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"Our children need the sense of specialness that comes from participating in a known and loved ritual. They need the mastery of self-discipline that comes from order. They need the self-awareness that comes from a knowle ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition." Mart ...

Category: Health and Wellness

Recently, the Vatican issued guidelines about cremation and scattering ashes. If you only saw the following headlines, you might be confused: Vatican Issues New Cremation Guidelines for 'Faithfully Departed' Final re ...

Category: Funerals Online Ordination Christianity

The practice of singing carols began centuries ago. People sang carols or songs of celebration and joy for all seasons. Traditionally, carols were sung at pagan celebrations, but early Christians encouraged new converts ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

On September 19 in Japan, the elderly will be celebrated and honored on what is actually a public holiday called "Respect for the Aged Day." Those individuals who reach the age of 100 receive a commemorative cup from the ...

Category: Equal Rights Online Ordination

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakabl ...

Category: Funerals Health and Wellness Holidays and Observances

Managing money can be a challenge for some people. It can be difficult to figure out how to cover all of your expenses, especially if you are living paycheck to paycheck. This may make it tempting to get a credit card or ...

Category: Social Justice Christianity

Jerusalem is often considered one of the holiest cities, not only by Christians and Jews, but those of the Islamic faith as well. During one period in history, the city was thought to be the center of the world. Jews oft ...

Category: Religion

Although it's not a national holiday, August is often referred to as "What will be your legacy month." Each person will leave a legacy to his or her family, whether he or she plans to or not. Most people think about a ...

Category: Ceremonies Holidays and Observances

Parenting a teenager can be a challenge. Almost all teenagers are dealing with raging hormones, and that can make them difficult to be with. Even the most well-behaved teenager is bound to have his or her moments. It's u ...

Category: Morality