By now, most social security recipients know they will receive the biggest increase in four decades. However, not everyone will receive theirs on the same date in January. Find out when to expect yours.
Don't forget to add fruit to your Thanksgiving menu. Here are nine suggested items to have available for your family and guests..
Some people limit the celebration of Thanksgiving to eating, drinking, and being merry. There is nothing wrong with doing those things as long as people also celebrate the holiday on a deeper level as a holy day.
Is Thanksgiving Day a federal holiday or a Christian holy day? Let's discuss the significance of Thanksgiving Day.
Every day should be a time to give thanks. You should express thanks to God and to others as a way of living a righteous life. Don't wait until Thanksgiving Day to thank God and the people in your life.
If you are a diabetic, you need to know certain numbers in order to manage the disease. Here are two major numbers you should know.
Nuts are healthy for you when you want to eat a snack. They are delicious and filled with disease-fighting nutrients.
People pray all kinds of prayer except one. Do you know the prayer that most people neglect to pray? Find out what it is in this brief devotional.
Veterans Day is always celebrated on November 11 no matter which day of the week it falls on. Learn more about Veterans Day.
You have probably heard the statement, "I plead the blood of Jesus." Perhaps you have used it yourself because you heard others saying it. However, the statement appears no place in the Bible. Read why it is not appropriate to "plead the blood of Jesus."
Taking care of widows is a serious matter. However, the instruction for that is so misunderstood. Learn exactly what the Bible says about taking care of widows in the church.
Headaches are common among many people. There is a logical reason for every headache.
After the death of a loved one or the loss of a job, a person might go through periods of grief. Most people do not realize that grief has a lot to do with your physical and mental health. In other words, grief causes a change in every part of your body.
God gave everyone an assignment. Hopefully, you know what your God-given assignment is and you are striving to complete it.
It is a tradition that when people get together for Thanksgiving they say what they are thankful for. This Thanksgiving some folks say they have little or nothing to be thankful for. This article will remind them of five things they should be thankful for that are not often mentioned..
In order to stay healthy, people go to see the doctor on a regular basis for checkups. The same goes for their cars to keep them operating properly. Wouldn't it be wonderful if churches were checked to determine if they are healthy?
Some people believe that can do things on their own. That is so far from the truth. No one can ever do anything without the help of God. Here are reasons to trust God with every fiber of your life.
Jesus encountered temptations as recorded in the gospels. This is a detailed study of the three temptations He experienced by the devil before He started His public ministry.
What is the difference between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven?
Some people don't know how much the Bible says about money. Read this article to find out some of the surprising things the Bible says about money.
Most people don't know that giving affects a person in positive ways spiritually, physically, and mentally. Learn what giving does for the spirit, body, and mind.
It was a terrible accident on the movie set of "Rust" in New Mexico when veteran actor Alec Baldwin used a prop gun that killed a cinematographer and wounded a producer.
The Bible says a lot of things about a lot of things, including healing. Therefore, if you need healing in any part of your body or mind, God wants you to know that He is the great healer and there are some things you can do to participate in your own healing. Please READ!
Do you know you can give without being generous, but you can't be generous without giving? Learn more about giving and generosity in this short article.
Even people in the Bible suffered from depression. Read how they won over it. If you are depressed, perhaps their examples will help you.
Many people give the wrong interpretation of William Holman Hunt's painting that he based on Revelation 3:20. Let's set the record straight concerning what it really means.
American households are spending more on some items and services during the pandemic. On the other hand, they are also spending less on some items and services. This article addresses the latter.
It is interesting that Americans are spending less on some items and services during the pandemic, and they are also spending more on other items during the pandemics. Read what some of those items are.
Did you know Columbus Day is not celebrated in every state?
The Bible is not silent about marriage. God has a lot to say about marriage. He ordained marriage, and it is a gift from God. Read more about what the Bible says about marriage.
DollarTree is about to change its prices to be more than just a dollar that customers have been accustomed to spending for items for decades.
The Church at Laodicea received the harshest words from Jesus. Do you know why?
