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Aladdin fulfills summer childhood wishes

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Three wishes for the kids this summer include Aladdin, Aladdin, and Aladdin The school year ended last week for many around the metro last week. Kick off a great summer by attending ...

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From music to sports, local families can enjoy variety of Memorial Day weekend activities

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Memorial Day weekend traditionally kicks off summer fun, and a number of events are on tap for area families. On Sunday, Celebration at the Station fills the grounds of Union Station and the National WWI Museum ...

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Demolition begins on Orlando Holy Land Experience theme park

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The Holy Land Experience theme Park in Orlando is being demolished after TBN invested more than $130 million in the project. AdventHealth purchased the property from TBN in 2021 for $32 million ...

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Retailers downgrade Mother’s Day, allow customers to ‘opt out’

Nothing could be more wholesome than Mother’s Day, which will be on May 14 this year. However, DoorDash, Pandora, Kay Jewelers and several other companies have sent out preemptive e-mail blasts to ...

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Investigation of Biden family finances widens after committee views documents

Concerns about President Biden and his family profiting from his position increased after members of Congress viewed relevant documents at the U.S. Treasury Department this week. House Oversight Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., and ...

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“Annie” offers a lot to love in family-friendly musical at the Kaufmann

There is a lot to love in the Broadway show Annie which opened April 18 at the Kaufmann Center for the Performing Arts. The national production is enjoyable for both adults and ...

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Popular singer Granger Smith leaves career for ministry

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Country singer Granger Smith plans to leave the music industry to focus on ministry after his final tour this summer. The 43-year-old singer shared the news in a video he posted on Instagram to ...

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Costing only $250K, “His Only Son” movie earns $11 million

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The low-budget faith-based movie “His Only Son” has earned an impressive $11 million since it opened two weeks ago.  The Angel Studios biblical drama created by David Helling tells the Old Testament ...

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The Lake of the Ozarks to get $300 million “Oasis” family fun development 

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Families soon will have more reasons than just boating, swimming and fishing to visit the Lake of the Ozarks. Developers have announced plans for the Oasis at Lakeport development. The $300 million ...

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Greg Laurie’s parents later came to Christ

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The movie “Jesus Revolution” touches on the relationship between Greg Laurie and his mother and stepfather. Although not shown in the movie, their stories ultimately have a happy ending. When he was ...

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Silver Dollar City’s Fire In The Hole coaster to close at end of 2023

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It’s one of the most iconic roller coasters in the nation. Now, Fire In The Hole at Branson’s Silver Dollar City will have its very last season amusing adults and thrilling children. ...

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List of Kansas City-area Christmas light displays

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Local families can brighten their Christmas season with a number of light displays on both sides of the state line.  Even with record bitter cold predicted for this week, there are numerous ...

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Mark Wahlberg’s faith-based “Father Stu” rereleased as PG-13

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Some viewers stayed away from Mark Wahlberg’s faith-based movie “Father Stu” earlier this year because of its strong language. The true story is back in theaters, but this time in a PG-13 ...

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Non-stop entertainment options available now through Christmas

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As the song says, it’s Christmas in Kansas City. From holiday music to light displays to ice skating, families have plenty of entertainment options between now and December 25. These are a ...

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Dear pastor, don’t cancel church on Christmas

Dear pastor, I hope it’s not too late to make you reconsider your decision to cancel church on Christmas. I know that December is crazy busy—for you and for everyone else. I ...

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People let you down. Show mercy and move on

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As the holidays are in full swing, many find themselves in the company of others who may be the source of a past transgression or hurt. People let other people down. Here’s ...

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Faith and family keep catcher for Phillies well grounded

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The catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies is excited to be playing in his first World Series against the Houston Astros. However, his faith is still his top priority. “I just thank God ...

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Stepbrother’s book reveals untold story of Elvis and faith

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What’s the untold story of Elvis and his faith? That’s the topic of a new book by New York Times bestselling author and stepbrother to Elvis, Billy Stanley in conjunction with co-author ...

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How we can better serve the widow

For Eileen Vignaroli, the plight of the widow was all too real. When she was widowed in 2015 after 47 years of marriage, Eileen thought the death of her husband Don might ...

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Experts: Parents should take steps to protect children in today’s culture

Today’s children face unprecedented dangers, many of them with spiritual roots, yet many parents are asleep at the wheel. “Anxiety, depression, panic disorders have gone up among kids I’ve seen in my ...

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Republicans work for more family support as Democrats push for abortion

As Democrats pass legislation to legalize abortion until birth across the country, Republicans are taking a different path to support women and unborn children. Both responses to the historic overturning of Roe ...

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‘Lifemark’ is boring and unrealistic, even for Christian film standards

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Kirk Cameron‘s adoption movie “Lifemark” has been extended for an extra week after originally being scheduled to close in theaters Sept. 15. The move comes after it was the #4 movie in ...

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Two sisters who survived the Holocaust die just days apart

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Two sisters who survived the Holocaust as girls and moved to the United States afterward died just days apart in their adopted home of Alabama. The Alabama Holocaust Education Center said Ruth Scheuer Siegler died ...

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Remaining Christians in Afghanistan persecuted by government, family members

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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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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