I’m a big fan of anyone who uses their star power for good. Recently, I highlighted celebrities like Justin Bieber and others who help promote good causes. I just heard about this and wanted to share.
Recent BMI “Songwriter of the Year” winner TobyMac lead “Team TobyMac” in the Country Music Half Marathon last week in Nashville, TN, part of the larger Powered by Hope half marathon team. Team TobyMac brought in more than $100,000 to help support the education provided at New Hope Academy in Franklin, TN. Powered by Hope team members were on a mission to turn racial division, class segregation and spiritual poverty into community, possibility and vision.
Kudos to TobyMac! Now that’s some good news. Here’s a man living out the lyrics of his songs.
A Quote to Live By "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." Henry David Thoreau
Whatever you were put on this earth to do, do it today. Don't delay. Don't look back. Run like crazy towards your passion and watch God lay the adventure out before you.
People Who Do Good: A Cake that Makes a Difference Our "People Who Do Good" series has been a blast and I've enjoyed highlighting the stories and lives of everyday heroes. This one comes to us from writer Rebecca Brittingham who traveled to Florida to find a cake-maker with a heart for the less fortunate.
When most people hear the word art, they
The Problem with Pain I’ve heard people say, “How do I get over something if it still hurts?” And yes, forgiveness is key, whether it’s aimed towards yourself or someone else. However, it’s not really the main issue. What people really want to know is, “How do I deal with the pain?”
The problem with pain
Oprah and Marianne Williamson on Super Soul Sunday Photo Credit: OWN / George Burns
We have a number of bloggers and writers here who have been inspired by the writings of Marianne Williamson. Her debut book, A Return to Love, reflected A Course in Miracles for a new generation. She first gained notoriety by an appearance on the Oprah show, and
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About the author: Jennifer E. Jones is Beliefnet's Inspiration Editor. She's an ordinary lady who loves to see others happy and whole. When she's not writing inspiring features on Beliefnet, she enjoys running, yoga, music and cooking.