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Bible verses about the moon
Prayer Stories

5 Bible Verses for Gazing at the Moon

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, these passages remind us of its significance in Scripture.

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A scene from the Atlantic Theatre Company's production of 'The Secret Life of Bees'
Music

How Worship Comes Alive in ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ Musical

Inspiration springs from the stage in the new show based on Sue Monk Kidd’s best-selling novel.

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6 prayers for summer fun
How to Pray

6 Simple Prayers to Increase Summer Fun

It’s a season that brings special situations—from an urge to skip church to bathing suit self-criticism. Here’s how to pray through it.

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The power of Flag Day
Inspiring Stories

Flag Day and the Power of a Symbol

When we let a symbol stand for something, we honor the better parts of our human nature.

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Miracle of Pentecost
Power of Prayer

The Miracle of Pentecost Delivers a Powerful Reminder

How we all come to understand each other through God’s language of love.

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Reading the Gospel of Mark
Stories of Faith

5 Unusual Questions Jesus Asked His Followers

How Jesus issued challenges in the Gospel of Mark.

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Memorial Day flags
Military Families

Honoring Memorial Day at a Beloved Cemetery

Cemeteries are as full of life as they are of death. Here’s why.

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Prayers for someone with cancer
How to Pray

How to Pray for Someone with Cancer

Even in an overwhelming situation, there are ways to pray and reclaim hope.

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A prayer for anxiety
Power of Prayer

A Prayer for Anxiety

Here's a poem as a prayer for letting God know how you really feel in stressful times.

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Baptism aboard a Navy Ship
Stories of Faith

How an Easter Baptism Occurred in the Most Surprising Place

On Resurrection Sunday, a Navy chaplain conducts a baptism aboard the USS Arlington in the Mediterranean Sea.

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