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Branson is the perfect place to blend two Christmas family traditions

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Traditions are fantastic opportunities for families to grow together and bond with common experiences. Enjoying and creating them becomes even more meaningful when two people combine those traditions in a marriage. My ...

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Soul Train award winner Nicole Henry releases her holiday single ‘Angels We Have Heard On High’

Jazz/soul vocalist Nicole Henry will release her first-ever holiday single, Angels We Have Heard on High on Friday, November 8, 2019. Described as appropriately reverent and always uplifting, this track aims to ...

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Jail – when only a miracle will do

For nearly 10 years I served inmates in our small rural county jail as a minister, and saw over 100 of them come through our Bible studies and annual Christmas outreach.  They ...

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All Topeka pastors invited to Appreciation Luncheon

The Annual C5 Pastors Appreciation Luncheon will be held October 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Great Overland Station. The event is open to the public, and local pastor Hal Smith ...

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The Art of the Potluck: A guide for the 21st Century

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As fall gets into full swing, so does the season of the potluck. The period of October through January is becoming known as America’s newest season built around the tradition of gatherings ...

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AZ governor stands by Christian Facebook post despite calls to remove

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey refused to give in to pressure from a state secular organization this week, publicly affirming that he has no intention of removing religious messages posted to his gubernatorial ...

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Ben Carson’s prescription for a better life

Dr. Ben Carson has a prescription for a better life. Carson is the 17th secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. After a successful career in medicine and his ...

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Ozark will move cross after pressure from out-of-state group

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Ozark, Missouri is bowing to pressure from a group that regularly sues local governments and will move a cross from a public park. Under pressure from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, ...

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Netanyahu’s Christmas greeting to Christians is amazing

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In a heartfelt televised address, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his gratitude in a Christmas greeting to Christians around the world, and in the US in particular, for their strong support ...

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LIFE LESSONS FROM A LITTLE ONE – Receiving

Christmas has come and gone and it’s now when we often reflect on the season, the year, lessons learned and maybe lessons lost. It’s always been important to me that my son ...

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Parents reject doctors’ suggestion; preemie born 3 months early defies odds and is home for Christmas

By definition, when a micro-preemie survives and thrives it is a miracle. The hurdles and obstacles and potential problems are substantial. But even by that standard, Layla Daly’s arrival home in time for Christmas ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Things I didn’t get for Christmas

Christmas has come and gone and I have to say that it was a very good year. All six of my kids were at my home for Christmas, the first time that’s ...

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Troops in Germany and Iraq respond to First Family’s visit

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have landed in Germany to thank more American troops during the Christmas holiday as Air Force One makes its way back from a surprise ...

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Kansas man to actually receive two front teeth for Christmas

A Kansas man who lost his front tooth while scrambling to wrap Christmas presents last year will get his wish for two front teeth after a video of him singing a popular ...

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Christmas celebrated at Jayhawk Theatre

Members of Countryside Christian Church celebrated the season spreading cheer at the historic Jayhawk Theatre on Christmas Eve day as the church put on two musical worships Monday afternoon. Pastor Nate Bruns said ...

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NASA’s Christmas message in 1968

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In December 1968, NASA launched the first manned mission to the moon. No one, not even the astronauts aboard, was certain that they’d be able to return safely.  Their journey, the most ...

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6-time Pro Bowler surprises those who need it most with the ultimate Christmas gift

Geno Atkins of the Cincinnati Bengals hasn’t seen his team’s season go as planned, but that hasn’t stopped him from celebrating the holiday season. The six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle and his ...

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Christmas Eve busy time for churches across America

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At the nondenominational, multi-campus Faith Church in Missouri, Christmas Eve will be the culmination of a long weekend of creative celebration focused on family, Christ and saving souls. “Each service is another opportunity to ...

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Christmas comes early for urban families today

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Today 260 driver volunteers are delivering thousands of wrapped Christmas gifts to more than 540 Kansas City area families. The families previously selected the gifts at City Union Mission’s Christmas Store, part ...

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KCI’s 50 year-old design struggles with weight of holiday travelers

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Long lines abound at Kansas City’s International Airport this week as travelers battle increased traffic and a TSA security process that struggles with the airports 50-year-old design. The airport, designed in the ...

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Mary Poppins Returns stays true to innocence of the original

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Disney’s latest reboot of the beloved classic Mary Poppins, brims with positive themes that can be seen in the lives of the characters and the songs they sing. Those themes include hope, ...

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Senior complex bans ‘Merry Christmas’, decorations

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A religious liberty group says a Catholic assisted living complex in Washington state has wrongly banned residents from saying “Merry Christmas” or displaying holiday decorations out of fear it will violate a ...

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Families ride free on Topeka Metro during Christmas break

The Topeka Metro bus system in Topeka has announced their sixth annual Winter Fling/Families Ride Free campaign. Families can ride all fixed routes free of charge from Saturday, December 22, 2018, through ...

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The Other Side of Christmas

This past year my wife lost her mother and my children lost a grandmother. Christmas can be a time of loss and sorrow and thought this might be a help to all ...

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Francesca Battistelli and Andrea Bocelli team up for Christmas duet

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When Christian contemporary artist Francesca Battistelli answered a phone call asking her to perform a Christmas duet with Italian singer Andrea Bocelli, there was no hesitation in her answer: “absolutely.” “It was ...

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