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International Forgiveness Day

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Alexander Pope said, “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Merriam-Webster defines forgiveness as “to cease to feel resentment against (an offender).” Most of today’s world religions have some kind of teaching on forgiveness, which provides a tradition and practice … Continue reading

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American Patriots Who Fought for Freedom and Religion

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As the Fourth of July approaches, let’s take some time to remember some of the famous (and not-so-famous) men and women who were part of America’s fight for freedom from England. The men who signed the Declaration of Independence faced … Continue reading

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Planning for a Father’s Day Without a Father

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Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Grandparent’s Day are all very nice holidays when you have a typical family, but what happens when a parent or grandparent has been abusive or passed away? Dealing with these holidays can be very difficult. … Continue reading

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Deepen Your Understanding of Ramadan

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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, but it’s also observed as a month of fasting in remembrance of the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. All adult Muslims are obliged to fast, except those who are … Continue reading

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Why Do So Many Brides Marry in June?

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There are many theories about why June is a popular month for weddings. In the popular 1954 musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” the women sing “June Bride”: “Oh, they say when you marry in June you’re a bride all … Continue reading

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Is Pentecost Relevant Today?

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After Easter, one of the most celebrated dates in the Christian church is that of Pentecost. This year, it falls on June 4, seven weeks after Easter. Pentecost is considered the day that the church was born. Biblically, it was … Continue reading

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Why Is June LGBT Pride Month?

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The first of June marks LGBT Pride Month. The reasons that Pride Month is so important to the LGBT community are many. The fight to earn civil rights has been hard and those who worked so diligently deserve to be … Continue reading

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Songs for Your Memorial Day

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Memorial Day marks the summer season, but the holiday has roots much deeper than just fashion rules and beach parties. If you can’t get out to a parade honoring the fallen soldiers who gave their life for America, maybe you … Continue reading

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