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Christian Family Services: Continuing to Serve in 2020

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2020 has brought many changes to all of our lives, but one thing remains the same. Christian Family Services (CFS) exists to be the hands and feet of Jesus in service to ...

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Missouri legislators express concern about effectiveness of remote education

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Several Missouri leaders are concerned about the impact of remote education on students. The Subcommittee on Appropriations — Education shared their message to a group of Missouri K-12 education officials this week. ...

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City Union Mission kicks off Celebrate Hope campaign

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City Union Mission kicked off their annual Celebrate Hope campaign Thursday, Oct. 1. The organization hopes to raise $7 million—a significant portion of the Mission’s yearly operating budget through January 31, 2021. ...

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Apps that might be worth a download for yourself or family

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Let’s face it, new apps are being cranked out for you and your kids’ phones every day. And, of course, being a careful parent, the job is left to you to keep ...

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Trail Life USA promotes ‘healing wave’ for July 4 weekend

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Leaders of the Christian youth organization Trail Life USA are challenging Americans to help create a “healing wave” through July 4 weekend cookouts. “Jesus taught us to love one another,” CEO Mark ...

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Museum of the Bible reopens as families resume vacations

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Families planning a vacation to the nation’s capital this summer can include the popular Museum of the Bible. The museum reopened to the public on Monday after being closed because of the ...

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America’s housing market on verge of post-pandemic boom say economists

There’s more good news concerning the America’s comeback from the coronavirus shut-down. A Reuters poll reveals that the nation’s  housing market is expected to weather the pandemic and stage a solid rebound this year ...

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Ballparks of America in Branson gearing up for youth baseball season

A baseball game or visit to Branson, Mo. is a summer highlight for many families across the Midwest. As coronavirus restrictions are eased, folks with cabin fever soon may be able to ...

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How Missouri will handle taxes on stimulus checks

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Missouri residents who received a stimulus check from the federal government because of COVID-19 will not have to pay state income tax under a bill passed by the state senate. The payments ...

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Crown Financial Ministries offering free Covid-19 financial resources

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One of the biggest challenges for any family or organization during the pandemic is making wise financial decisions. Crown Financial Ministries is offering sound, biblical advice at no expense. Thats even more ...

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Coronavirus cabin fever? Learn some history from your car

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With the continuing coronavirus pandemic, students may not return to finish the current school year. Can it possibly be an ideal time to learn history? It can! But wait. The museums are ...

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Survey looks at financial impact of coronavirus pandemic

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With unemployment numbers rising because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans feel the effects of the virus hitting their wallets hard and with no clear end in sight. MoneyGeek surveyed 1,257 people across ...

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Here’s what you need to know about your stimulus package

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Americans will soon be getting relief from the U.S. government as  part the COVID-19 Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package signed into law on March 27 by President Trump. There are also additional ...

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Increase in ‘church hopping’ among trends found in State of the Church survey

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The days of joining a church and staying in it for life are long gone. New research by the Barna Group shows that practicing Christians and churched adults believe in the value ...

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7th Annual EasterFest returns to North Kansas Avenue and Garfield Park

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UPDATE: The 2020 EasterFest celebration has been postponed to a later date, yet to be determined. Stay tuned to Metro Voice for updates. EasterFest, the annual Topeka Easter Parade & Fun Fair, ...

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Football fans ready to wing it on Super Bowl Sunday, study finds

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Is a hot wing the true prize? Chicken Wings are the top food choice when it comes to the Super Bowl. According to estimates, Americans will eat approximately 1.4 billion wings during ...

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Seven questions with Phil Vischer of VeggieTales

VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer is making the biggest comeback of his legendary career, releasing 18 brand-new episodes of VeggieTales and a brand-new Bible called The Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids, which ...

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Flu cases spike 43% in Missouri

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Christmas brought the flu to many of Missouri families this week with numbers increasing dramatically. According to weekly state data, Missouri had a total of 857 lab-positive flu cases from December 8-14, ...

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The 2019 Top 10 Family-Friendly Film List

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It’s not easy finding a film the whole family can watch, but 2019 gave us several movies that fit in that unique category. Some – like The Pilgrim’s Progress – should be ...

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What do Blue Zones and successful families have in common?

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We hear often of the breakdown of families. What about the rebuilding? Recently I’ve been reading a book by Dan Buettner called The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the ...

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Is Pope set to give green light to married priests?

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Pope Francis will commence a three-week synod of Amazonian bishops at the Vatican on October 6 which will consider breaking the centuries-old tradition of only having single priests. It is among 146 ...

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Study finds shocking results about families, dinner and conversation

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A new study shows a disturbing fact about the eating and conversation habits of families. For thousands of years dinner was the traditional time when families, and often larger communities, would gather ...

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Margin KC brings Dave Ramsey’s teaching to more than 100 local churches

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Thousands of Kansas Citians are carrying their checkbooks as well as their Bibles to church this fall. It’s not to write out big tithe checks (although they likely would be welcome) but ...

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Two-thirds of churchgoers say denying self is essential to serving Christ

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What’s the most essential ingredient to making your faith fully transformational? A new poll finds a majority of churchgoers believe making sacrificial decisions to serve Christ is essential to their faith, and ...

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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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