Christmas is a lot of fun.
Remember the magic you used to see in Christmas as a child? If you’re like most grown-ups, you see the magic less and less with each passing year. Santa is no longer the symbol of jovial love and warmth you used to see him as, and some years you find it hard to even see the wonder behind the birth of the baby Jesus.
Famous author and inspirational figure C.S. Lewis was, at one point in his life, a secret government agent.
It’s almost Christmas, and you may find yourself standing in line, trying to grab that last gift or two.
Mary, mother of Jesus, is the subject of many Christian worship services this holiday season, as congregations prepare to celebrate Christmas. She can also be found on most newsstands, after being named the world's most powerful woman by National Geographic.
I’ll never forget the night I lost my dad. It was a couple weeks before Christmas—the tree was decorated, the lights were draped over kitchen cupboards, and a stocking hung by his bed.
There may be times when others inflict so much hurt on you or your family that you simply can't find it in your heart to forgive them. What if these people hurt you on purpose? Your soul fills with a sadness that turns to anger. You may nurse a grudge or even spend time plotting ways to get even. You see the act of forgiveness as somehow letting the other person off the hook.
There is more to preserving your family’s history than tossing it into a cardboard box and handing it down to the next generation. Without context and “curation” — the careful gathering, sifting, selection and preservation that takes place in any worthwhile collection — your family’s history can be lost to confusion or apathy as easily as it can succumb to dust or mold.
This week, I saw a report on what Jesus really looked like. Forensic scientists have worked with archaeologists to try to get a better idea of what he really looked like, compared to the most famous portraits we have today.
Tomorrow is the last day of school for the year for most. I wonder who is more excited - the students or the teachers? I have an idea. Eight more days and Christmas is here. Can't wait.
God had given to man his word so man can know how to please God. Some find that a difficult thing to comprehend, but there is a Supreme Being, God, who created everything, including man.
Most worship services led by Pastor Don Geller border on chaos. During a recent baptism, formal prayers competed with an impromptu performance of “Jingle Bells” by two little girls and intermittent shouts from a 12-year-old boy for parishioners’ attention.
A Sikh Army captain reported to work this week without a clean shave, thanks to a recently granted, although temporary, religious accommodation.
The 2008 recession pushed former restaurant cook Rusty Boehles out of the workforce. Since then, various opportunities cropped up as the economy recovered, but the pay was low relative to what he used to earn, or the hours were sparse. In his mid-30s, he currently works odd jobs and lives with a friend to get by.
Christmas is a holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Environmental Protection Agency wants to put faith communities — and their canned-food drives, potlucks and volunteer teams — to work to save the environment.