Many people have watched "The Wizard of Oz." However, many have missed the life applications that are in the classic book, film, movie, or play. Read the review of "The Wizard of Oz" and determine if you need to "follow the yellow brick road."
There are several lessons that can be learned from the Garden of Eden. How many of them do you know?
Diabetics do not have to deny themselves when they have certain cravings. They can swap out forbidden foods for healthy choices to lower blood sugar.
It is human nature to remember your first love. There are valid reasons that you will never forget your first love even though you are happily married to someone else. Read what scientists have discovered about first loves.
Most Christians know that Jesus was betrayed and sold for thirty pieces of silver. However, not many people know the significance of that amount. Learn why it was thirty pieces of silver and not some other amount.
Birds are mentioned throughout the Bible. You miss out if you do not consider what that particular bird symbolizes. God created the birds of the air on the fifth day for a reason. All kinds of birds fill the sky, and we should pay attention to them.
The is an in-depth study of Philippians 4:5-7 when Paul said, "Be anxious for nothing."
Either people will love mushrooms or they will hate them. Then there are people in between who know nothing about mushrooms and stay clear of them. If you are in that last group, give mushrooms a try and discover why you should eat them every chance you get.
Some people search most of their lives to find joy that lasts. Unfortunately, they try to find their own joy and not "the joy of the Lord." There is a big difference. Read what it is.
No one sets out to be a spiritually dead Christian, but it happens. Learn to recognize the signs and do something about it before it is too late.
Human beings are made up of three parts: body, soul, and spirit. This article explains each part in a simplified manner so that they can be understood by all.
Some people don't like to think or talk about death, but death is in the Bible from the beginning to the end. Not only did people die in the Bible, but the word is also mentioned 124 times..
Most people go through periods of stress. It becomes a problem when it happens often and lasts a long time. However, there are proven ways to manage stress successfully. Learn what those ways are.
Everyone has a floating ax head problem, or had had one in the past, or will have one in the future. You might not have called it by that name, but ax head problems come in everybody's lives. Read this short article and be warned about ax head problems, including your own.
Humility is the act of being humble. Humility is the opposite of pride. Those who are humble will be exalted and blessed while those who are filled with pride will fall.
Many people use the word "sacrifice" inappropriately. The word has a much deeper meaning than it is given credit for. Learn what "sacrifice" really means.
You might find it strange that after the Israelites didn't return home after they were freed from slavery in Babylon. However, there are many valid reasons some decided to stay where they were.
Everyone comes to crossroads throughout their lives. That means they have to decide which way to turn. Read more about crossroads in this article.
After a long list of guest hosts, "Jeopardy!" now has not one but two new hosts.
Theology is in everything. Theology is all around us whether we call it theology or not. After reading this article, you might be convinced that theology really is everywhere and in everything,
Millions of people love watching the Summer and Winter Olympics. There are a lot of fun facts about the Games that people don't know. Learn some of them by reading this informative article.
Many people look at the Olympic Games as a form of entertainment. For the competing athletes, it is much more. Some wonder if they get paid for participating in sporting events. This article provides the answer.
Some people are good conversationalists and others love to communicate with them. There are some very bad conversationalists and people dread trying to have a decent conversation with them. Are you a good conversationalist?
I never forget when people describe or analyze me in a positive way. On my 76th birthday, I reflect on all those good things people have said about me over the years.
Many four-letter words have come to be known as derogatory. However, all four-letter words aren't bad. This article contains some commonly used good four-letter words.
Many people pray to and talk to the dead. However, that doesn't make it right. Let's set the record straight about this subject according to what the Bible says.
Most people who attend church and study the Bible on a regular basis are familiar with the expression "good and faithful servant." What are the characteristics of a "good and faithful servant"?
Even though God made you in His own image, do you ever wonder what He thinks about you?
God never changes. God is consistent, and He expects people to be consistent in all areas of their lives. Consistent people are those who can be trusted to do what they say they will do when they say they will do it.
You can enjoy life much better when you know why you were created.
