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Religion calendar, Nov. 28, 2014

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Don Follis: Your gratitude can raise happiness level

This Thanksgiving week is the one week of the year that I am most apt to think about Sonja Lyubomirsky's thoughtful book "The How of Happiness" (Penguin Press, 2008). Lyubomirsky, a psychology professor at the University of California at Riverside, has spent more than 20 years devoting her research to exploring what makes people happy.

Religion calendar, Nov. 21, 2014

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Religion calendar, Nov. 14, 2014

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One year later: The pastor

The Rev. Steven Lombardo has been the pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church for eight years. The Des Moines, Iowa, native has also served in Morris and Minneapolis. Lombardo and St. Paul's were at the forefront of Gifford's recovery from last fall's tornado. As the first anniversary of the storm appoached, staff writer Bob Asmussen sat down with Lombardo in his Gifford office:

Don Follis: What Mandela would say to newly elected officials

Watching the election results come in last Tuesday evening, I thought back to a few years ago when my wife and I boarded a boat in Cape Town, South Africa, and headed out 7 miles to tiny Robben Island. There Nelson Mandela, one of the great political leaders of the 20th century, lived for 18 of the 27 years he was kept behind bars.

Religion calendar, Nov. 7, 2014

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Religion calendar, Oct. 31, 2014

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Don Follis: God has a Bible verse with your name on it

Until a few years ago, I generally discounted the idea of naming a verse in the Bible as my favorite. I knew a lot of people had one. I just didn't. But then one of the pastors I most admire got me to embrace the concept.

Religion calendar, Oct. 24, 2014

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