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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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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

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Peacemaking is one of the key themes in the Bible. In Matthew 5:9, Jesus tells his followers, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” In Romans 12:18, Paul writes, “If possible, so far as it … Continue reading

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Taking a Day of Rest Without Feeling Guilty

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If you’re like most people, you probably find it hard to take a day off. And when you do take a day for yourself, you might feel guilty because you have so many things on your plate. What you may … Continue reading

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Historical Churches in Oklahoma City

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Last month, Oklahoma remembered the 22nd anniversary of the Murrah bombing. On April 19, 1995, a domestic terrorist parked a truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. At about 9:02 a.m., the truck … Continue reading

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Why Honesty Day?

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Zig Ziglar said, “Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life — all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.” April 1 is a day of pranks and jokes. … Continue reading

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