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Women's March: "Saving the Soul of Our Nation"

Women’s March: “Saving the Soul of Our Nation”

A message from Dr. John Abd al-Qadr Davies: Whether inauguration day on Friday was a difficult day for you or not, you can take heart from what followed on Saturday.  The Women’s March on Washington and its companion marches in every state of the nation and around the world were held in close to 700 …continue reading…

Special Prayer Call for Inauguration Day

Special Prayer Call for Inauguration Day

I just got off the phone with Dr. John Abd al-Qadr Davies, faculty and co-founder of the Masters in Peacemaking Program here at the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism.  In the midst of his busy schedule, he has agreed to join us for a prayer call today, Inauguration Day in the US.  Abd al-Qadr …continue reading…

Whether through the Garden or the Fire...

Whether through the Garden or the Fire…

In one week, we will be inaugurating a new president in the United States.  Regardless of where you stand on politics, we cannot deny that many people are quite anxious about the changes. There are many unknowns.  It’s difficult to predict what will unfold and what we’ll be asked to navigate in the year ahead. …continue reading…

What Divine Wisdom Teaches Us through Polarity

What Divine Wisdom Teaches Us through Polarity

Happy New Year!  We hope you had a blessed holiday weekend and rang in 2017 with love, joy and hope. The new year brings with it rapid change and interesting times, where uncertainty and chaos can threaten to overwhelm us.  Many are speculating and questioning whether what we are seeing are prominent signs of the …continue reading…

Hold on tight! We're here to carry the light!

Hold on tight! We’re here to carry the light!

    Jesus said, “Speak the truth in love.” And the people said, “Yeah, but…” How do you speak the truth in love when you are responding to words that hurt?  To pictures that are so painful to see? There are many moral issues being raised in the social and political discussions in our country …continue reading…

Do you need a refill?

Do you need a refill?

It’s officially Fall – a time of change. The kids are back in school, and hopefully, you are getting established in this season’s rhythms by now. It’s hard to believe this year is almost in its fourth quarter. The season of giving is fast approaching. The holiday season, the time of work parties and family …continue reading…

Where is the mercy hiding for you?

This morning brought an opportunity to see yet another way I was compartmentalizing what I see as the presence of God in my life. I was in a blissful state of remembrance, writing statements of gratitude to Allah when an annoying message popped up on my phone. Let’s just say, my response was not the …continue reading…

Loving through the Fear

Loving through the Fear

Have you ever felt like someone you care about was making mistakes that could cause them harm? These situations can bring up a lot of fear. And that fear can turn the situation ugly despite your positive intentions. The other person might think you’re judging, controlling or criticizing. They may not be able to hear …continue reading…

2015 in Review – Gratitude for Community, Service & Grace

As we enter into the final week of 2015, we’ve been reflecting on some of the events and accomplishments of this year, and we are filled with gratitude! Gratitude to The One deserving of all praise, and to you for your love and support. Here are a few of the things we have to be …continue reading…

Are you looking for ways to destress this holiday season?

Well, it’s here. Whether you celebrate the holiday season or not, you can feel it. In winter time when the days appear shorter, the cold sets in and the weather can be dicey – now you get to think about travel, having the kids home from school, obligatory time with extended family, pouring out cash …continue reading…