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Thanksgiving inflation may mean eating out is most economical

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With inflation soaring, it may be less expensive for some families to eat this year’s Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant. For a list of open restaurants, see below. Grocery inflation is rising ...

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God-sized confusion: Americans’ faith, theology has shifted

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Americans experienced seismic changes over the past two years, including, for many, how they attend church. The shift in behavior coincides with a shift in theology. The biennial State of Theology study conducted by ...

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Remaining Christians in Afghanistan persecuted by government, family members

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Christians who remain in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover last summer routinely face persecution and torture from the Taliban government. “There are still Christians in Afghanistan,” said Todd Nettleton, an author and ...

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Trump: data shows nation risks something worse than recession

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Donald Trump is pointing to data that forecasts an economic downturn much worse than a recession. The former president, whose economic policies are credited with some of the best economic numbers in ...

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Rising demand and record inflation drive crisis for food banks nationwide

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Rising inflation and increasing demand are squeezing food banks across the nation. “We own a fleet of semis,” says Mike Hoffman, inventory and logistics director at Midwest Food Bank, a Christian charity ...

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15 tips for a summer of generosity

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Summer is a great time to not only relax with the family but also to share the joy of giving. From overflowing backyard gardens to helping with VBS, there are numerous ways ...

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How the role of chaplains is changing

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The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing new attention to the work of chaplains and changing the way they minister. Before the pandemic, as an article in The New York Times put it, the place ...

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White House cancels oil and gas lease sales as prices soar

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The day after again blaming rising fuel prices on Vladimir Putin, the Biden administration is canceling major oil and gas lease sales on American territory. The move ended the sales of three ...

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Foster child says he won life’s ‘lottery’ as he graduates high school

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“Show-Me was like winning the lottery,” Tristian Wieboldt says. “Out of the hundreds of kids that apply [to Show-Me Christian Youth Home], only a few are lucky enough to be chosen. Most ...

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USDA expects food prices to increase by 5 percent this year

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With warm weather on the way, families may want to think about growing some of their own food. Prices are expected to rise by 5 percent this year. That would be the ...

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Dave Ramsey shares six tips for saving money on gas

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As American consumers struggle with the highest gasoline prices in history, financial guru Dave Ramsey knows says there are several ways to ease the pain. He shared these six gas tips on ...

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Silver Dollar City opens, expects large crowds as pandemic ends

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Silver Dollar City opened for the 2022 season Wednesday, March 16. Spring Ride Days runs through March 20 and again March 23-27 and will take advantage of warmer temperatures. Guests at the ...

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City Union Mission exceeds fundraising goal

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City Union Mission’s CELEBRATE HOPE campaign has raised $7,110,000, exceeding their goal of $6.5 million. “Our God has provided for us in such a tremendous way through our community,” stated Chief Executive ...

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Black Lives Matter puts “disrupting nuclear families” in school curriculum

The Black Lives Matter organization remains busy as it has lost all of the support it gained in 2020. Now it’s going after kindergarteners. Students across the country as young as kindergarten-age ...

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The pandemic changed death rituals and left grieving families without a sense of closure

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The unexpected death of a friend and colleague to COVID-19 in January 2021 led me to start researching how American death rituals were transforming during the pandemic. My friend was Hindu, and ...

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‘DOME Pods’ installed by City Union Mission increase homeless bed capacity

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As arctic weather arrives this weekend, City Union Mission has now received and installed customized “murphy bed”-like units called DOME pods at their Family Shelter. These murphy-like bed units will help the ...

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Economic crisis of 2021 forces economists to lower expectations for 2022

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The pandemic, mandates, record inflation, runaway government spending and supply chain problems have created a shaky U.S. economy. As a result, financial institutions and leading economists have lowered their 2022 economic outlooks. ...

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City Union Mission Christmas store serves 800 families this year

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The City Union Mission’s Christmas Store, where homeless, near-homeless and at-risk men and women can shop for their families at no cost, will close its doors for the season tomorrow, December 22. ...

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Target joins growing number of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving

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There is a bit of good news for people tired of the commercialization of the holiday season. Target joined several other retailers in announcing it will not be open on Thanksgiving Day. ...

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Pastors question if they’ll unplug from online services after pandemic

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Pastors Daniel Ying and Brad Bissell doubled as online TV preachers on YouTube during the coronavirus pandemic, preaching to video cameras and livestreaming into homes for months during the covid pandemic. And ...

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City Union Mission uses innovative solution to increase bed capacity

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City Union Mission is expanding its bed capacity in their Family Shelter in response to the growing needs of the homeless. The addition of shelter beds comes just in time for the ...

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Bees are making a comeback in Missouri

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The backyard conservation efforts of Missourians are contributing to the comeback of bees across the state. The state has announced that the focus on more native plants and other efforts are helping ...

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Thanksgiving to be “most expensive meal in the history of the holiday”

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Last summer, the Biden administration bragged about saving consumers a few cents on their July 4 celebrations. The news for Thanksgiving dinner will not be as good. According to a report published ...

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Adoption, Fostering and Life Directory

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Metro Voice annually works with regional adoption and foster care organizations, women’s clinics, policy groups and other pro-life entities. For information on any of the fine organizations below,  just click and check ...

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Tim Tebow teams with Samaritan’s Purse to help Afghans

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Samaritan’s Purse has partnered with Tim Tebow to bring aid to Afghans fleeing the Taliban. The effort is ramping up as more than 300,000 people are said to be on the move ...

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