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The Day This Catholic Girl Prayed for Chick-fil-A

How Great Thou Part My sister drives the car while I ride shotgun. My three boys chatter behind us . We are hungry. Scratch that, we are starving, so we drive to scout...

Chronic Illness: All Right to Ask

Good Days Bad Days Yesterday, I had a doctor's appointment. The nurse who took me into the examination room did not wash her hands before moving to start my eye exam....

How to Get Your Spark Back When Things Get Hard

Everyday Inspiration “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” - Marcus Aurelius...

Approaching Halloween: when the veil between the world thins

Dream Gates The hair salon on the corner advertises, "Halloween Makeup Done Here." There are spooks and scarecrows at the doors of the houses on my block. As we...


All Saints Day Fate, horror movie prayer, good medicine
Find out why we celebrate All Saints Day (or All Hallows), the holiday behind Halloween. read more »
Would you survive the night of slashing knives, locked doors, and ghoulish creatures? Take this quiz to see what your fate would be in a horror movie. read more »
Beliefnet contributor Sharon Taphorn explains how when you take care of yourself, you are better able to be in service to others. read more »
Prayer is more than a form of worship and expression; it benefits the mind, body and soul. Here are some reasons why prayer is good medicine. read more »