Daily Word Articles

  • July 2015
    By Daily Word Staff
  • June 2015
    By Richard Smoley

    Think of forgiveness like housecleaning. When clutter builds up in your house, you throw or give away things you no longer need. Forgiveness is essentially the same process.

  • May 2015
    By Kathy Laverty-DaMoude

    I grew up in the Midwest, the child of a mother who suffered from depression. In my teen years I learned mom’s excessive sleeping was part of her illness.

  • April 2015
    By Judith Orloff, M.D.

    As a physician, I see people ill or in pain manifest fear, self-loathing, and negative self-talk. This creates stress hormones that impair the defense systems in their bodies. 

  • March 2015
    By Mark Matousek

    In my late 20s, I was your typical New York City alpha male. I never asked myself any philosophical questions. It took a fatal medical diagnosis for me to realize I did not have an inner life. 

  • February 2015
    By Kristen Moeller

    Life as I knew it blazed away the day my house burned to the ground. The devastating wildfire demolished 21 homes and killed three of my neighbors.

  • January 2015
    By Robert Brumet

    At the beginning of each year, we put great effort into making resolutions and trying to change ourselves in order to be happy.

  • December 2014
    By James Dillet Freeman

    Christmas is, first of all, the Christmas story. Christmas is the birth of Christ. The birth of Christ is the birth of humanity’s best dream and highest hope. It is the birth of God in humanity.

  • November 2014
    By Paul John Roach

    I believe we need only one thing to live in gratitude and appreciation. That one thing is our ability to allow the present moment to unfold just as it is.

  • October 2014
    By Britt Hall

    “Good morning, PP.” How I love to hear those words. “PP” is the endearing name Angela, my “prayer partner,” and I have for each other, and it makes me giggle.

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