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By Heather Adams | Religion News Service August 7

A Winston-Salem, N.C., diner will no longer dish out discounts along with dinner to praying customers.

Mary’s Gourmet Diner had been offering a 15 percent discount for customers seen offering grace before meals during the past four years.

The practice went under the radar until a Christian music ... read more
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By Mike Wade

Labor Day. When we what – celebrate the 9-5 beatings until morale improves? Here’s hoping you’re not subjected to a horrible boss, but rather a vocation that allows you to explore your passion while getting paid to do it. We tend to get job-centric because the 40 hour week has gone the way of hand cranked windows in cars. Not to men... read more
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The present
Posted August 6, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in Small Bites
If we are depressed, we are living in the past.
If we are anxious, we are living in the future.
If we are at PEACE, we are living in the present.... read more
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By Sally Quinn January 24

I keep thinking that if only I had a private plane, I would be really happy. Seriously. I can’t think of any greater luxury. You decide when you want to go. Your chauffeur pulls up to the plane on the tarmac, the stewards and pilots welcome you and carry your bags in. You settle into deep wide leather seats. You are se... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
VATICAN CITY Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis' secret recipe for happiness.
In an interview published Sunday in part in the Argentine weekly Viva, the pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one's life:

1. "Live and let live." Everyone should be guided by this principle, he said, which ha... read more
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