explores how a rethink of church as founded on the basis of spiritual healing can meet that need and be a powerful force for good in the world.
Today’s contributor shares how she prayed during a challenging situation, leading to her doing one of the “many small things” that “many small people in many small places do,” which a Berlin Wall mural says “can alter the face of the world.”
When today’s contributor was robbed and assaulted, the idea that God is all-powerful Love itself prompted him to forgive rather than to react in kind. The situation turned around completely, and his wallet was returned to him right then and there.
In the wake of the Notre Dame fire, a Parisian offers a spiritual take on true substance that can never be extinguished.
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