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The Paradox of Valentine’s Day

It  is a strange holiday indeed that turns our thoughts towards love, and most often,  romantic love, but at the same time bears the name of a Catholic saint and martyr:  Saint Valentine. I can think of nothing that more clearly reflects the  often strained relationship between spirituality and sexuality in Christian faith  and practice, […]


The Spirit Diet

Are you seeking a path not only to weight loss, but a more healthy and fulfilling life?  The Spirit Diet focuses not on the bad foods that you should avoid (you already know what those are!), but on the wonderful, tasty and delicious foods that tend to improve health and well being at every level, […]


Prayers for the New Year

Prayers for the New Year 2017  


Christianity for Grown Ups

Adult Christianity “When I was a child, I thought like a child … but as an adult, I put away childish things.” The Apostle Paul. But what would an adult, mature Christianity look like today?


The Most Inspirational Prayers

My selections include all time favorite and familiar prayers like the Lord’s Prayer, the Serenity Prayer, and the Prayer of St. Francis, along with the contemporary, and very popular prayer of Jabez and the Jelly Bean Prayer. Here you will find prayers for healing, prayers for use at mealtime and bedtime. While I have no […]


Christian Weight Loss? Fact or Fantasy?

Can A Spiritual or Christian Weight Loss Program Come to the Rescue? The Christian weight loss movement is booming, but can spiritually oriented weight loss programs actually help? We survey the field, recommend the the best book on the topic, and offer our own weight loss plan. Cut to the chase: The Spirit Diet Best […]


Prayers for Children

At mealtime, bedtime, anytime …. the best way to introduce the practice of prayer to your children is the integrate prayer seamlessly into your own daily life, especially those times you spend with your children. To help get you started, we’ve selected out favorite prayers suitable for use with your children. Read more …


What Is Hinduism?

What is Hinduism? Can a religion that affirms thousands, perhaps millions, of different gods and goddesses be considered compatible with Christianity? The answer is not as obvious as it might first appear. Recommended Websites on Hinduism Books About Hinduism Ganesha: One of the Most Popular Hindu Deities Hindu Festival Calendar for 2014 and beyond.


The Absurd Cost of Death and Dying

We lost our beloved “mother,” Lela Nelson Rhodes, following a long illness, several weeks ago.  She was a very wise, loving and wonderful woman.  She was also very frugal. When she died, peacefully at home, we called our local undertakers at, Frank E. Campbell, not far away in Manhattan.  They quickly picked up Lela’s body, took […]


What Would Jesus Eat?

 Do Faith Based Weight Loss Programs Really Work? One of the benefits of recession, research shows, is a tendency for people to lose weight, believe it or not, as they cut down on eating out at restaurants or consuming calorie rich foods. That said, in times of boom or bust, it’s always good policy to […]