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It can be hard to keep track of the many religious holidays. For Christians, Easter – the day Jesus is said to have risen from the dead – is preceded by several worship-worthy events. There’s Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Palm Sunday, which is coming up this weekend.

Although we don’t know the date of the actual event, Palm Sunday is celebrated on the Sunday before Easter. Also called Passion Sunday, it commemorates Jesus entering Jerusalem for his anointment as King.  The story goes that Jesus was welcomed into Jerusalem on that auspicious day with leaves from date palm trees – a common tree in Jerusalem, which symbolized victory. Palm leaves were laid down like a red carpet for Jesus, riding on a donkey, to pass over, and waved as fans.

That’s why it’s called Palm Sunday. And if you celebrate this day, you know that palm leaves are typically given out during Palm Sunday services. Some keep the palms, braiding them and using them as sacred decorations in their homes.  The biblical account can be found in the New Testament in Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19.

Bless you today!

***See Lifescience.com, for more information, from which the above mention was extracted.

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In the literary world, March is designated as ‘small press month.’  Now in its 13th year, it is a fantastic month to get started on your book project(s) that you have longed to write, publish, distribute, market, promote, and publicize through the publishing industry.

During this month, there is a heightened awareness surrounding the outstanding contributions of the small, independent, and self-publishers that work diligently in this industry.  We publish great works that are loaded with tremendous insights and messages to a plethora of readers that crave to read good books. In 2005, close to 80% of all published books were published by small and independent publishers.  Step out on faith and write something that uplifts, encourages, and inspires, while praising God from whom all blessings flow.

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