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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week!


HOLIDAYS

See the Valentine’s Day Cards That Changed How Americans Express Their Love

For the artistry of her designs and her success at commercializing Valentine’s Day cards in the U.S., Esther Howland became known as the “Mother of the American Valentine.” Her distinctive cards are cherished by collectors to this day….Read Full Article

From time


EMPOWERMENT

Stop What You’re Doing And Watch This Epic Girls Skateboarding Video

When director Sasha Rainbow heard “Alpha Female,” the latest single from Wild Beasts’ album Boy King, she immediately thought of India where an explosive skateboarding scene is empowering a generation of young women.…Read Full Article

From good


SPIRITUALITY

The Bible’s Clarity Should Be Evident in Our Lives

The Bible, I have learned, welcomes doubters and wrestlers. Job asks questions; God does too. Abraham argues, as well as believes. Sarah waits, but in laughter. Moses obeys, but also insists. Psalmists believe, but they rage as well. There is celebration, but also lament. Amos judges, but also blesses. Peter follows, but doubts too. Paul persecutes, but also repents. All of this is incredibly rich vocabulary for the range of feelings, relationships, experiences, questions, doubts, and hopes experienced throughout human life. The authentication of the Bible’s authority appears both in its witness to what it means to be human and in its witness to the God who made us to be so—our Creator, Redeemer, and Lord…Read Full Article

From Christianity Today


NEWS

Archaeologists Excavate 12th Cave They Say Once Housed Dead Sea Scrolls

“This exciting excavation is the closest we’ve come to discovering new Dead Sea scrolls in 60 years,” Oren Gutfeld of The Hebrew University said in a statement about the discovery. “Until now, it was accepted that Dead Sea scrolls were found only in 11 caves at Qumran, but now there is no doubt that this is the 12th cave.”…Read Full Article

From npr


SOCIAL JUSTICE

A call from ancient times

This past week, American politics and a murder in a mosque have shocked and awakened us to the need for healing and balance. At the Women’s March on Washington D.C. on Jan. 21, Jungian analyst and author of Gather the Women, Jean Shinoda Bolen, addressed tens of thousands. She is 80, and like environmental activist Joanna Macy — who is 87 — has decided that retirement must wait. They want to continue being a part of this monumental narrative of change. Is that what raised you up, too? Do you have more to do and more stories yet to tell?…Read Full Article

From Ucobserver


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Categories: Christianity, Empowerment, Holidays, news, social justice, spirituality

Author:Wood Lake Publishing

At Wood Lake Publishing we are passionate about supporting and encouraging an emerging form of Christianity, which is rooted in ancient wisdom and attentive to the movement of spirit in our day. Visit us online at woodlakebooks.com

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