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America was built on a Judeo-Christian foundation. Many of the Founding Fathers were devout Christians, and their faith heavily influenced the laws they crafted. The Declaration of Independence, the document that started the United States, references God more than once. […]

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a U.S. federal holiday in honor of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Three years later, the first Martin Luther King Day was celebrated on the third Monday of January. Today, many […]

Today’s guest blogger is Rebecca Brittingham. Happy July 4th, everyone. Let freedom ring! Barbeques, fireworks, pool parties, and parades will be itching their way into most American homes. Children, parents and grandparents will proudly wear the colors red, white and […]

Ash Wednesday is February 22nd and so begins the season of Lent. I grew up a non-denominational Christian and had little experience with Lent. In fact, I remember working at a bookstore and wondering why, one particular evening, about a […]

Last week, I asked you dear readers to share with me how you met your Valentines. What an overwhelming response! Counting Facebook friends, I had at least 100 stories. Some of them almost made me cry. You’ve had romance worthy […]

So, we’ve been gabbing a lot about love lately. You are sending me love stories of how you met your Valentines. Spirit Junkie Gabrielle Bernstein shared a meditation for romance. We even got a definition of love from 1 Corinthians […]

I used to tell people that Valentine’s Day was the same as Yom Kippur to me. I didn’t think much of it, because it didn’t pertain to me. Even as of last year, I’d made peace with the quasi-holiday. I […]

Today is the Chinese New Year! Whether you celebrate it or not, I’m into any holiday that allows you to refocus and start again. So, to usher in the Year of the Dragon, here are some Chinese proverbs to give […]

To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, here are inspirational quotes from the great leader. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” “We are called to play the good Samaritan on life’s roadside… True compassion […]

Let’s be clear. The world isn’t ending on December 21, despite what you’ve read or heard. At least, I’m pretty sure it’s not. That said, what if it were? All the Mayan calendar hoopla got me thinking how differently I […]