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Mansion of Kenneth Copeland exempt from Texas property taxes

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Evangelist Kenneth Copeland does not have to pay taxes on his $7 million Texas mansion because of a loophole in the state’s tax code. Copeland’s 18,000-square-foot home, which he built in 1999 ...

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Travel expert offers predictions for 2022

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Travel expert Steve Glenn has shared his travel predictions for 2022. In his newsletter to followers, he says that over the past twenty years over 70% of his predictions have come true. ...

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Missouri State University student shares positive stories through T-shirts with a purpose

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Lennox Young, a junior business major at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., is sharing his faith through T-shirts his business designs. In the past year, he launched an inspirational and motivational ...

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Lawmakers blast Biden for bragging about economic record

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President Joe Biden has insisted on social media that his economic track record is the strongest of any president in the past half-century. “We’re ending 2021 with what one analyst described as ...

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Faith in top three New Year’s resolutions

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Faith, along with health and finances, is one of the top three topics of American New Year’s resolutions, a Lifeway Research survey found. Forty-four percent of U.S. adults say they have made ...

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Kansas, Missouri brace for major winter storm

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Kansas and Missouri are set to begin the New Year with a winter storm bringing ice and up to a foot of snow. Across the Kansas City 12-country region, the storm will ...

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Family rifts affect millions – here’s how to move toward reconciliation

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Family relationships are on many people’s minds during the holiday season as sounds and images of happy family celebrations dominate the media. Anyone whose experiences don’t live up to the holiday hype may find ...

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Economic crisis of 2021 forces economists to lower expectations for 2022

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The pandemic, mandates, record inflation, runaway government spending and supply chain problems have created a shaky U.S. economy. As a result, financial institutions and leading economists have lowered their 2022 economic outlooks. ...

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Prepare for the financial side of the holidays

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The holidays can push budgets past their limit as people do more entertaining, attend more events, dine out and participate in gift exchanges. Whether you’re gathering in person or celebrating at a ...

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“Christmas comet” expected to be visible tonight

Comet Leonard will make a close approach to Venus two days before Christmas after passing by the Earth just a few days ago. According to an Arizona State University astronomer, the comet ...

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Gift boxes let Christians experience Israel while helping small businesses

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People looking for a last-minute one-of-a-kind gift can give a taste of the Holy Land while helping Israeli businesses that are suffering because of a loss of religious tourism. Quarterly Artza subscription gift ...

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Help children avoid Christmas emotional breakdowns

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The Christmas season is an exciting time for children – perhaps a little too exciting at times. Christi Bergin, Ph.D., a developmental psychologist at the University of Missouri, shared advice for making ...

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National debt soars to nearly $300,000 for each American household

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If rising inflation were not enough, every U.S. household also owes nearly $300,000 as their share of the national debt. The current debt has reached about $28.9 trillion, a number that is ...

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How do Christian-Jewish families navigate the Christmas tree?

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Traditionally, for Christian-Jewish families – or at least in writing about them – the month of December is referred to as a “dilemma.” This time of year brings discussion about whether to celebrate Christmas, ...

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Carthage comes back form pandemic with bigger, better Christmas celebration

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With their big plans for last year’s Christmas cancelled due to COVID-19, Vision Carthage says they have reignited the community’s holiday interests for a comeback in 2021. Vision Carthage Executive Director Abi ...

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Comet Leonard visible through Christmas

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There’s still time to see the year’s brightest comet but look quick! Comet Leonard was first seen near Jupiter in early 2021 and is on its way around the sun. This ball ...

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Bones of Missouri state dinosaur discovered in southeastern part of state

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A skeleton of the Missouri state dinosaur, the Parrosaurus missouriensis, has been found in Southeast Missouri. Guy Darrough, who discovered the bones, said the skeleton of this particular type of dinosaur has ...

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Religious Christmas postage stamps still point to ‘reason for the season’

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Step up to any United States Post Office counter or log onto its official government-sponsored website, and anyone in the market for “Christmas”-themed postage stamps has three options: “A visit from St. ...

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Democrats ridiculed for bragging about 2-cent savings on gallon of gas

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Democrats in Congress are being mocked for celebrating the news that gas prices have dropped by 2 cents per gallon. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee tweeted out a graph that featured half-cent ...

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5 ways to stay balanced during the busy holiday season

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As bright and joyful as the holiday season can be, the hustle and bustle of the season can also leave people feeling overwhelmed. Remembering to slow down and find ways to maintain ...

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Terry Scott Taylor wraps his 50-year career with ‘This Beautiful Mystery’

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“This Beautiful Mystery” is the latest, and perhaps last album of Christian rock icon Terry Scott Taylor and its message of mortality is one we need to hear. In George MacDonald’s short ...

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Inflation drives up prices for Cyber Monday shoppers this year

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The prices on Cyber Monday this year may not be as low as in the past, “The Epoch Times” reports. Online prices rose 1.9 percent in October from a year earlier and ...

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Consumers expect continued inflation, according to Federal Reserve survey

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Americans expect steep inflation to continue, according to the latest Survey of Consumer Expectations recently released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The median expectation is that the inflation rate ...

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Photo albums at Thanksgiving can engage elders struggling with memory

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month comes each November when families gather together for Thanksgiving. That time together often shines a light on loved ones struggling with memory loss. Over 5 million Americans suffer from ...

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Ready to Play Defense with Your Retirement Savings?

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For most investors, including those saving for retirement, it’s no surprise that markets are subject to up-and-down fluctuations over time. And if you are investing with a long-term perspective, it’s pretty common ...

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