As close as the disciple Peter was to Jesus, he denied Jesus at least three times and confessed, "I don't know the man." No matter how close you think you are to Jesus, have you ever denied knowing Jesus as Peter did?
When you become attached to people, you think they will be in your life forever. When people come and go out of your life, don't think it's your fault. God might have other plans for you and them.
Some people are convinced that they are typically in good health because of their faith. Can that be true?
It might not be a surprise for some that writing helps improve one's mental health. It doesn't matter what it is, people should write something every day.
It is human nature for most people to want to be great, popular, and recognized for something. The Bible defines greatness differently from what the world thinks greatness is.
No one wants to be attacked by words and deeds from people who do not like them and want to ruin their reputation. Unfortunately, it happens all the time from people's own family, co-workers, church, and inner circle.
There is power in God's words, but not in words that people claim God said.
Bethel is a well-known place in the Bible because so many important events happened there. Learn about those events and how they have spiritual significance for us today.
I have heard thousands of sermons in my lifetime. I have even preached some of them myself. I am convinced that Jesus Christ should be mentioned in every sermon. Otherwise, what is delivered is not purposeful preaching. It is just a speech with perhaps good advice.
You say you have faith, but if you are not really sure about that, here are three distinct ways to test your faith.
Surgery is not the only option for chronic back pain. In fact, it should be the last choice. Learn other options before you decide to go under the knife to rid yourself of back pain.
The Bible says something about almost everything to keep us informed about what God wants us to know in order to live a righteous life. Learn what the Bible says about grief.
If the truth is told, most of us have too much stuff that keeps us distracted and unable to focus on God and the things related to God. We should be able to say like David, "I desire one thing."
Over the last 100 years, the name Michael has held the top spot 44 times. That's more often than any other male name.
Petersburg, Virginia native launches first children's book to encourage her three young daughters and to answer questions about their complexion.
Our daily activities are centered around certain days of the week. Read about the seven days of the week and find out how they got their names.
Most Christians believe God, but do they trust God? Learn why trusting God goes beyond believing God.
Too often people lose their joy, but God wants His children to be of good cheer.
Many people pray, but they do not pray often for the harvest. Learn what it means to "pray for the harvest."
Most people think the words "male" and "man" mean the same. Author Dondré T. Whitfield explains the differences in his best-selling book.
There really are more than three ways to live a spirit-filled life. Paul gives three ways in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 that are easy to understand and do. Read what they are in this short but detailed article.
People don't get the same interpretation from reading the Bible or from hearing the same sermon. There are several reasons that they don't.
I guarantee you that if you read this book and take the advice the author provides, it will change your life immediately. I highly recommend it.
Michael B. Jordan, who was named People's Sexiest Man Alive, used to be private about his relationships, but not anymore. He is beginning to talk about his relationship with Lori, Steve Harvey's daughter.
According to Luke 15:11-24, the prodigal son left home and ended up in the pig pen in order to survive. It was only when he came to his senses that he decided to get up and return to his father.
Parents will do their babies a disservice if they name them "Chauvin" whether it is a boy or girl. Also, pet owners should think twice before ascribing the name "Chauvin" to their dog, cat, horse, or any other pet.
Darnella Frazier is getting a lot of support because of her contribution so justice could be served.
Learn which beverages you should avoid if you have acid reflux.
It is not unusual for some people to crave ice chips while others don't. So, why do people crave ice chips and eat them often?
There has been a lot of air time given to couples talking about having or not having babies on "Married at First Sight" Season 12. That has not been the case in the previous eleven seasons.
There are many ways to cook cornbread because it has come a long way. See how many ways to cook cornbread today compared to the simple way it was prepared by Southern cooks and others in the past.
Everyone who is struggling with life issues should read this book. It is filled with stories and testimonies about one woman's faith and belief in God. Her book is an assignment from God to share the miracles surrounding her life so others can be opened to God's miracles as well.
Everybody is a little assertive in some ways. However, some people would like to be more assertive. This article gives you six ways to become more assertive without much effort.
