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The History of Favorite Christmas Carols

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The practice of singing carols began centuries ago. People sang carols or songs of celebration and joy for all seasons. Traditionally, carols were sung at pagan celebrations, but early Christians encouraged new converts to sing songs that represented Christianity. These … Continue reading

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Dealing With Grief at the Holidays

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“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” —Washington Irving … Continue reading

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Creating a Positive Legacy for Your Family

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Although it’s not a national holiday, August is often referred to as “What will be your legacy month.” Each person will leave a legacy to his or her family, whether he or she plans to or not. Most people think … Continue reading

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Remembering All Workers

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Millions of people are expected to travel over the Labor Day weekend by plane, train, bus and car. This three-day weekend is thought to be the end of the summer season. It’s the last chance to enjoy some downtime until … Continue reading

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Parental Control Options for Television

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These days, it seems like you can see just about anything on television. It isn’t hard at all to gain access to television shows and movies heavy with language, sexual references, and violence. As a parent, this may be concerning … Continue reading

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Five Common Christmas Traditions Explained

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Christmas is a time full of different traditions that have been a part of many of our lives for as long as we can remember. Some of them are traditions within our families, while others are traditions observed by the … Continue reading

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Volunteering Opportunities for the Christmas Season

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It’s the season of giving, so many look for ways to give to those in need. Whether it’s by donating money, items, or time, there are many things you can do to bless others during the holiday season. Sure, volunteering … Continue reading

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How to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

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Many people see Christmas as the most wonderful time of the year. There are many reasons to be happy; it is a season of giving, spending time with family, and spreading cheer. However, it can be difficult to get into … Continue reading

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