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Multi-generational homes are back. Here’s why

The housing market is not keeping up with the supply needed to meet demand, and as a result prices are skyrocketing, in part because of record high lumber prices that have driven ...

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In the shadow of Chernobyl, rebuilding homes and hope

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“Hey Jeff climb in,” Andrey said. “We are driving about two hours today to a village near Chernobyl to see Marina and her kids.” I always enjoy spending time with Andrey because ...

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Discovery Plus is one of the best streaming options for families

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America’s newest streaming service Discovery+ (or Plus) has hardly any movies and just a few scripted series. That’s not a bad things as it’s now one of the best options for families. ...

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People moving from Kansas while Missouri remains steady

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More people are moving out of Kansas than all but five other states, while roughly equal numbers of people are moving to or from Missouri. United Van Lines released its Annual National Migration ...

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Rick Warren on Covid lessons for churches

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The COVID pandemic has exposed a flaw in many U.S. churches, Pastor Rick Warren says. “Most churches only have one purpose — worship,” Warren told “Relevant” magazine. “And if you take worship ...

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Half of households with children concerned about food security for the next month

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The new year would be a good time for churches and individuals to step up to help feed the hungry. Less than half of households with kids in the United State are ...

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Christian leader cautions viewers about gay-themed Hallmark movies

Several new Hallmark and other Christmas movies celebrate LGBT relationships, according to Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Hallmark’s movie “The Christmas House” and Hulu’s “Happiest Season” present challenges for Christian ...

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Creative ways to make generous giving a family activity

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Despite the many challenges of 2020, Americans are pausing this week to give things. The period of Thanksgiving through the new year traditionally sees the highest giving levels among individuals of all ...

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Ministries overcome COVID to serve adoption, foster kids and women

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As COVID spread this year, adoption, foster care and pro-life counseling ministries met the crisis with faith and changes to their day-to-day operations. “The pandemic has definitely made a challenging work even ...

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City Union Mission needs donations to stock Christmas Store for needy families

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City Union Mission is preparing to open its annual Christmas Store where the homeless and other at-risk populations can “shop” for gifts at no cost. The Mission anticipates 250 families will use ...

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Show-Me Christian Youth Home is that place

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Show-Me…There is a Place… In a single, unexpected instance a family can be thrown into a crisis: a car crash that kills both parents, an 80-year old grandma raising her grandchildren suffers ...

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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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