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Hallmark-like Christmas movie leads streaming lineup

I accidentally discovered the lure of Hallmark movies this summer during a family vacation when two of my boys — I won’t embarrass them by printing their names — became hooked. They ...

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Mystery of Christmas back as Kansas City tradition that tells true story of Christmas

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The true meaning of Christmas should never be a mystery. While the Christmas season is one time of year when culture acknowledges Christianity in the form of buildings decked with lights and ...

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Celebrate Christmas in Auburn Saturday Dec. 14

Christmas will be celebrated early in Auburn on Saturday, December 14, beginning with the annual Christmas Cookie Sale at the Auburn Community Library. From 9 a.m. to noon, you can purchase a ...

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Sean Hannity counts his blessings at Christmas and throughout the year

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Popular talk-show host Sean Hannity says he is closer to God now than he’s ever been though it does not come without struggles. “I would say I realize more than ever that ...

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City Christmas Tree delivered to Downtown Topeka; lit to start parade

Downtown Topeka Inc., Evergy Inc. came together in late November to deliver a Christmas tree for the Downtown Topeka holiday season. Dale and Julie Hrenchir and their daughters Adrianna and Kayla donated ...

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2019 Christmas wish list for local groups serving women, babies and adoptive children

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This week saw Giving Tuesday as a way to assist non-profits in their missions to serve the community. The giving wasn’t just for Tuesday. All month long, individuals are donating to their ...

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Pastor shares timely message as busy Christmas season heats up

The Christmas season, which should be one of the happiest times of the year for most people, all too often leaves them feeling exhausted and breathing a sigh of relief when the ...

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C5Alive Christmas Luncheon to celebrate with music, games

The December C5 Christmas Luncheon will be held December 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fairlawn Plaza Mall. Christmas music, games and fun will be the order of the day, with ...

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Naughty or nice? Liberty Counsel offers guide to informed shopping

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Most Christians prefer shopping at stores that support their beliefs during the Christmas season — or at least don’t ignore them. Liberty Counsel tries to make that job easier.       ...

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“The Star’ animated movie and UPtv offering December’s family-friendly choices

Finding a children’s animated movie about the birth of Christ isn’t easy. In fact, if you’re wanting it to be feature-length — that is, a 90-minute film to watch on family movie ...

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Annual Red Kettle Campaign begins

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The season of giving is has arrived, and the familiar sound of bell ringing has announced the beginning of The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign.  The Salvation Army kicked off this ...

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Local pastor seeking donations to make Christmas brighter for children of murder victims

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It would be hard to think of someone facing a more difficult time this Christmas than the children of one of the nearly 200 murder victims in Kansas City this year. A ...

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Radio Christmas music kicks off this week

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More people are exposed to the Gospel during the Christmas season than any other time of year. But you’d be surprised to know how–Christmas music on the radio. While some complain the ...

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Christmas store helps elderly to share in the giving spirit

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Residents of Pleasant Hill, Mo. and nearby towns are again organizing a free Christmas store for those living at local senior living facilities. A Christmas store will be held at Pleasant Hill ...

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Child Evangelism Fellowship offers training sessions for Christmas Party Clubs

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There is no better time to be a child than at Christmas. And there is no better gift than helping a child learn about the true meaning of the holiday. Child Evangelism ...

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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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