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Psalms of Encouragement

Even though National Poetry Month has come and gone, let’s take a look at the Psalms. Most scholars consider Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon poetic books. The Psalms are some of the most lyr ...

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Celebrate Jewish-American Heritage Month Remembering These Women

Donald Trump’s 2018 Proclamation for Jewish American Heritage Month included these words: “The contributions of the Jewish people to American society are innumerable, strengthening our Nation and making it m ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Politics Religion

Seven Deadly Sins - Sloth

The adorable animal that’s called a sloth is a good example of the sin this week. It only moves about 41 yards each day. It has an extremely slow metabolic rate, which gives it the sluggish pace in the forest. A sl ...

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Salt in the New Testament

One of the most famous references to salt is from Matthew 5, when Jesus is preaching the Sermon on the Mount. The disciples are referred to as “the salt of the earth.” Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary e ...

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What Role Does Salt Play in the Old Testament?

Salt is mentioned throughout the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments. Understanding its role in ancient times can help you understand scripture. In Israel, the Dead Sea was a source of salt, which in the Old Testam ...

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Seven Deadly Sins - Greed

Greed, also known as avarice, is defined as “an inordinate or insatiable longing for material gain.” Typically, greed refers to material wealth, but it can also apply to power, status and food. How is greed ...

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When Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently condemned “thoughts and prayers” after the New Zealand tragedy. Sometimes, Christians say that to be dismissive, “I’ll pray for you, but I just don& ...

Category: Disasters Morality Politics Religion

Tips for Dealing With Anger Positively

Anger is a normal emotion. It can even be healthy, but many people see it negatively. Consider that anger rallies people. The civil rights movement was fueled by anger that motivated Americans to rebel against injustices ...

Category: Health and Wellness

Donate Life in April

National Donate Life Month was first celebrated in 2003 to focus on organ, eye and tissue donation. This year’s theme, “Life is a beautiful ride,” is inspired by bicycles and the circle of life. Tissue ...

Category: Health and Wellness Holidays and Observances Science

Seven Deadly Sins – Gluttony

Gluttony is usually associated with overeating, but it really has to do with overconsumption. In “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Augustus Gloop, the first child who has an accident, almost drowns in the ...

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