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Poking Fun

The Connection Between Emotional and Physical Health Health experts have found that both positive and negative emotions have an influence on our health … and that laughter really is the best medicine. Harmful or destructive emotions include fear, anger, and worry. They provoke the adrenal glands into producing adrenaline and cortisol, chemicals that are [...]

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Forgiveness of Sins

Conquering Death Easter is a time of solemn observances and triumphant celebrations for the 2.5 billion Christians around the world. Visit Patheos.com for in-depth reading about this Christian holiday, and for access to a library of information about other World Religions. Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, is on February 26th in 2020. The [...]

2019-05-11T10:18:48-04:000 Comments

Happy Bday, Jesus!

The Christmas Season The story of Jesus' birth is one of the most familiar in the world; when Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem, they sought shelter at the inn but they were turned away and Jesus was born in a nearby manger. An angel appeared to three wise men walking in the [...]

2019-05-11T10:47:18-04:000 Comments

A Loving Nature

Saint Francis of Assisi In the twelveth century, the man history would come to know as Saint Francis was born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone in Assisi, Italy. His father had just returned home from a journey to France, and he immediately rechristened his new-born son “Francesco” after the country where his business [...]

2019-05-11T09:52:01-04:000 Comments

The Gods of Hinduism

Studying Hinduism The monks at the Kauai Hindu Monastery, on the island of Kauai, publish the HimalayanAcadamy.com website for further study of the Hindu religion. They explain that, according to Hindu tradition, an omnipotent and all-encompassing power known as Brahman exists in the universe. This energy is divine in nature, eternal and unchanging, and is [...]

2019-05-11T10:47:55-04:000 Comments

Practicing Buddhism

The Core Beliefs of Buddhism The philosophy of Buddhism differs from that of theistic religions such as Christianity and Judaism. The BuddhistCenter.com is a virtual community of practicing Buddhists that unite "real world" Buddhist Centers and study groups in thirty countries around the world. They explain that the Buddha was an ordinary man [...]

2019-05-11T09:34:04-04:000 Comments

Reviving the Past

The Hebrew Language The Torah tells the stories of the Hebrew people, the prophets and their descendants that received God’s laws and traveled to the “promised land” of modern-day Israel. The Torah was written in the Hebrew language, and Hebrew was spoken by the Israelites for centuries, eventually being replaced by Aramaic when [...]

2019-05-11T12:49:40-04:000 Comments

Spirit of Love and Happiness

The Story of the Festival of Colors March 9, 2020 is the start of the Hindu “festival of colors” known as Holi. The theme of this tradition is the triumph of good over evil. The holiday is celebrated by lighting bonfires on the evening before and then gathering the next day to throw [...]

2019-05-11T10:14:11-04:000 Comments