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Boise, Idaho, also known as the “City of Trees,” was once a major stop on the Oregon Trail. The U.S. Army established a fort in the area in 1863 to protect settlers coming from the east into Oregon and Washin ...

Category: Religion

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 ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

Many traditions in the church can seem outdated, especially when you don’t understand the history behind them.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 ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Christianity

Living in America offers certain freedoms. Although many believe that religious freedom in America is under attack, we’re very fortunate to be living in a country where we can worship in a way we choose. We’r ...

Category: Religion

Michigan has a rich heritage that features indigenous peoples, immigrants and freed slaves. Many towns had stops on the Underground Railroad to get slaves to freedom in Canada. Here are a few of the best sites to explore ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

Many Americans use their smartphones for games and leisure, never taking advantage of the apps that are available for personal growth and development. Instead of staring at Facebook (or some other social media site) for ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

Although we’ve delved through the churches of New Orleans once before, the state of Louisiana is home to many other beautiful and historical religious sites. In Louisiana’s early history, when it was under Fr ...

Category: Religion

If you’re a reader, you most likely don’t need any help finding books. It’s all too easy to find novels that will transport you through words to other places and times. But sometimes you need a nonficti ...

Category: Uncategorized

Nebraska might be most known today for its football team, but it has a lot more to offer than just corn and sports. Indigenous peoples lived in the region for centuries before the European exploration. France, Spain and ...

Category: Religion

St. Louis, Missouri is known as “The Gateway to the West.” It has centuries of history before Europeans explored the area. At one time, the city was called the Mound City because of the earthworks within its ...

Category: Religion