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Christmas Memories: Our nursing home adventure

This year brought many changes to our household. We have cared for my mom for about six years and, after her third fall and broken hip, we finally realized she needed more ...

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Video shows moment terrorists attack Methodist church

  After terrorists attacked a Methodist church, Pakistani Christian mourners today are burying their dead only days before they should be celebrating Christ’s birth. Dramatic video shows how terrorists launching their attack. ...

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Here’s how tax cuts will really affect you

As Congress works towards passing the most massive tax cuts since Reagan, there’s a lot of fake information floating around on Facebook about how it will affect the average individual, family and ...

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Ernie Haase and Signature Sound’s new tour inspired by Broadway

Fans of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound have an opportunity to see them in concert like they’ve never seen before. The group will perform with J. Mark McVey in “Inspiration of Broadway” ...

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A small town Christmas

My mother grew up in a very small town, so small that her graduating class was less than ten! However, what that town lacked in population, it made up for in spirit, ...

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Don’t break the bank when celebrating Christmas

Christmas changed – a lot – when my husband and I had children. The first few years, we wanted to make sure our daughter (now almost 8) had the very best of ...

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Reformed theologian, pastor R.C. Sproul dies

Robert Charles “R.C.” Sproul, the Reformed theologian, pastor, teacher, and lecturer who founded and chaired Ligonier Ministries and authored close to 100 books, including The Holiness of God, died Thursday. He was 78. Sproul ...

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Miss Iraq flees homeland over photo with Israeli

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Death threats are being leveled the Miss Universe contestant from Iraq, Sarah Idan, after an Instagram post went viral. The selfie showed her with her friend Miss Israel with a heartfelt wish ...

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Surprise! Congress agrees with Trump on Jerusalem move

Below is a list of statements from members of Congress following the administration’s Dec. 6 announcement that the United States will now officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: U.S. Senate: ...

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Editorial—Jerusalem: The Capital of Israel

On Dec. 6, the United States officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. As part of this historic announcement, President Trump initiated the process of relocating the U.S. embassy there. For ...

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Cake baker fights for religious rights at Supreme Court

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Below is a summary of the recent oral argument in the Supreme Court involving Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. Justices Engage the Wedding Wars The Masterpiece Cakeshop case was billed as one of the ...

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Give the Gift of Time: Priceless

Create family memories with your time. by Anita Widaman |   Whether your kids are married, home from college, or home from elementary school, Christmas is the perfect holiday to spend extra ...

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Jerusalem residents speak out on Trump capital announcement

Jerusalemite opinions about President Donald Trump’s landmark policy changes on their city run the gamut, reflecting the diversity of the Israeli capital itself. In an effort to take the pulse of the ...

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Is Hanukkah the Jewish Christmas?

I grew up a nice Jewish boy in Brooklyn, New York. When late December arrived it brought some interesting challenges. Why? My family owned a toy store! I knew little about Christmas, ...

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes Earns Four-Star Charity Rating

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Just 1 Percent of Organizations Rated by Charity Navigator Have Received as Many Consecutive Four-Star Evaluations. Kansas City based Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org) has earned its 11th consecutive four-star designation from Charity ...

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Silver Dollar City named top theme park for Christmas

Through the help of friends and fans of the 1880s internationally-awarded theme park, Silver Dollar City made its way to the very top of the list, earning the title for the nation’s ...

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Retailer “Naughty or Nice” advertising list released

Which stores acknowledge Christmas in their advertising? Have you grown sick and tired of national retail chains bowing to the very small anti-Christmas minority? If so, then take a good look at ...

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‘The Star’ breaks faith-based animated drought

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Something changed Nov. 17, when Sony’s Affirm Films released The Star. The film follows a donkey named Bo (voiced by Steven Yeun), a dove named Dave (Keegan-Michael Key), a sheep named Ruth ...

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Your favorite Christmas movie may have started as a book

Book factoids and new releases in time for Christmas. Tis the Season to Read… Did you realize that some of the classic Christmas movies started as books? Here are some movies you ...

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Les Miserables inspires and amazes this week

It is no secret that Broadway productions often mock Christianity, if not openly display hostility towards it. But for Les Miserables, which for many years was the most seen musical on The ...

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Dave Ramsey shares 5 rules for stocking stuffers

Stocking stuffers at Christmas are kind of like cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving. It’s there every year, but it’s usually an afterthought. It’s the opening band for the big concert. But don’t you ...

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There’s a human side to issue of terror

Former Mayor of Israeli town address diplomats on how terrorism affected them. “It’s a strange analogy perhaps, but just as we in the biblical heartland of Israel are healing children and rebuilding ...

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Free church security seminar Thursday, Dec. 7

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The Harrisonville, Missouri police department is offering free security training to churches in the area Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at the police department, Department leaders said they decided to do this ...

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Deaf refugees find home in Olathe church

Three years ago, Debbie Buchholz, senior pastor of Deaf International Community Church in Olathe, met Guman, a deaf refugee in his 30s who had a limp and cerebral palsy. “When I first ...

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Christmas leads streaming choices this month

He’s the meanest creature on the planet, but perhaps that’s to be expected. After all, his heart is “two sizes too small”–especially at Christmas!   This month we look at what’s streaming ...

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