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How to NOT Have a Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas

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Since long before Elvis Presley first crooned those famous lyrics in 1957, Thanksgiving through the New Year has been a lonely reality for many who feel that “you might be doing all ...

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U.S. divorce rate hits 50-year low, but marriage rates plummet

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The U.S. divorce rate is the lowest it has been in a half century, according to data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The new data show that 14.9 marriages per ...

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Church attendance has dropped during pandemic, according to ‘2020 State of the Bible’ report

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The ongoing pandemic and limits on group size has taken a toll on church attendance, a study by the American Bible Society and the Barna Group found. According to the “2020 State of ...

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It took a pandemic to change my perspective

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Author and Emmy Award nominated Craig Syracusa writes about how the pandemic has changed the perspective of many people, including him. Syracusa hosts the TV show “Walk in Faith” and was recognized ...

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More Biden emails to be released as US Intelligence rebuffs Democrat claims

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As the FBI ramps and other federal agencies ramp up its investigation of emails, photos and videos on a laptop reportedly owned by Hunter Biden, Rudy Giuliani says more will be released ...

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Marvel movies without the PG-13 content: ClearPlay lets families ‘clean up’ Disney Plus titles

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The best feature of Disney Plus is its wide selection of popular films — from Marvel to Star Wars to studio classics — and it’s all available for one low price. But ...

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Advice and Aid: Sharing hope, life and forgiveness

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The Spring of 2020 forced “the normal” for all of us to change drastically through the impact of COVID-19. For us at Advice and Aid, concern for both our loved ones and ...

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‘God showing up’ – Youth For Christ replaces loneliness with hope in juvenile detention centers

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“I was totally lost, really hopeless and ashamed of what I was doing with my life. I was in a hopeless spot at a time where I didn’t really care what happened ...

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Controversial author Jen Hatmaker files for divorce from husband of 27 years

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Christian author and reality TV participant Jen Hatmaker has filed for divorce from her husband, Brandon. Hatmaker, who’s been married to Brandon since 1993, filed for divorce in Hays County 22nd District ...

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Secret formula? World’s oldest married couple honored

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Is there a secret to both long life and a long marriage? If so, it was discovered by a couple in Ecuador. The Guinness World Record for being the oldest couple in ...

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Skillet lead singer John Cooper armed self to protect family against Kenosha rioters

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John Cooper, lead singer for the Christian band Skillet, says he’s been forced to arm himself to protect his home and family from rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In an interview on Fox ...

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When Black Lives Matter comes to town

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All anyone needs to do is go to the Black Lives Matter website to find out what they believe and how dangerous they are, but to save you the trouble, here are ...

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ClearPlay Netflix filter leads this month’s ‘5 Family-Friendly Things’

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For fans of family-friendly movies, this summer included some bad news and some great news, all in the span of a few days. That’s where ClearPlay comes in. First, the bad news: ...

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Death of brother gives insight into Donald Trump and close family

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Sources close to the President stated anonymously over the weekend that Donald Trump wept at the news of his younger brother’s death. Robert Trump, a businessman known as even tempered and jokingly ...

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Show on Rubik’s Cube and the people who solve it is intriguing, mind-blowing and inspiring

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I received my first Rubik’s Cube when I was about 10. The U.S. was still in the midst of the “cube craze,” and children from coast to coast were wanting one, even ...

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EasterFest to be held this month with COVID protocols observed

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You may have gotten tired of all the Hallmark Christmas movies that were showing in July, and if so, it may not be so hard to think about Easter in August.  Therefore, ...

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Hospitality redefined: couple invites young women to be part of their family

Scott and Debbie Wells have taken five young women in need of mentoring into their home for an extended time. Sometimes the hospitality has lasted for years. The teens and young women ...

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Emmys prove family shows are a thing of the past

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The Emmys, television’s annual awards derby, just unveiled its 2020 nominations yesterday. (The awards will be handed out Sept. 20.) And when you look over the list, one thing is quite clear: ...

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Missouri State Fair will be limited to youth livestock show only

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The upcoming Missouri State Fair will look much different this year. Although much of the programming has been cancelled, it will continue to showcase youth in agriculture. “We care deeply about the ...

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NBC’s new streaming service Peacock is worth watching – and it’s free

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America’s one millionth streaming service launched in July, but this one has a unique element that makes it stand out from the rest: It’s free. Sort of. Of course, NBC’s new Peacock ...

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“American Underdog” movie shares testimony of quarterback Kurt Warner

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People often consider the success of Christian quarterback Kurt Warner to be a made-in-Hollywood story. Soon, it will be. “American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story” will be directed by Jon and Andrew ...

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Missouri receives grant to help tourism industry recovery

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Help is on the way for Missouri’s tourism industry, decimated by state and local lockdown orders. Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday announced a $15 million grant to help make attractions safer. “So ...

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Schindler’s List, Hamilton draw millions of viewers this month

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His name is Alexander Hamilton, and he’s one of the smartest people in Colonial America you’ll ever meet. He’s also confident (even cocky), determined (perhaps even a workaholic) and ahead of his ...

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‘Wretched’ may be #1 but family films rule theater-free season

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If you look at official box-office results, The Wretched is the uncontested coronavirus-season champion. The indie horror flick just passed the $1 million mark, theatrically speaking—an impressive achievement, given the lack of theaters actually open. ...

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Easter in August? Sure, it’s right after Christmas in July!

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We all know that Easter falls on various days every year, but never before has it been celebrated as late as August. However, this year the celebration was delayed from the official ...

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