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‘The Repair Shop’ one of 5 Family Things not to miss this month

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Long ago, our grandparents and great-grandparents didn’t toss things when they broke. They’d repair or repurpose them. From clothing to furniture to gadgets, our ancestors knew what to do when something got ...

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Current movie trailers for upcoming faith-based movies

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Faith-based movies have enjoyed success among critics and at the box office in recent years. Here are five new films that Christians can look forward to in 2020. “I Still Believe.” Award-winning Christian ...

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Creating a Bucket List: tips for seniors and family caregivers

The Bucket List, a 2007 movie starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, helped contemporize the old expression “kick the bucket,” a common slang phrase for dying. Now, people of all ages often ...

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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey series ‘Messiah’ causes controversy

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A government agency in Jordan wants to prevent a new series from being shown in that country. “Messiah,” which is produced by Hollywood Christian couple Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, has content “that ...

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Trump calls on Americans to ‘exemplify the teachings of Christ’

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President Trump called on Americans to come together, pointing to the example of Jesus Christ in a message released by the White House on Christmas Day. The president said, “While the challenges ...

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The profound loneliness of Christmas

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If you are blessed with a generally happy Christmas, treasure it enough to share it with someone who might not be. Consider this my public-service announcement, one for all the grinches, the ...

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Preparing for a Healthy and Happy Christmas

The Christmas holiday: many of us look forward to this time of year with hearts of excitement as we anticipate time spent with loved ones. But just as the excitement and joy ...

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Missouri offers numerous choices for celebrating Christmas season

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Missourians don’t have to travel far to get into the Christmas spirit. The website OnlyInYourState.com offers these suggestions for cities in the Show-Me State. St. Charles celebrates the holidays in a huge ...

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Pro-life message in Hallmark movie hits home for actress Kristin Chenoweth

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Hallmark Channel movies can do more that just promote the Christmas spirit. “A Christmas Love Story,” in which someone meets their birth mother for the first time, also conveys a subtle pro-life ...

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Ginger from “Gilligan’s Island” stars in faith-based Christmas movie

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A familiar face to Baby Boomers stars alongside Stephen Baldwin in “Tapestry,” a new faith-based Christmas movie.  Tina Louise, who was the glamorous Ginger on “Gilligan’s Island,” plays a dying matriarch trying ...

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“The Star’ animated movie and UPtv offering December’s family-friendly choices

Finding a children’s animated movie about the birth of Christ isn’t easy. In fact, if you’re wanting it to be feature-length — that is, a 90-minute film to watch on family movie ...

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On Black Friday, all Kansas State Parks are free

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As many Americans look for ways to counter the craziness of Black Friday, several states are offering free entrance to their state parks. Across Kansas this year, admission to all state parks ...

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Avoid arguments at Thanksgiving, point others to Christ

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As Thanksgiving approaches, you are likely to be surrounded by a few (or maybe many) family members who you would love to see trust in Christ. However, when conversations about the Savior ...

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Our favorite Thanksgiving movies

Can’t move from all the turkey and pumpkin pie? Sit back and enjoy one of our favorite Thanksgiving-themed movies. Available on streaming services like Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Prime, broadcast on cable ...

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Former Amazon exec creates faith-based children’s streaming app

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A Christian alternative to Disney has been developed by a former Amazon executive and his team. The streaming app offers a variety of entertainment and educational choices for kids. Former Amazon marketing ...

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50 million women worldwide to benefit from Trump initiative

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An amazing 50 million women are benefitting worldwide from a plan put in place by President Donald Trump. Ivanka Trump on Nov. 18 announced the second round of grants from a White ...

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Son of ‘Bible Answer Man’ Hanegraaff says truth matters, but life matters more

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Hank Hanegraaff, “The Bible Answer Man” on Christian radio, several years ago made the decision to convert to Eastern Orthodoxy. Many evangelicals were puzzled by his decision, and several stations and networks ...

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Family-centric Disney Plus leads November streaming lineup

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Disney Plus is the new streaming destination for families In my home, Friday evenings are reserved for family movie night. Sometimes, we rent a movie from Redbox. Other times, we catch a ...

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Branson is the perfect place to blend two Christmas family traditions

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Traditions are fantastic opportunities for families to grow together and bond with common experiences. Enjoying and creating them becomes even more meaningful when two people combine those traditions in a marriage. My ...

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Missouri representative hopes to make it easier to become foster parents by speeding up training

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Nearly 14,000 children currently are in the Missouri foster care system. Finding and training foster parents willing to give them loving homes seems to be a never-ending challenge. State Rep. Hannah Kelly, ...

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Netflix’s ‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ tops October streaming lineup

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Everyone has a talent. Most of us, though, weren’t born with the artistic skill to design things for the world’s top companies. These are the geniuses who design your car. And your ...

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#WalkAway campaign finds thousands leaving Democrat Party

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A new movement sweeping the nation finds that thousands of people are leaving the Democrat Party. For many it means leaving behind hyper-partisan acquaintances, friends, and even some family members. It’s an ...

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Actor and Christian Corbin Bernsen confronts hate and anger

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Actor Corbin Bernsen was once Hollywood’s leading man through shows like L.A. Law. Now the veteran actor, who is also a Christian, has a new goal to change what we watch and ...

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UPDATE: Norway takes permanent custody of three American children from parents

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Norway’s infamous child welfare agency known as Barnevernet has taken permanent custody of three American children from their American mother and Lithuanian father. Natalya Shutakova, a US citizen who last year moved to Norway ...

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The Art of the Potluck: A guide for the 21st Century

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As fall gets into full swing, so does the season of the potluck. The period of October through January is becoming known as America’s newest season built around the tradition of gatherings ...

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