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Celebrate Read Across America With Religious Books

On March 2, schools across America celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading. If you need help discussing diversity and religion with your child, check out these great books that you can read together and start talk ...

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The Christian Roots of Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras, Carnival, Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday: whatever you call it, it’s one of the biggest parties of the year. Practically every culture has some kind of celebration before Lent. And while it seems as if t ...

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Do Ash Wednesday and Lent Matter in the Modern Church?

Many traditions in the church can seem outdated, especially when you don’t understand the history behind them. If you do something because it’s rote, even if it’s part of your childhood, your heart may ...

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Help Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Elon Musk said, “People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.” Musk may have been referring to empl ...

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Smart Resolutions Equal Lasting Change

It’s that time of year when everyone thinks about making New Year’s resolutions. If you’re like most Americans, you probably have lofty goals to lose weight and get fit, to learn a new language or start ...

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A History of Favorite Christmas Carols

A carol is a song (or dance) of praise and joy. Christmas carols have messages of happiness, anticipation and fun. Although many people do complain about hearing the same Christmas music over and over throughout the seas ...

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Saint Nicholas, the Model for Santa Claus

By the time you read this, it will be too late to celebrate the feast day of Saint Nicholas, but you can still remember this real figure in history. Nicholas is the patron saint of merchants, children, pawnbrokers and br ...

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5 Quotes to Help Get You in the Holiday Spirit

It doesn’t matter what holiday you celebrate this winter season, it can be difficult to find holiday cheer amid a busy life, news reports, and the political atmosphere in the United States. Instead of trying to for ...

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Taking Care of Yourself Through the Holidays

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza or Saturnalia, November marks the start of a holiday season that can be extremely busy with family, friends, parties and more. You’re not only pressured to spend ex ...

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Non-Commercial Alternatives to Black Friday

The day after Thanksgiving used to be a day when families went shopping together for great deals. Today, Black Friday is more of a chaotic, commercialized battlefield that has turned good people into crazed customers. Bl ...

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