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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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Missouri Historical Society offers free video series about genealogical research

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

The next Metro Voice tour of the Biblical heartland of Israel will be April 29 through May 10, 2023. Join Metro Voice publishers Dwight and Anita Widaman on this Heartland to Holy ...

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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

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

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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