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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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Jazz, Religion and Civil Rights

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and although the style of music was considered rebellious when it was created, jazz was instrumental to the women’s liberation movement and to the civil rights movement in America. But religion also holds a place … Continue reading

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An Interfaith Celebration of Passover and Easter

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This year, families who have both Jewish and Christian heritage will experience an overlap of Passover and Easter. Is there a way to have an interfaith holiday without it turning into a celebration where the kids are looking for a … Continue reading

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Enjoy a Religious Poem This April

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During April, National Poetry Month, explore some poetry that you might not otherwise pick up. Most people are familiar with the poetry of the Bible, the Psalms or Song of Solomon, but there are so many other religious poets who … Continue reading

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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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