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Love between mother and daughter
How to Pray

How Big Things Put Little Things in Perspective

The love of a mother and a daughter gives the day its proper prayer focus.

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Stuck in an elevator
Power of Prayer

The Important Role That Fear Plays in Faith

Scary situations offer a chance to build on your trust in God.

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Favorite hymn
Prayer Stories

What Is the Most Beloved Hymn?

Hymn Society members cast their votes for the greatest hymn of all time. Here’s the result.

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Church and happiness
Health and Wellness

7 Ways Church Can Make You Happier

What is it about regular church attendance that is so crucial to one’s well-being?

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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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