Drug stores are filled with cough medicines that may help when the cough is related to the common cold. However, cough medicine doesn't calm a cough or soothe a sore throat caused by acid reflux, but ginger does. Read about the health benefits of ginger.
Some skeptics still think it is a myth that Jesus died and God raised Him from the dead. There is enough proof that Jesus did die on the cross and God raised Him from the dead three days later.
Once you know the many health benefits of carrots, you will probably add them to your grocery list every time you shop.
It is baffling that so many people refuse to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.
In the Book of Hebrews, there are actually 14 "Let Us" statements with very deep meanings. They are explained in this article that makes for a very good Bible Study.
It is not that people aren't praying. However, they might be praying the wrong prayer for God to act on their behalf. Evaluate what you are requesting from God to see if your prayer lines up with what the Bible says.
Some people don't understand the expression "herd immunity." This article explains it in detail and lets people know why it is important.
Americans use the terms "college" and "university" interchangeably even though there are many differences between a college and a university.
The Baby J Series by Dr. Janice Yolondo Yancey includes stories about past and current events children face in the world as well as about timeless encounters even adults face.
Some people have a habit of lying and think people don't know that they are doing so. There are some telltale signs that let people know when someone is lying.
I have been an online writer for over 10 years and have written over 5,000 articles. Some of them have received thousands of views while others have not had as many. So, what are the reasons some articles get read often while others barely get read?
Unless someone points out the differences, most people don't know whether to buy cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes. So, what are the major differences?
White is the most popular color for cauliflower, but do you know that there are three other colors of the vegetable?
The Bible gives many examples of people who didn't do the right thing because they were lacking in spiritual maturity. Learn from their mistakes, and don't let what happened to them happen to you.
Cauliflower is low in calories and can be made into bites that even skeptics will love.
No matter who we are, someone is going to say something that hurts our feelings whether intentionally or unintentionally. There are ways we can deal with hurtful things that are said to us.
No matter how holy people profess to be, there are times when their faith becomes weak and they have doubts about their spirituality and other things that are going on around them. Let's discuss what to do about those doubts.
Most cooks know when to use cornstarch while cooking in the kitchen. What most cooks don't know is that cornstarch has many amazing uses outside of the kitchen. Learn how you can use cornstarch in many other ways.
You should replace certain things in your household for your personal health and safety.
Most people love pets even if they do not own one themselves. There are some surprising health benefits of being around pets whether they are as small as a goldfish or as big as a horse.
Even though the coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives, some of those changes have been good ones.
Jesus preached against traditional things when He walked the face of the earth. Those teachings are still prominent today. However, there are still traditional things that are killing the modern-day church.
After being criticized on social media for a sweater she wore on "The View," she apologized a day later and vowed never to wear it again.
If you have trouble of any kind, read Psalm 107 and see what to do for God to deliver you out of your trouble.
Larry King died on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the age of 87. However, there are many unique things people don't know about the iconic talk show host who had a career in television for 64 years.
Amanda Gorman made history for being the youngest poet laureate at a Presidential Inauguration.
I used to be a foodie, but I no longer eat red meat or processed foods. The reason I quit so abruptly might shock you.
Kamala Harris has three luxury residences, but as of January 20, 2021, she has a different address.
Everyone knows the traditional word photographers tell them to say when they are being photographed. However, very few people know why that word is used.
Most people make the mistake of thinking dieting is the best way to lose weight. However, it is the worst way, according to a weight-loss guru.
Don't make the mistake of thinking every prayer should be audible.
If you want to make more money writing for HubPages, follow these simple tips.
Most people might not know that Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris is connected to several major world religions in her personal life.
I have been teaching the Bible for over 50 years, and this is the hardest biblical principle for me to get people to understand. Many people just don't believe that God knew them before they were born and they agreed to the life they are now living.
By now, most households have an Echo Dot. Some households have more than one. Even so, some people fail to use all the features the smart speaker offers. It's time to take Alexa off unemployment and put her to work.
Some churches have services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Believe it or not, some preachers do not focus on the birth of Jesus. Of course, they don't have to do so, but they miss a golden opportunity to preach to people who might not return until Easter Sunday.
