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Dina and Jerry: learning from their darkest hour

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After Dina Russell had an abortion, her boyfriend Jerry Davenport didn’t forsake the relationship. That was unusual for a young unmarried couple involved in a crisis pregnancy. In fact, couples like them ...

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Opioid epidemic affecting foster care and adoption agencies

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An opioid epidemic is sweeping the nation and it is having a profound effect on foster kids. The National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics reports that death rates are rising among young ...

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The story of Ignatius provides guidance for completing 2021 resolutions

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Can a 15th-century Spanish nobleman named Ignatius offer lessons for succeeding at fulfilling our New Year resolutions? Making and breaking resolutions is a familiar and discouraging annual ritual for many people. Almost ...

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Justice Department suit says Walmart fueled opioid crisis

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Did Walmart help create the opioid crisis? That’s what a U.S. Justice Department suit alleges saying that the retail giant illegally dispensed controlled substances to customers. The complaint alleges Walmart pharmacists knowingly ...

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Survey: 66% of all nursing homes at risk of closing

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A new survey conducted by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has returned startling results. Nursing home providers across the U.S. state the majority are at ...

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“God, Trump and COVID-19” takes timely look at today’s critical issues

“God, Trump and COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is Affecting Christians, the World and America’s 2020 Election,” a new book by Stephen Strang, brings clarity to the world-changing events of 2020. The book ...

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Trump more like Churchill than critics want to admit

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British leader Winston Churchill, like President Donald Trump, had his critics and his foibles. It’s ironic and hypocritical that many on the left have been so desperate to criticize the President in ...

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Expert: How churches can weather the coronavirus financial storm

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The coronavirus pandemic may have a severe impact on the finances of churches, ministries and nonprofit organizations. Phil Cooke, a Christian media consultant in Los Angeles, recently shared his advice on how ...

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While elective surgeries banned, some states still prioritize abortion

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A growing number of states have banned elective surgeries in order to focus all resources on fighting the coronavirus. Some abortion providers and states, however, have determined abortion to be an essential ...

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Missouri National Guard called up, begins deployment

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Missouri’s National Guard has is being mobilized across the state. Governor Mike Parson Friday signed the executive order to begin the full call up of the Missouri National Guard to assist with ...

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Churches find creative way to serve their communities during coronavirus pandemic

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Churches across the nation are helping their neighbors by finding simple but creative ways to serve communities during the pandemic, according to Christianity Today. Ed Stetzer, the Billy Graham Chair of Church, ...

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Navy will deploy hospital ships to New York, Los Angeles

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The U.S. Navy is deploying two hospital ships on the orders of President Trump. During the remainder of the coronavirus crisis, the ships will be moored off Los Angeles and New York ...

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Evangelicals approve of Trump’s handling of coronavirus

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Nearly 70 percent of white evangelicals approve of the way President Donald Trump is handling the coronavirus outbreak, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted last weekend. By contrast, 45 percent of Americans ...

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‘Terrified’ emergency room nurse pleads with public to get serious over coronavirus

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A Kansas City nurse’s Facebook post has gone viral around the world for her scolding of those not taking the coronavirus situation seriously. The nurse, who works in an emergency room, does ...

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Runner-up Gantz tasked with forming government in Israel

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JERUSALEM, Israel – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has asked Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz to form a government. The decision throws into question Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future ...

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Missouri declares state emergency over coronavirus

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Missouri followed other states on Friday when Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency. The action came in response to two more presumptive positive cases, bringing the total to four ...

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In times of crisis, your neighborhood is the mission field

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Sometimes, emergencies and times of crisis present service and mission opportunities that might not exist in normal circumstances.  Many people tend to be more open to spiritual matters during troubling times like ...

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Prayer guide for coronavirus

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Vice President Mike Pence was criticized this week for offering a prayer during a meeting on the coronavirus. Democrats, Hollywood actors and media outlets blasted the effort as “anti-science.”  But the comments ...

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Vice President Pence reassures nation on danger of coronavirus

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Vice President Mike Pence reiterated on March 4 that the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the United States remains low while urging Americans to take extra precautions to avoid ...

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Trump Administration announces $2 billion to fight opioid abuse

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The Trump administration is awarding $2 billion in new funding to states and local governments to help fight the opioid crisis. Health and Human Services Secretary Alexander Azar says the grants come from ...

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What’s happening with my adult children?

Maybe you are a parent with teenagers or adult children that are living destructive lives.  Can you identify with this dad and mom? “Pastor Miller, thanks for coming over on short notice.  ...

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A day in the life of a border agent: drugs to diapers

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The typical border agent is overwhelmed. Faced with historic migration at the US-Mexico border, the Trump administration is moving to block the flow. It started by introducing the Remain in Mexico policy ...

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Nicole Nordeman wants Franklin Graham to deliver aid to border

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Christian singer Nicole Nordeman has publicly asked evangelist Franklin Graham to be the catalyst and light the way for critical aid needed by migrants at the southern US border. Democrats have been ...

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Dr. James Dobson visits border, blames media, Dems for crisis

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While the Trump administration continues to ask Congress for funds to deal with overcrowded migrant camps along the southern border, one Christian leader says media reports aren’t telling the whole story. Focus ...

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Rainy winter and spring is saving the Sea of Galilee

For years, the Sea of Galilee has been shrinking. Then, this past winter delivered a pleasant surprise to the biblical lake. While this ancient body of water isn’t out of danger, a ...

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