There has been a heightened focus on the issue of loneliness in the news this year, and today’s contributor found that it was prayer and turning to God, divine Love, that made the difference in finding freedom from feeling alone.
When today’s contributor was stuck outside without suitable shelter during a hurricane, prayer led to a profound sense of spiritual peace that enabled her to remain calm and find a way to get safely indoors.
Inspired by the Joshua trees that thrive in the stark Mojave Desert, today’s contributor explores the idea that God furnishes all of us, His children, with what we need to not only survive, but blossom, wherever we may be.
Faced with dysfunction and divisiveness in a group she was involved in, today’s contributor found that acknowledging the inherent good in all of God’s children was the first step in letting go of defensiveness and resentment and finding needed harmony.
“I was in need of the harbor – the calm just beyond the breakwater, a refuge.” These words are the opening lines of today’s poem, which deals with finding God’s guidance and comfort during those moments in life when we most deeply need them.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet located in the southernmost part of the waters off the southwest front, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on Friday.
News of language barriers between volunteers and children at a US border facility prompted today’s contributor – who faced a similar challenge working at a refugee camp in Asia – to share ideas about the power of divine Love in fostering meaningful connections.
A hostile situation at work yielded to collegiality and productivity as today’s contributor considered the idea that we all have the God-given ability to express qualities such as wisdom and integrity.
At a time when extreme reactions to news reports and emotional highs and lows seem inevitable, today’s column explores how the radical idea that God is good and is supreme brings a spirit of calm and grace.
Inspired by the courage of those fighting the raging wildfires in California and elsewhere, today’s contributor considers how even a glimpse of the power of divine Love arms us with a strength not our own, even when things seem hopeless.