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Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell has been working in journalism and media for more than a decade. His writings have appeared in Deseret News, TheBlaze, Human Events, Mediaite and on, among other outlets. Hallowell has a B.A. in journalism and broadcasting from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York and an M.S. in social research from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York.

Recent posts by Billy Hallowell

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5 Powerful Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes Worth Pondering

By Billy Hallowell on 1/17/22 9:30 AM

As we honor Martin Luther King Jr. — the pastor, activist and civil rights icon who inspired millions —  it’s important to look back at his words of wisdom to glean timeless lessons that can continue to guide our personal relations and culture.

Topics: Influencers Inspiration
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5 Encouraging Morning Prayers to Begin Your Day

By Billy Hallowell on 1/11/22 5:00 AM

Morning prayer can be a pivotal and important practice that can help begin the day with positivity and a focus on God’s word. Prayer holds the power to center us and to guide us into the flow of the day. It also helps people keep an eternal perspective amid life’s chaos, reminding us of God’s power in both good and bad times.

Topics: Christianity Prayer
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17 Bible Verses About a New Beginning for the New Year

By Billy Hallowell on 12/28/21 5:15 AM

Millions of Americans commit to New Year’s resolutions each year, yet most sadly give up pretty quickly on their newfound personal promises. The goal is generally some form of transformation, whether it be a new quest for physical fitness, healthy eating or a more organized lifestyle. The best way to start a new beginning, though, is to turn to God and the Bible

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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5 Powerful Bible Verses to Prepare Your Heart for 2022 (and Beyond)

By Billy Hallowell on 12/23/21 5:00 AM

With 2021 finally coming to a close and 2022 upon us, millions of Americans are sure to begin crafting resolutions, proclamations and pledges — promises to enact change in their lives in the new year. Unfortunately, many of us fail to live out those changes. We might commit to working out, heading to the gym daily or perhaps trying more diligently to have healthy relationships.

Topics: Bible Verses
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You’ve Heard the Song — but What are the 12 Days of Christmas?

By Billy Hallowell on 12/21/21 5:45 AM

“On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…” You probably found yourself humming along to those familiar lyrics as you read them. The “12 Days of Christmas” carol is a holiday staple, one that many know but few understand.

Topics: Christianity Christmas
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Joseph & Jesus: 4 Lessons Jesus' Father Can Teach Us at Christmastime

By Billy Hallowell on 12/20/21 9:00 AM

Many of us love to tell the Christmas story each year as we remember Jesus' arrival on Earth and His resulting ministry. But one of the most fascinating parts of the story is examining the key individuals involved and the lessons they can teach us. And that includes the relationship between Joseph and Jesus.

Topics: Christmas Bible Study Bible Story
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15 Christmas Prayers to Share With Your Family

By Billy Hallowell on 12/16/21 4:00 AM

The Christmas season is an important time to spend time with family and loved ones. It’s also an essential time to focus on building up one’s faith — and keeping the true meaning of the holiday at the top of our minds. With prayer, Bible readings and other efforts to build your faith, you and your family can live in joy this holiday season.

Topics: Christmas Prayer
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5 Christmas Bible Verses and Stories to Reflect on This Season

By Billy Hallowell on 12/15/21 5:45 AM

The Christmas season is a busy one filled with a slew of activities — baking, shopping, planning, traveling and gathering. Unfortunately, it’s easy to forget the real meaning of the season amid all the hustle and bustle. It’s essential to remember what Christmas is all about: The birth of Christ the Savior who came to Earth to save mankind.

Topics: Giving Back
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The Birth of Jesus: Luke 2 Unveils the Greatest Story Ever Told

By Billy Hallowell on 12/10/21 4:00 AM

Luke 2 is one of the most celebrated portions of scripture. The chapter offers a fascinating look at the events surrounding Jesus Christ's birth — one of the most monumental events in human history.

Topics: Christmas
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5 Misconceptions and Important Facts Surrounding Jesus’ Birth

By Billy Hallowell on 12/8/21 5:00 AM

Most Americans are deeply familiar with the nativity — the traditional Christmas scene that captures the story of Jesus’ birth. It’s a display that typically shows the baby Christ surrounded by stable animals, Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds and the three wise men. 

Topics: Holidays
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The Amazing Old Testament Prophecy Surrounding Jesus' Birth

By Billy Hallowell on 12/7/21 3:15 AM

Isaiah 7 is one of the most fascinating Old Testament chapters — and it's perhaps the one (alongside Isaiah 9) that gets the most attention during the Christmas season. Why, you ask?

Topics: Christianity Christmas Bible Study
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Who Were the Shepherds? 5 Amazing Details About Their Nativity Role

By Billy Hallowell on 12/3/21 5:00 AM

One of the most compelling parts of the nativity narrative are the people whom God chose to include in the story. Not only did God bring Jesus to earth, He did so in an unexpected way (in a barn, with animals) and the first to worship Him were not anointed kings or queens, but shepherds at the manager.

Topics: Christianity Christmas
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The Origin of Christmas: Is Christmas a ‘Pagan’ Holiday?

By Billy Hallowell on 11/30/21 4:45 AM

The Christmas season is filled with joy, love, and the remembrance of Jesus’ birth. But while we know that Christ’s arrival is the true origin of Christmas, there are some important questions some might have about the real history of Christmas.

Topics: Christmas Holidays
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How to Tactfully Share the Gospel with Family this Thanksgiving

By Billy Hallowell on 11/19/21 6:00 AM

Are you looking for opportunities to share your faith this year across the Thanksgiving table? There are countless ways you can prepare to engage in sharing the gospel with non-Christians at the dinner table, taking a tactful and inspirational approach to discussing your beliefs in God, the Bible and Scripture with those near and dear to you.

Topics: Holidays Family
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Love in the Bible: 5 Verses to Help You Navigate Divided Times

By Billy Hallowell on 11/16/21 4:00 AM

It has been a truly chaotic time for America, with division raging. But as we continue to navigate these struggles, the Bible offers a consistent reminder of what truly matters: love.

Topics: Bible Verses
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15 Powerful Bible Verses About Thankfulness and Gratitude

By Billy Hallowell on 11/15/21 6:15 AM

Pause for a minute and imagine what the world would look like if we all routinely pondered the things we're thankful for. It is especially important for Christians to cultivate an attitude of gratitude and thankfulness throughout each and every day.

Topics: Bible Verses
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