Since the 1800s, people have used Advent calendars to count down to Christmas. German Lutherans were amongst the first to start this tradition. They would count down the days using chalk marks or lighting candles. The first Advent calendar to be produced was by Gerhard Lang in the early 1900’s.  A German newspaper helped popularize […]

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What brings guests to your business may not be enough to keep them coming back. The key to growth as a business, church, or a youth ministry is getting first-time guests to come back, so how can this be done? Jason Young and Jonathan Malm know this struggle first-hand. Young is director of guest experience […]

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San Diego welcomed former Chargers star LaDainian “LT” Tomlinson back to his city on Monday, August 27th, to honor him with a special event: LT’S San Diego Homecoming Celebration. The homecoming is a celebration of LT’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction, his ongoing commitment to his fans, his continued philanthropic outreach as an Ambassador […]

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What would you do tomorrow if you had no fear? Would you try a different profession? Would you travel the world? How would you live your life if you knew that the promises in the Bible are for you? What if God Himself put promises there meant for you and has an amazing plan for your […]

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Whether it is a local 5K, Boston Marathon, or Iron Man Triathalon, there is something inspiring about watching athletes race against one another. Many of the athletes are trying to set world or personal records. Others are looking forward to finishing the race for the first time. Some are looking to make a certain time […]

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For most siblings, their careers take them in different directions, but for brothers TJ and John Osborne, they get to be a part of each other’s success. This American country music duo, known as The Brothers Osborne, has been honored with awards including the Country Music Association’s Vocal Duo of the Year, and the Academy […]

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Many people have become familiar with the life story of Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini after the 2014 film Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie. But while a good portion of the film captured his life, the Zamperini family is eager for the rest of the story to be told in the sequel, Unbroken: Path to Redemption.The […]

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Getting the family together for dinner is no easy task. From sports and activities to incessant emails and work demands, it can be hard for one person to slow down and eat, let alone coordinate multiple people sitting down together. But there is something powerful that happens when friends, family or teammates share a meal […]

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Fear can be paralyzing. What starts out as a simple thought can sometimes cause us not to make certain decisions. Lisa Bevere is a speaker and best-selling author. But after losing her eye to cancer and having a glass one put in at just five years old, Bevere would never have thought she would have […]

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Whether you are a student, parent of a student, teacher, or work at a school, the beginning of the school year can be difficult. Adjusting to waking up early, finding your locker, and figuring out a new schedule with activities are just some of the hurdles to overcome. Then you add in all of the […]

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