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Spiritual perspectives of Olivia Newton-John emerge after death

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Millions of fans around the world are mourning the death of singer Olivia Newton-John earlier this week. She was, perhaps, one of the most decent people in the entertainment industry. In a ...

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Missouri Historical Society offers free video series about genealogical research

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One of the hardest parts of tracing family history is determining where to start. The State Historical Society of Missouri can help. The organization has released a series of 12 workshop videos ...

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Heartland to Holy Land tour of Israel April 29 – May 10, 2023

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The next Metro Voice tour of the Biblical heartland of Israel will be April 29 through May 10, 2023. It is followed by a young adult tour planned for July 1-10, 2023. ...

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5 Family-friendly things: for $6.99, Frndly streaming is an amazing deal

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Can a new streaming service called “Frndly” make a difference? For decades, satellite and cable companies maintained a large customer base by offering channels that families couldn’t get anywhere else. Then came ...

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This is how many people visited Branson last year

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After going through a difficult time during pandemic lockdowns, a record 10 million people visited the Branson area last year. “The numbers don’t lie – Branson is a destination that appeals to ...

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Former Hallmark exec hopes to compete with better television programming

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GAC Media hopes to rival the Hallmark Channel and become the leader in family television, CEO Bill Abbott says. Abbott formerly was CEO of Crown Media Family Networks, the parent company of ...

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5 Easter movies not to miss this year

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As Christians prepare for Easter Sunday, many may be searching for a movie to include in their weekend activities. But what to watch? Here’s what others are including in their “top Easter ...

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Hundreds gather at Disney Studios to protest company’s woke agenda

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More than 500 people gathered in front of Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif., this week to speak out against the company’s woke agenda. Organized by Sean Feucht and his Hold the Line team, ...

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Volunteer recalls taking her first call at the pregnancy resource ministry Birthright

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“Birthright, this is Christy.” I felt great energy and enthusiasm in my voice as I lifted the receiver and responded to the insistent ringing of the cream-colored phone with the curly, long ...

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Angel Studios has big plans to produce viewer-driven content such as “The Chosen”

Angel Studios, which works with the popular Christian series “The Chosen,” is just getting started. The family-friendly moviemaking powerhouse could end up disrupting how films and TV shows are funded and created. ...

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Family rifts affect millions – here’s how to move toward reconciliation

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Family relationships are on many people’s minds during the holiday season as sounds and images of happy family celebrations dominate the media. Anyone whose experiences don’t live up to the holiday hype may find ...

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Noon Year’s Eve at Union Station offers daylong activities on December 31

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For people who have trouble staying up until midnight to ring in the New Year, Kansas City’s Union Station is offering daytime alternatives this Friday. Science City’s annual New Year’s event, Noon ...

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12 Christmas movies to watch before New Years

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It’s the Christmas holiday, which for many means more free time, lots of travel and the desire to curl up with hot chocolate and a good movie. There are hundreds of Christmas ...

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How to celebrate Christmas with those of other faiths or no faith

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The Christmas season can be stressful for many as they gather with family members who may be unbelievers or followers of other faiths. Polls show that a majority of atheists celebrate the ...

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Help children avoid Christmas emotional breakdowns

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The Christmas season is an exciting time for children – perhaps a little too exciting at times. Christi Bergin, Ph.D., a developmental psychologist at the University of Missouri, shared advice for making ...

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Christmas season puts spotlight on epidemic of loneliness – including in the church

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With the Christmas bustle, it can be easy to forget that the holidays can be one of the loneliest times of the year for many people. Nearly one-third of U.S. adults report ...

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How do Christian-Jewish families navigate the Christmas tree?

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Traditionally, for Christian-Jewish families – or at least in writing about them – the month of December is referred to as a “dilemma.” This time of year brings discussion about whether to celebrate Christmas, ...

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West Side Story is refreshing in faithfulness to 1950s Broadway

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West Side Story is an old story. Really old. It’s based on Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers, Romeo & Juliet, replacing the warring Italian clans of the Montagues and Capulets with the Jets and Sharks. ...

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5 ways to stay balanced during the busy holiday season

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As bright and joyful as the holiday season can be, the hustle and bustle of the season can also leave people feeling overwhelmed. Remembering to slow down and find ways to maintain ...

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Photo albums at Thanksgiving can engage elders struggling with memory

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month comes each November when families gather together for Thanksgiving. That time together often shines a light on loved ones struggling with memory loss. Over 5 million Americans suffer from ...

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‘Tootsie’ marks Broadway’s return to Kansas City

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We all need to laugh. And you will laugh with, and at, Tootsie. The latest iteration of the 1982 film starring Dustin Hoffman, will be presented by Broadway Across America and the ...

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Minno is the ‘Disney Plus’ for Christian kids, and Tony Evans in Israel

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I deleted Disney Plus from my television the other day — much to the consternation of my 9-year-old daughter. She enjoys shows about ponies and princesses. Unfortunately, though, her eyes (and thumb) ...

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Comedy Pet Photography releases finalist photos and they’re hilarious

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For many, their pets have been central to providing some levity during Covid, job loss, civil unrest and now an economy spinning out of control. Now, Comedy Pet Photography 2021 Awards in ...

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Are sex and gender the same thing?

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It has become a common assumption today that sex and gender are two different things. The new gender orthodoxy simplistically asserts, “Sex is what’s between your legs. Gender is what’s between your ...

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Empires at War: National WWI Museum adds powerful new exhibit

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The newest exhibition from the National WWI Museum and Memorial opens Friday, Aug. 27.  Empires at War: Austria and Russia explores aspects of the war often less surveyed: the Eastern Front and ...

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