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Pancake Day(?)

Most people may see pancakes as a delicious flat cake that we devour with some syrup, but did you know that it has some religious significance to it? Shrove Tuesday, or known as Pancake Day, uses pancakes to celebrate the last day of Carnival, Mardi Gras and preceding Lent. Pancakes are usually associated with Shrove Tuesday because it was a way for people to give up certain foods like eggs, milk, flour and sugar for Lent.

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Updated: jan. 24, 2015 11:30 p.m.

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“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me. He has sent me to preach good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to liberate the oppressed, and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 1:12 p.m. | Updated: jan. 24, 2015 11:30 p.m.

Pancake Day(?)

Most people may see pancakes as a delicious flat cake that we devour with some syrup, but did you know that it has some religious significance to it? Shrove Tuesday, or known as Pancake Day, uses pancakes to celebrate the last day of Carnival, Mardi Gras and preceding Lent. Pancakes are usually associated with Shrove Tuesday because it was a way for people to give up certain foods like eggs, milk, flour and sugar for Lent.

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 1:15 p.m. | Updated: jan. 24, 2015 11:30 p.m.

Finding direction, encouragement and advice

When you need a little encouragement who do you go to?

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 4:05 p.m. | Updated: jan. 18, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Even the elephants and ducks …

“Your love is faithful, Lord, and even the clouds in the sky can depend on you.”

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 4:02 p.m. | Updated: jan. 18, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Kwanzaa: Honoring community

It was during the peak of the civil rights movement that the cultural holiday of Kwanza was born. Unlike other similar holidays such as Hanukah and Christmas, Kwanzaa is not based upon religious association. This holiday was created to celebrate the life and the heritage of African culture seen in African and Pan African communities around the world.

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Posted: dec. 20, 2014 3:03 p.m. | Updated: dec. 20, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Just a thought: Baby Jesus' eyes

Have you ever looked into the eyes of a new born babe and wondered, “Who and what will you be when you grow up?”

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Posted: dec. 20, 2014 3:12 p.m. | Updated: dec. 20, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Celebrating the Festival of Lights

The Jewish celebration of Hanukah is often associated with the Christian holiday of Christmas, but that association has little to do with the significance of each holiday and more to do with the timing. Each is celebrated at the end of the year when the holiday season has hit full swing. But much like the story of Christmas, the story of Hanukah is a rich one.

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Posted: dec. 20, 2014 3:18 p.m. | Updated: dec. 20, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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