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My Advent Calendar: December 6

When I opened the sixth window on the Advent calendar, a very traditional Christian picture greeted me: a shepherd carrying a sheep.
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New Faith-Based Initiatives Report: 'Serving People in Need, Safeguarding Religious Freedom'

I have long supported effective partnerships between government and faith-based organizations.
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'Veggie Delite': Tomato Pickers Win Wage Increase from Subway

As the third largest fast-food chain in the world adds its name to a growing list of giants to deliver wage increases and working condition i
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My Advent Calendar: December 5

I'm on the road this morning. So I called my husband and asked him to open the fifth window on the Advent calendar. "What it is?" I asked. "Singing," he replied. "Not angels. No heavenly choir. People. People singing."
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The Green Bible

When the editors of The Green Bible asked to include an essay of
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The Gentler Gamester is the Soonest Winner

"The appeal of terrorism is waning," said Mathew Burrows, head of long-range analysis in the office of the director of national intelligence.
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My Advent Calendar: December 4

The fourth window of my Advent calendar opened to reveal a deer in the snow, a nostalgic vision of winter. A frosty Christmas card scene.
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Christmas Presence

A few years ago, as I and the rest of the audience waited patiently for a passion play to begin, a homeless man burst into the church and began running up the aisle, screaming.
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