After Joseph found out Mary was expecting a child, he was visited in dreams with information about what to do about the situation.
It is not just a biblical cliché to call on the name "Jesus." Learn what happens whenever you say the name.
It is amazing that some people still have questions about the birth of Jesus even though they celebrate Christmas every year. Here are some common questions and answers surrounding Jesus' birth.
Don't rely on Christmas cards that show what happened when Jesus was born. Some cards don't match with what the Bible says.
A lot of Christmas gifts are exchanged every year. They come wrapped in various ways. However, God sent His gift to the world wrapped a special way.
"Silent Night" is one of the most popular songs during the Christmas holiday. People might not know all the words, but they sure do know the tune and the first verse. There are some interesting things about "Silent Night" that are worthy to know.
Some preachers need to go back to the drawing board and re-evaluate how they are helping their congregations at times like these.
Some people say they depend on God, but do they really depend on God when the going gets tough?
As a reminder, the theme for the first week of Advent is Hope. The theme for the second week of Advent is Peace.
Have you been around people who are innately kind? Have you been around people who are innately unkind? There are people who can be described either way.
Perhaps you have not been preparing the most effective ways during Advent. This article might provoke you to do some things in different ways during the four weeks of Advent.
Jesus is NOT the reason for the season no matter how many people use the cliché. That's my opinion, and I am sticking to it. So, don't try to convince me otherwise.
Many people sing "Joy to the World" during the holidays, but few know the origin of the song or how it came to be a popular Christmas carol.
It is a total mistake to think that being in hot water is always bad. Some things are better in hot water. You might be better as well. READ MORE!
There are about 150 titles for Jesus in the New Testament. However, this article focuses on just two of those titles: Alpha and Omega.
Whether it is good news or bad news, we tend to share it with people. Unfortunately, everyone is not on your side. Some people will undoubtedly take the information and hold it against you.
The long-awaited memoir of former President Barack Obama is the biggest publication of the year in many ways.
Many people in the Old Testament were types of Christ. That simply means they foreshadowed Jesus long before Jesus came to earth as a human. Of all the types of Christ, Joseph, the son of Jacob, foreshadowed Jesus in the most ways.
This article answers two questions: Who are Red-Letter Christians? and What Do Red-Letter Christians Believe?
After Election 2020, the United States is living out Hans Christian Andersen's folktale "The Emperor New Clothes."
Notice the title is not "Lay Down Your Isaac." The title is "Be Willing to Lay Down Your Isaac." There is a big difference.
Alex Trebek, a longtime host of "Jeopardy!" died on Sunday, November 8, 2020 after battling pancreatic cancer since March 2019.
The sisters, Martha and Mary, were different. However, there are lessons we can learn from each one of them.
Stephen was the first Christian martyr. Acts 6 and 7 tell about how he was stoned to death for speaking out about his religious beliefs.
Since the spread of COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci has become a household name. Most people know something about the nation's top infectious disease expert, but there are plenty of interesting things most people don't know about him.
That Bible has a lot to say about endurance. So, what does it say?
Don Lemon is the host of his own political show that airs weeknights on CNN. Learn other interesting things about him.
Forbearance is not a word that you hear very often because people use synonyms such as patience, self-control, restraint, and tolerance.
Joy Reid is an MSNBC national correspondent and political commentator who hosts her own show during prime time each weeknight.
Rachel Maddow is an outspoken political host. She has a successful nightly talk show on MSNBC. She is so good at her job that most people don't know that this was not initially her career goal.
Everybody has to make major decisions from time to time. It is hard for some people to do so. However, there is an easy way to make any decision.
After the resurrection of Jesus, His disciples who were fishermen went back to their old jobs. They had fished all night and caught nothing. Jesus appeared at dawn and told them where to fish to get a big catch. READ what Jesus told the fishermen.
Deborah was the only woman judge in the Bible.
In order to become an effective leader, the very first step is to become a willing servant.
The body is extremely amazing. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things people just don't know. READ to find out some fun and surprising facts about your own body.
