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5 Thanksgiving tips to reduce your budget and stress

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Thanksgiving is a time to remember all that we as individuals, families and a nation have to be grateful. It’s also a time to relax and enjoy a nice dinner with your ...

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Fireman battling his cancer ‘fire’ with faith

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Some say cancer spreads like wildfire. One Lenexa fireman is fighting his blaze not with hoses and ladders but faith, family and friends. Mike Wells is just 38 and a married father ...

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Thanksgiving remembered as joy and loss

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The year was 1971. Thanksgiving was different from any I remembered. Yes, my two brothers, their wives, my husband and I gathered with my mom at the big round dining room table. ...

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If Not For Grace Ministries: Unconditional love

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What do you want to be when you grow up? As a young girl, I knew I wanted to be like my own mother – a good wife and mom. We had ...

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How to be a peacemaker in your own life

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Are you a peacemaker? Conflict is unavoidable. Conflict happens between husbands and wives, parents and kids, brothers and sisters, Democrats and Republicans, employees and supervisors, CEOs and boards, pastors and leaders in ...

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4 Bible films top this month’s family-friendly spotlight

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In our monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” we continue to spotlight five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television. Here’s our spotlight for November. Bible movies are a favorite in ...

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Wonderful ‘Wonder’ leads November’s streaming lineup

Teaching children not to bully is a part of good parenting, but sometimes, it helps to have a good book or movie to make the case. Such is the case with Wonder. ...

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Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

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Should Christians celebrate Halloween? Opinions differ between Christian leaders, lay people and church members. According to a poll taken on Facebook by  CBN News, 87% of believers feel that Christians should not celebrate ...

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Bride’s emotional tribute to fiancé killed before wedding day

Jessica Padgett slipped into her white lace wedding dress, grabbed her bouquet of yellow flowers and put the final touches on her makeup. From all appearances, she looked like a blushing bride getting ...

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As a dad, Kirk Cameron tackles kids and smartphones

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When Kirk Cameron was a teenager starring in the nation’s number one sitcom “Growing Pains,” smart phones were still over a decade away. Metro Voice caught up with the veteran actor turned ...

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CWA is working for women and families

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CWA is built on prayer and action. We are the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich history of over three decades of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public ...

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Netflix to create new Chronicles of Narnia series

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Netlifx announced on Wednesday plans to create new series and film projects based on C.S. Lewis’ beloved book series, The Chronicles of Narnia, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The late author’s most ...

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“Bring Your Bible to School Day” is Oct. 4, with a chance to meet Sadie Robertson

More than 500,000 students from across the United States will join the Bring Your Bible to School movement on Thursday, Oct. 4. The annual student-led event, now in its fifth year, provides ...

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5 family-friendly shows for October

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This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television. Here’s our October picks. Darren Turner is a husband, father and seminary graduate who feels ...

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Overcoming communication barriers with your spouse

Men and women communicate very differently. Most of us know that, but we often don’t know how to overcome those barriers with our spouse. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to communication that ...

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‘Searching’ is a thriller with an urgent message

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On a normal Thursday night, David Kim received a call from his daughter, Margot, informing him that she would be studying all night with a group of friends. The next day she ...

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Wahlberg may be one of most devout believers in Hollywood

Actor Mark Wahlberg has revealed details about his militant daily workout routine, but there was one element that shocked many of his fans – prayer. Wahlberg, who is one of the most ...

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A mom’s tips for raising a kind, compassionate man

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As a mom of two (my daughter is 24 and my son 18), I have experienced the journey of raising both a boy and a girl in a chaotic world where digital ...

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HBO drops porn from all its channels

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In a huge victory for cleaner TV, HBO has removed its adult entertainment movies and television programs from both its channels and streaming services. The family entertainment watchdog group Parents Television Council ...

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Brother of Chris Pratt talks about faith and talent

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A talent for the arts clearly runs deep in the Pratt family’s genetics. Cully Pratt, Hollywood actor Chris Pratt’s older brother, recently revealed some fascinating details about the family’s creative genes — ...

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These things are predictors of divorce in a couple

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We’ve just come through the traditional season of weddings. A couple runs through the gauntlet of bird seed, rice or bubbles to a waiting car and new life. But what habits they ...

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Crazy Rich Asians an updated Cinderella

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Eleanor Young is not crazy. She’s also not to be trifled with. Just ask anyone who’s ever mistaken her quiet demeanor for passivity. Take, say, the manager of a posh London hotel ...

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Huge aquarium planned for famous Branson theater

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A grand redevelopment could be in the works for what was once one of the most iconic theaters in Missouri’s biggest tourist destination, Branson. Thursday the Branson Board of Alderman heard a ...

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Coach Tony Dungy helping players and kids find their voice

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Legendary NFL coach Tony says one of the reasons he believes God has him working as a sports analyst is “to be the voice” for Christian players who want to speak about ...

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Rascal Flatts members talk about raising kids in the faith

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Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus says he and his wife Allison are raising their children Christian because it’s important to have a foundation in Jesus. DeMarcus is a father of two Dylan, 6, and ...

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