Christian Symbolism Behind Why Easter is Celebrated in the Spring

Have you ever wondered why the Church holds important holidays on the specific days that they do? Take Easter for example. Is it just an arbitrary day that a council agreed upon, or is there a deeper, more important meaning hidden behind a date? Many of the reasons Easter is celebrated in the spring are symbolic, but history also plays a part. Historical Significance behind Easter The day Easter falls on is based on the lunar calendar. It's on the first Sunday … [Read more...]

How to Handle Conflicts in Romantic Relationships

If you think you can have a love relationship with conflict, think again. The real key to lasting relationships is the ability to deal with disagreements and conflicts. That's because no matter who you are, nor how much you are in love, in time there will be disagreements. The key is to not allow trivial disagreements and minor conflicts to escalate into something that results in hurt feelings or serious anger. How do you do prevent disagreements getting out of … [Read more...]

Seven Reasons to Get Your Taxes Done Early

For people who dread tax time, it's tempting to put off dealing with tax preparation until the last possible minute. Why rush? Believe it or not, there are actually several good reasons to get your taxes done early. 1. Thwart Identity Theft It only takes a Social Security number. With that, a criminal can steal your identity, file a return in your name and steal your refund. While this issue underscores the importance of safeguarding your Social Security number, … [Read more...]

Rainbow of Spirituality: Choosing Healing Colors

Choice of color is something that affects us all in our day-to-day lives without us often even realizing. For example, the color of your favorite sweater, the color schemes in your home or the color of your new car. We instinctively make these choices, and in fact color plays an important part in not only our daily lives, but also in our spiritual lives. Our mood and spiritual health can deeply affect our choices, such as picking out a black shirt to wear on a day … [Read more...]

Beyond Phishing – Vishing and Smishing

You are probably already familiar with phishing, which leverages the trust people have in email to trick them into visiting fake websites and providing confidential information. If you have ever received a legitimate-looking email purporting to be from your bank, you may have been the target of a phishing attack. The sophistication of those fake emails can be quite impressive, and every year untold numbers of victims click on the embedded links and find their computers … [Read more...]