A reader’s declining faith in God

Let God Love You through Others, And Let God Love Others through You – (D.M. Street, 1884~1962) A 67-year-old reader from California is conflicted about his belief in God. You see, at the age of 35 he had a religious experience and became a born again Christian. Despite his faith, he had many obstacles to overcome. In fact, thirty years later …

How About More Spirituality

Is the Sky Falling? “Do you know the expression, `the sky is falling,’ asked friend of mine, “when someone jumps into the conclusion and causing himself and everyone else to panic?” “Sure, I do, but what do you mean?” I asked Jack, my long-time friend who is now having a hard time. “I lost my peace of mind,” said Jack, …

Is It Time for Spiritual Psychology?

Lillian was hired as an office clerk. After several years of dedicated study and hard work she was promoted to middle management. A few years later, she joined another company to further advance her career. After further study and long hours in the office, she advanced as high as possible in the company. She then got a phone call from …

You don’t have to be a missionary to have a mission

In my mind, the true meaning of the word “missionary” is someone whose mission in life is to do good, someone who is determined to make the world a better place. Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1875 ~ 1965) is an example of a true missionary. His mission wasn’t to convert, but to heal, and his purpose wasn’t to teach doctrine, but …

Life is fragile — handle with prayer

Today’s article is in answer to a question sent by Amitabh (a Bengali name that means “The light that cannot be extinguished”). He writes, “I truly believe in a creator (whether we call him God or Allah, or any other name.) I serve people believing that serving them means serving God. I work as a volunteer, serving humanity, and I …

Have you given much thought to prayer, pray tell?

An act of goodness surpasses a thousand prayers (Sa’di) Have you given much thought to prayer, pray tell? Someone once said, “Prayer provides power, poise, peace, and purpose.” And American college administrator, William Arthur Ward (1921 ~ 1994), has said, “Prayer is the prelude to peace, the prologue to power, the preface to purpose, and the pathway to perfection.” If …

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness

 A reader from South Africa writes: “I’m a Christian and the whole New Age belief has made me confused. Basically, the same principles are taught in both Christianity and New Age. What I’ve done is to apply principles of New Age, because it is so similar to Christianity, and still go to church. The problem is that I feel ‘two …

When night turns into day and darkness into light

Sugimori Nobumori was hunched over the corner table, slurping a bowl of noodles. Behind him he could hear the crowd in the noodle shop excitedly discussing the sighting of a wise holy man. The sage had come to town for supplies and then returned to his home in the wilderness. Finishing his noodles, Sugimori turned to face his fellow villagers …

The strange case of ETs and the theory of evolution

One day an alien spacecraft landed in a remote region of North America. Two extraterrestrials left the craft to explore the area. Completely unlike us, everything they saw was new and unfamiliar. The following is a translation of the conversation they had when they came upon an abandoned log cabin. “Look at this structure. It has a geometric shape. Nature …

Problems? Come to God for a faith lift

Although South Africa is a beautiful country with enormous potential, some believe it is in a state of disarray. Violent crime, political corruption, and rising friction among the races are commonplace. Many white and non-African residents have emigrated to other parts of the world in search of peace, security, and opportunity. It is not the purpose of this article to …