Many people know Jezebel was an evil queen in the Bible. However, they might not know how evil she was and what evil things she did. Read to learn why Jezebel has gone done in biblical history for being so evil.
Most people know that Eve was the first woman in the Bible. However, there are a lot of other "firsts" associated with Eve.
The roles, duties, and responsibilities may not be clear to all associate ministers of a church. This article contains information that will help.
Do you ever wonder if you are where you are supposed to be spiritually? Here are seven signs that will help you answer that question.
If you have never ordered groceries from Amazon Prime, you might do so after reading this review.
Peace is more than the absence of conflict, chaos, and disharmony. READ to find out about having peace in your life.
Some people might not know that it matter whether you sleep on your right side, your left side, you stomach, your back or in some other position. There are health benefits for sleeping in the correct position.
There has been a lot of talk in the news after the recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the appointment of a new Justice of the Supreme Court. Therefore, it would be good to know some things about the position and its history.
Almost everyone has experienced rejection to some extent during his lifetime. The rejections might have ranged from not being picked to be on a team in school to something more serious. God knows about rejection, and He has a remedy for it.
If you read the Bible and believe what it says, Joel 2:25 is very good news for you. That particular scripture assures us that God will restore those things we have lost either by others or by our wrong choices.
Most people limit prosperity to only finances. However, holistic prosperity includes every area of our lives including being physically, emotionally, mentally, relationally, socially, professionally, and spiritually prosperous.
Many people say we are living in hopeless times. Some people on social media are cursing year 2020 and are wishing that it will soon be over. They are blaming the calendar for what's going on in the world. That shouldn't be!
It is human nature to focus on what we have lost instead of focusing on what we have left. Celebrity chef and television personality Rachael Ray's focus is on what she has left and not on what she lost in a fire that destroyed the New York house she and her husband had been living in for 15 years.
Psalm 137 is a lament. The psalmist wrote the short psalm of only 9 verses about God's chosen people while they were in exile in Babylon. That happened a very long time ago, but the life applications are appropriate for us today.
When you get a friend's request on Facebook, you can either accept it or decline it. So, what do you do if you don't know the person who is sending you a request?
Many people receive packages via United Parcel Service (UPS). There are some surprising and interesting things to know about this popular delivery service.
Joanne Rogers, Mr. Rogers' widow, has some choice words for President Donald Trump that are not so neighborly. She said some things her late husband, Fred Rogers, would never have said.
You will begin to think about your own life once after you learn about Mephibosheth's life.
There is always something new and exciting every season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." Season 29 has its share of new and different things. Find out about those things in this article.
After 28 seasons, Tom Bergeron will no longer be the host of "Dancing with the Stars." Not only will there be a new host of the popular dance competition show, but there will also be a new format during the coronavirus pandemic.
While the world wants people to maintain social distancing, God wants people to come closer to Him. In other words, God requires no social distancing.
Over my long life, I have asked God some profound questions. Every single time, God has given me some profound answers.
You might know what a placebo pill is. Do you know what placebo preaching is?
Reading your Bible is very important. Here are 12 reasons to read you Bible on a regular basis.
"The Golden Girls" aired on NBC for seven seasons. The series continues in syndicated reruns.
Fans of "Greenleaf," the popular series on OWN know that Bishop James Greenleaf, played by Keith David died and his funeral was on the finale on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. David wants people to stop posting obituaries of him on social media because his character died, but he is very much alive.
Matthew 16:19 says, "Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
There is such a thing as spiritual dryness and most people experience dry periods.
Psalm 131 is a very short psalm of only three verses. However, it is a powerful psalm that David tells about how he quiets his spirit. He advises others to have hope in uncertain times.
A second stimulus check is on the way to American households.
Most people will find this principle hard to believe, but God gives us receipts and we can cash them in when we need to do so. So, how does that work?
Just as there are traffic lights on the highways to keep us safe, God put His traffic lights in the Bible to keep us safe as He guides us along the way.
Philippians 4:19 is often misquoted and misinterpreted. The scripture does not say, "My God shall supply all my needs..."