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For a native-born citizen, patriotism is a natural response. It is reinforced from childhood and it is celebrated with parades, fireworks, music, bunting, and flags. Today we must renew our commitment to create an honorable and just country. That commitment will insure a happy fourth of July! ...
Litha, the summer solstice Sabbat, honors the longest day of the year. It is celebrated around June 21st. This year (2020) it is celebrated on June 20 at 5:43 p.m. Celebrating midsummer was a common practice for agricultural societies. The celebration’s focus is the power of the sun. ...
On Pentecost, Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to us. We pray Come Holy Spirit! We ponder and pray over each gift; wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, fortitude, piety, and fear of the Lord. This poem helps us remember the blessings that we have been...
This Pentecost, it’s time for us all to rediscover the true Holy Spirit, the Wild Fire of God's Love, Who doesn’t honor the limited “cages” in which we unconsciously enclose Her? Dare we pray passionately that She will uncage our imaginations and move us into the action so urgently needed....
On Memorial Day it is laudable to pray for those who served in the military and lost their lives. These women and men were called by our country into risk. Therefore, we remember them and pray for them and for their families who have borne the pain of their loss....
Cinco de Mayo – on May 5, 1862 we remember the battle of Puebla in Mexico’s war against France. Let us continue to pray that God will give a greater appreciation of human diversity while reminding us to celebrate that we are one human family....
The holiest month in the Islamic calendar is Ramadan. In 2019, Ramadan is celebrated from May 5th to June 4th. We join our Muslin brothers and sisters in prayer, we honor their fast with mindful eating and drinking, and we hold this month as holy. ...
Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd. Every year, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. This year (2020) we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is Climate Action....
Passover begins this Wednesday evening. During this time of pandemic, the celebrations may be different but the prayer of this festival time is more important than ever. We pray with our Jewish brothers and sisters for an end to the slavery and suffering of these days....
Carter G. Woodson is considered the father of black history month. He was the son of former slaves. Carter noticed and was displeased that the history textbooks ignored America’s black population. In 1926, Woodson developed Negro History Week. In 1976 this week was expanded into Black History Month. ...