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Southwest cancels 70 percent of flights over weather

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Thousands of travelers remain stranded across the country with the number of canceled Southwest flights reaching more than 2,000 on Monday alone. The Dallas-based carrier canceled more flights Monday evening bringing to ...

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Snow didn’t deter the only gift our family could give Jesus on Christmas Day

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Many years ago Anita and I had planned to take our kids to the local nursing home on Christmas Day, distribute goodies and carol the residents. The idea didn’t go over well ...

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Using art to learn how to love during Christmas

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ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO—Art and advent seem to go together like love and marriage. For millennia artist have captured the events surrounding the birth of Christ with astute detail.  From early paintings (such ...

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Kansas City will enjoy rare white Christmas this week

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With snow on the ground and Arctic temperatures sweeping south, Kansas City will enjoy a white Christmas this week. It is fairly unusual because Kansas City has only had a white Christmas ...

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New film ‘Why the Nativity’ take world by storm ahead of Christmas

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After premiering Thanksgiving, the docudrama film Why the Nativity has been viewed by more than 12 million people on YouTube alone. And its not stopping. Produced by Turning Point, the broadcast ministry ...

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Christmas tourism is up around Bethlehem but Arab Christians are leaving

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Much to the relief of tourism officials, Christians are returning to holy sites this year after the pandemic ended. While Christmas won’t be a record year like 2019, the numbers are strong ...

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Egypt’s Holy Family Trail recognizes sites where Jesus traveled

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CAIRO — Egypt is developing the Holy Family Trail, a pilgrimage of sites from Jesus’ infancy to his wandering in the desert, hoping to revive its tourist industry battered by two years ...

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Here’s the ad Hobby Lobby is running on the real meaning of Christmas

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Hobby Lobby is again promoting the real reason for Christmas. The craft retailer is running full-page newspaper ads nationwide this Christmas season declaring the true meaning of the holiday with a Bible-centric message: “O’ ...

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Tragedy leads country singer Granger Smith to renewed faith in God

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Country singer Granger Smith admits he hit rock bottom when his young son River drowned in the family swimming pool. Out of that tragedy, however, he found his way to God. “Well, ...

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List of Kansas City-area Christmas light displays

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Local families can brighten their Christmas season with a number of light displays on both sides of the state line.  Even with record bitter cold predicted for this week, there are numerous ...

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Mark Wahlberg’s faith-based “Father Stu” rereleased as PG-13

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Some viewers stayed away from Mark Wahlberg’s faith-based movie “Father Stu” earlier this year because of its strong language. The true story is back in theaters, but this time in a PG-13 ...

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Non-stop entertainment options available now through Christmas

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As the song says, it’s Christmas in Kansas City. From holiday music to light displays to ice skating, families have plenty of entertainment options between now and December 25. These are a ...

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Dear pastor, don’t cancel church on Christmas

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Dear pastor, I hope it’s not too late to make you reconsider your decision to cancel church on Christmas. I know that December is crazy busy—for you and for everyone else. I ...

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Finding faith in “The Nutcracker,” a Christmas classic

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The popularity of the ballet “The Nutcracker” skyrockets during Advent and the Christmas season because of its pageantry, dancing, and timeless classical music. But have you ever wondered what the story is ...

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Make this Christmas season one to remember with select area events

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The Christmas season is a great time to share experiences with friends and family, but more importantly a time to share the true meaning of Christmas.   “This timeless holiday show becomes ...

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Walmart giving funds drag shows for kids and other progressive agendas

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As you complete your Christmas shopping part of what you’re paying Walmart is funding radical what many consider radical agendas of the left aimed at children. The Walton family and their Walmart ...

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Dolly Parton keeps Christ in Christmas in recent television special

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Dolly Parton was not afraid to share the true meaning of Christmas on her recent television special. “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” debuted on NBC, telling a fictional story of Parton and her ...

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Christians defy mayor’s order to remove nativity scene from Eureka Springs, Ark. park

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Christians in Eureka Springs, Ark., are defying an order from the city’s mayor to remove a nativity scene from a local park. Randall Christy, executive director of the Passion Play, said this ...

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New Christmas music for 2022

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New Christmas music is hitting the “shelves,” as it were, with some beautiful renditions of traditional favorites as well as new contributions being offered for the 2022 season. Artists, including Michael W. ...

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Amy Grant launches Christmas tour after bicycle accident

Christian music icon Amy Grant is performing again nearly four months after a serious bicycling accident. She and Michael W. Smith started their Christmas tour in Memphis last weekend. In late July, ...

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2023 Area Adoption and Life Ministry Wish List

Increased costs for this year’s Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations on family budgets remain in the news. Donations to nonprofits are especially important as they have adjusted their budget and next year’s budget ...

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Five reasons for helping others on Giving Tuesday

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While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are about buying gifts for self and family, Giving Tuesday shifts the focus to giving to total strangers. World Vision shared five reasons why it is ...

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Tim Allen under fire for comment in new Santa Clauses series

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Comedian Tim Allen, who reprises his iconic role in the new streaming series, The Santa  Clauses, us under attack. Allen, who has not been shy about the state of culture and how ...

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People let you down. Show mercy and move on

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As the holidays are in full swing, many find themselves in the company of others who may be the source of a past transgression or hurt. People let other people down. Here’s ...

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When Christmas giving is smart and when it isn’t

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With the Christmas season upon us, thoughts are turning to the matter of gifts and giving. Such matters generally invoke joy in people of all ages, but not always. Sometimes we give ...

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