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Irish-Americans and Their Impact on Society

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There has been a lot of focus on women in March, but the month is also when we remember the impact that the Irish-Americans have had on American history. President Donald Trump just announced Irish American Month, saying, “Irish Americans … Continue reading

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AIDS Awareness to Combat the Myths

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In religious circles, it’s easy to want to say that AIDS won’t happen in my church, but the harsh truth is that anyone can be infected with HIV/AIDS. March 20 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in the United States. … Continue reading

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Remembering the Father of Jesus in March

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Mary, the mother of Jesus, gets about 15 days each year dedicated to some facet of her memory. In September, her birthday is celebrated. On August 22, the feast day is called “The Queenship of the Virgin Mary,” acknowledging the … Continue reading

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What Christians Can Learn From Purim

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Purim is a Jewish holiday celebrated in the Hebrew month of Adar. Generally, Purim falls in mid-March in the Gregorian calendar. This year, it falls on March 11 and 12. Jewish holidays generally begin at sundown on the night before … Continue reading

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Are You Fasting for Lent?

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The season of Lent begins on March 1, following Mardi Gras on February 28. The first day of Lent is called Ash Wednesday. Many denominations hold a service for believers as a way of beginning the season. Ministers bless each … Continue reading

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Celebrate African-American Women in February

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As we get ready to celebrate Black History Month in February, let’s take a look at some of the African-American women who made a huge difference in the history of America. 1. Harriet Tubman was a former slave who led … Continue reading

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Millennials and Christmas Holidays

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The holidays might be over, but we should discuss how millennials face the Christmas season. If you haven’t seen the “Hipster Nativity Set,” you might want to take a minute and search for it on Google. It features wise men … Continue reading

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Creating New Year’s Resolutions That Stick

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If you’re one of those people who have stopped setting New Year’s resolutions, you’re not alone. It’s demoralizing and defeating when you set high expectations for yourself on January 1, only to keep those goals for just a few days … Continue reading

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