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I release you, my beautiful and terrible fear.” So begins the poem “I Give You Back” by Joy Harjo, the Muscogee (Creek) writer who is currently serving as the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United …

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“O Children of the Divine and Invisible Essence! Ye shall be hindered from loving Me and souls shall be perturbed as they make mention of Me. For minds cannot grasp Me nor hearts contain Me.”

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Jessika Sessoms grew up in a conservative Black evangelical family, attended Christian schools and often heard that being gay was an abomination, until she understood that she was queer while …

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In a classic essay on travel, Pico Iyer begins, “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next, to find ourselves.” I felt the truth of these words during my family’s summer roa…

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ENTERPRISE — Dan Webster sat Friday, June 25, at what is now his old desk in a classroom inside the Enterprise Seventh-day Adventist School. Student desks and chairs were moved to the side. Co…

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LA GRANDE — The La Grande Stake Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has asked that all attendees at indoor church meetings continue to wear face masks and maintain so…

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LA GRANDE — A free concert Sunday, May 23, in La Grande blends the tones of bronze handbells with piano while praising God.

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I remember as a kid how the days seemed so long. I recall in the summertime after breakfast, I would shoot baskets until the sun became too hot, and then I would ride my bike to cool off. Our …

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POCOPSON, Penn. — Thursday, May 6, is the United States’ National Day of Prayer, which is observed annually on the first Thursday in May. The United States Congress designated the day to ask p…

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In March 2020, the some 1.3 million Jehovah’s Witnesses in the United States suspended its door-to-door and face-to-face forms of public ministry and moved congregation meetings to video confe…