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Historic Churches From the Oldest City in the United States

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St. Augustine, Florida, holds the claim to the “oldest continuously occupied settlement of European origin” in the mainland United States. It was founded in 1565 by a Spanish conquistador. The Spanish ruled the community and the state for many years, … Continue reading

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A Primer on Religion in Charlottesville

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The eyes of America have been on Charlottesville. Cville, as it is colloquially known, is home to Monticello, the estate of Thomas Jefferson. Monticello is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that should be on everyone’s bucket list. But there’s more … Continue reading

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Remembering Women’s Equality

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The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution reads as follows: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress … Continue reading

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The Historic Churches of El Paso

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The city of El Paso is memorialized in a song by Marty Robbins in 1959, but there’s a lot to this community in southwest Texas along the border of Mexico. It’s considered one of the safest large cities in America … 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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Why Is It Called Saint Elmo’s Fire?

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Not many people experience the phenomenon known as Saint Elmo’s fire. It’s a kind of a plasma that creates a faint glow, most commonly during a thunderstorm. The electricity in the air discharges near the ends of sharp objects, like … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom at Its Roots

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When you think about Rhode Island, what comes to mind? It’s the smallest state, but it doesn’t have much to its name. The official nickname is “The Ocean State,” because 14 percent of its total area is water. Although Rhode … Continue reading

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Some Great Films for Women’s History Month

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March is all about women’s history. If you’re looking for a movie to watch one evening, here’s a list of some great flicks about women making a difference. Some of these movies are funny, while others are more poignant, but they’ll all empower you as you remember the stories of these real and fictional women. Continue reading

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