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Fireworks, Freedom, and Faith

The Fourth of July is about more than fireworks. It’s about celebrating the freedom to choose how you want to believe.

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What Ramadan Taught Me About Spiritual Purification

Learning about the Islamic month of fasting and prayer inspired me to evaluate my own spiritual health.

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Getting the Low-down on Fatherhood

A few of the world’s grandpas share their life experiences and understanding of what it means to be a dad.

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The 411 on Shavuot

Shavuot commemorates the revelation of the Torah on Mt. Sinai to the Jewish people and occurs on the 50th day after the 49 days of counting the Omer.

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The History of Vaisakhi from a Sikh’s Perspective

In India, Vaisakhi is a month where the year’s crops are harvested. Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi for another reason; on this day, a new crop of mankind was created— “The Khalsa.”

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The Story of Easter is Personal

The story of Easter is the story of hope for those touched by the finality of death. For believers of the Christian faith, Easter promises everlasting life through Jesus.

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3 Ways to Celebrate Buddha’s Birthday No Matter Your Faith

Celebrating Buddha’s birthday is something we all need, no matter our religion.

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A Holi Holiday: Clearing the past, coloring the present

Looking for ways to overcome past burdens? Holi is a Hindu holiday that starts with a bonfire symbolizing the burning of the bad and the victory of good. The next day, people drench each other in color to celebrate spring, harmony and fresh starts.

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Love Requires Faith

Cultivating relationships requires faith in the value of connection, faith in the power of the process, and faith in constant sources.

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Tu BiSh’vat—A Jewish Holiday for Us All

Today, Jews celebrate Tu BiSh’vat, also called Jewish Arbor Day or New Year of the Trees. Here are some lessons we can all learn on this holiday.

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Living the Dream

While we still have a very long way to go, I saw a little piece of Dr. King’s dream come true that day. In the children’s room of a public library in Texas, white families and black families metaphorically joined hands as sisters and brothers.

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5 Uncommon Gifts to Give This Christmas

You’ve made your list and checked it twice, but there’s still time to give five more important gifts to those you love.

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Surprising Meanings Behind Christmas Symbols

The stories behind some Christmas symbols are easy to guess, but others could surprise you. Learn why we celebrate with oranges in our stockings, boughs of holly, tinsel, wreaths, and poinsettias.

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Dealing with Loss During the Holidays

The holidays don’t feel very merry sometimes after the death of a loved one. Going into my third Christmas after my mother’s passing from cancer, I’ve learned a few principles that don’t take the pain away, but do help me move toward healing.

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5 Ways to Share Your Faith This Holiday Season

Sharing your faith with your friends, neighbors and even family can sometimes feel clumsy and awkward. Here are five ways to share your faith more easily this holiday season.

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What are you grateful for?

We all have much to be grateful for. #GiveThanks

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3 Hidden Symbols of the Pumpkin

From interpreting dreams to nourishing your soul, your pumpkin roll means a lot more than just a decadent dessert!

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What You Need to Know About Vaisakhi

Today, millions of people around the globe are celebrating Vaisakhi. Here’s what you need to know about the Sikh holiday.

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A non-Jewish Guide to Purim

Many people are familiar with the story of Esther and her incredible faith, but did you realize that there is an entire Jewish holiday dedicated to honoring and celebrating her story?

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10 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Holiday Movies

The holidays are a perfect time for staying in and watching a classic holiday movie. We can learn a lot about faith, family and love from our favorite holiday movies.

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Holidays Are about People, Not Things

What we crave most is connection, not things. Here are five tips for keeping the holidays focused on what truly matters.

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Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful Music Video – Faith Counts

BYU Vocal Point and BYU Noteworthy have teamed up for a powerful music video of the Christmas song “Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful”. Watch the video today and invite the Christmas spirit into your home.

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Hanukkah Handbook for Beginners

Eight quick lessons about the eight festive nights of Hanukkah.

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50 Reasons to be Thankful for Faith

We asked you to complete the sentence, “I’m grateful for my faith because…” Here are 50 of the more than 240 responses.

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Gratitude in the Hardest of Times

After my brother’s death, I felt I was in the darkest of times. But gratitude helped me to see how God was extending small and significant blessings.

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5 Ways to Share Your Faith this Holiday Season

Sharing your faith with your friends, neighbors and even family can sometimes feel clumsy and awkward. Here are five ways to share your faith more easily this holiday season.

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Faith in Freedom

U.S. presidents and leaders sound off on freedom and faith.

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How 50 incredible moms strengthened their families

Last week we asked how your mom has helped strengthen your faith. Here is what you had to say…

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Celebrating Passover: What You Need to Know About the Passover Seder

Though the seder ritual varies by both geography and time period, themes of freedom, gratitude and faith permeate.

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St. Patrick: Who Was the Man That Inspired the Holiday?

Who was the man—the Saint—that inspired St. Patrick’s Day?

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Faith’s Light in the Darkness: Ash Wednesday

What exactly is Ash Wednesday and why is it significant to Christians around the world? Here are three things you need to know.

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U.S. Presidents: In Good Faith

Take a look back at some of the wise words of faith from our U.S. presidents.

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Faith in Film: Holiday Edition

Pass the popcorn balls: we count down our favorite quotes from holiday classics.

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Freedom Isn’t Free

Thank you to those who leave their homes to protect...
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