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I was driving to work this week and saw in the morning sky glow the criss-crossed streaking residue of at least eight, probably more,...

Richard Rohr uses the term, "clumsy stewards" to describe how many people manage and tend to their inner selves. I know he is right...

Six couples sit in the darkness of the van as it swerves left and right, up and down through the Kentucky countryside approaching Midway...

Does our spiritual earnestness make us take ourselves too seriously? And being too serious about ourselves, do we lose touch with our humanity and...

Gardening my life It is now evident the plan is not moving forward. When I dug up my overgrown garden last fall I intended to...

It all was so seductive. Wasn't I loving others by helping them? Didn't they really need my help? Isn't it selfish to put my eyes on life? Satan knew just how to trap me in this game. Kathy Milans shares her journey toward healthy boundaries.

Whether you are a clinical counselor, a pastor, or even just someone trying to care for your own soul, there will be something here for you.

I was standing there watching people come forward who have become cherished family members to me, and I was dipping my thumb in this glass bowl of pitch black ashes—a symbol not only of penitence, but of mortality. I was making the sign of the cross on their foreheads. Some of them were weeping, but with all of them, the sense of heaviness was as palpable as the deep, familial love we shared.

Sometimes, as Christians, we can get really good at navel-gazing. We can get so caught up in the busyness of everyday ministry, that we fail to see the people. One thing that I have often noticed is how easy it is to be so surrounded by church people that we never even encounter the outside world in a meaningful way. For me, the most important question has become, "What am I going to do about it?"

For many people, Mother's Day is not a day filled with celebration. For those of us who were abandoned or have lost their mothers, it can be downright painful. In today's post, Kathy Milans shares six ways to survive (and even grow) through a painful Mother's Day.

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