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Must Your Engagement Ring Be a Diamond?

The old Marilyn Monroe song assures us that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” But if you are a woman who has always preferred — gasp! — the luscious colors of gemstones to the fiery brill ...

Category: Weddings

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8 Times You Should Take Off Your Wedding Ring

If you’re an engaged or married woman, especially one newly engaged or married, your heart likely leaps every time you look down and see your sparkly ring(s) on your left hand. Not only are they beautiful, but they ...

Category: Uncategorized

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Resting on the Sabbath, Part 2

Religion aside, taking a break on the Sabbath can be a good thing for your mental and physical well-being. It doesn’t really matter if you slow down on Saturday, Sunday or Tuesday, just make the practice work with ...

Category: Religion Judaism

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Do You Really Need To Rest on the Sabbath? Part 1

Deuteronomy 5:13 reads, “Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work…” In Hebrews 4:9, Paul wrote, “So th ...

Category: Religion Judaism

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7 Great Spiritual Retreats in the United States

Summer might be almost over, but it’s never too late to plan a vacation to take a spiritual retreat. Meditation and nature go together like peanut butter and jelly. You’ll experience the benefits of meditatio ...

Category: Health and Wellness Spirituality

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How Much Do Americans Know About Religion?

Pew Research recently tested Americans’ knowledge about religion. Adults were asked 32 fact-based, multiple-choice questions about religion. Some questions were quite difficult, such as “What does the U.S. Co ...

Category: Politics Religion Science

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6 Books for Summer Reading

This season may be coming to a close, but that doesn't mean you can't take a break from the fast pace of living this summer by picking up a book or two. Here are some newly published tomes that will give you a broader vi ...

Category: Equal Rights Human Rights Morality

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Green New Deal Picks Up Significant Christian Support

In the never-ending debate over climate change and what, if anything, America should do about it, the Green New Deal, a resolution sponsored by two Democrats, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Sen. Ed Markey ...

Category: Environment Science

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What Is a Soulmate?

You hear the word soulmate bandied about a lot these days. Often it comes out of the mouth of a bride who believes, or at least wants to believe, that she is marrying the love of her life with whom she’ll live happ ...

Category: Spirituality Superstitions

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10 Universal Truths by Which We All Live — Part II

Last week, in Part I of this series, we started exploring universal truths and listed five of them. This week in Part II, we talk about five additional universal truths. 6. Happiness Is a Fleeting Emotion Despite the f ...

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