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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

Backyard bird feeding and bird watching are popular hobbies that connect you to nature. There’s something special about finding a bright red cardinal at your bird feeder or spotting a rare bird while you’re o ...

Category: Religion Christianity

Chris Rock once said, “There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.” Naturally he was joking, but there’s a bit of truth in that statement. Compliments boost morale. The ...

Category: Blessings

While human societies throughout history have marked time by the passage of the sun and the change of the seasons, modern global society has come to agree on a civil calendar by which nearly all people in the world are u ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion

February is Black History Month. Get out your streaming app and find some new tunes to listen to this month to appreciate the people who changed the music industry. Mamie Smith Mamie Smith recorded the first blues song ...

Category: Freedom Holidays and Observances Human Rights Politics

The seven virtues are the opposite of the seven deadly sins. The cardinal values are prudence, justice, temperance and courage, while the three theological virtues are faith, hope and charity. Over the next few posts, le ...

Category: Religion Spirituality ULC Topics

Every four years during the presidential election, Iowa makes headlines. Des Moines, the capital city, is the site of the first caucuses of the primary. Although Iowa isn’t one of the largest states or most populou ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

Here in the United States, we think of January 1 as New Year's Day. You might watch the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl while enjoying Hoppin' John, a traditional dish of black-eyed peas and rice. Maybe you have your own ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

It's the end of the year again, the time when many people sit down and reflect on the events of the last year. Of course, some things were good and some were bad, and you have probably drawn your own conclusion as to whe ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

During December, there's no shortage of Christmas movie lists. We all have our favorites, whether it's a classic like "Miracle on 34th Street," or a newer movie, "The Santa Clause," but these movies are typically put as ...

Category: Holidays and Observances