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Churchgoers and leaders find value in ministries serving women

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Ministry leaders and women churchgoers believe ministry to women is working in their congregations, but both feel there’s room for improvement. Lifeway Research surveyed 1,001 evangelical and Black Protestant female churchgoers in the ...

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City Union Mission needs “helping hands” for annual Christmas Store

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City Union Mission is gearing up for its annual Christmas Store, a cherished tradition set to open its doors in November. As an integral part of the organization’s “Mission: Christmas” initiative, the ...

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Mother’s Day: The interesting history of our most celebrated holiday

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Mother’s Day is the one day a year when children make a point to visit their moms. Hanging baskets, cards, flowers, candy, a picnic, or some other special meal commemoration ensues. But ...

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5 IRS changes you need to know this year

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With the tax filing deadline fast approaching, the changes made by the IRS are under closer scrutiny. Here’s a list of what’s new concerning tax limits, standard deductions, credits and more. Standard ...

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Festival of Lights tells the story of “The Greatest Gift” at Gary’s Berries Christmas celebration

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Christmas is often a time where families come together to celebrate their love for one-another, creating memories by taking family pictures, enjoying traditions like watching Christmas movies or listening to carols…and of ...

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Christmas Is Not an Emergency

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Christmas and money—now there’s a combination that can send anyone spiraling. Some think it’s an emergency, even in a bad economy. When you’re trying to take control of your money, saving for ...

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Kathie Lee Gifford encourages Christians to not be afraid of gifts of the Spirit

Too many Westerners are needlessly afraid of spiritual gifts, talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford said has told the Christian Broadcasting Network. “Once you understand, you meet the people that have these ...

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Prepare for the financial side of the holidays

The holidays can push budgets past their limit as people do more entertaining, attend more events, dine out and participate in gift exchanges. Whether you’re gathering in person or celebrating at a ...

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Help children avoid Christmas emotional breakdowns

The Christmas season is an exciting time for children – perhaps a little too exciting at times. Christi Bergin, Ph.D., a developmental psychologist at the University of Missouri, shared advice for making ...

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City Union Mission Christmas store serves 800 families this year

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The City Union Mission’s Christmas Store, where homeless, near-homeless and at-risk men and women can shop for their families at no cost, will close its doors for the season tomorrow, December 22. ...

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Slavic Gospel Association brings hope to children in former Soviet bloc nations

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About 800 local churches across Russia and the former Soviet Union will deliver Christmas gifts and the gospel — along with personalized greetings from donors in the United States — to an ...

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School drops Operation Christmas Child after threats from atheist group

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It’s always a sign that the Christmas season is approaching when atheists attack Samaritan’s Purse. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has stopped a school from participating in Operation Christmas Child. A “concerned ...

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Babylon Bee pokes fun at Missouri, Kansas over vaccine enticements

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The satirical website Babylon Bee released a story on what states are giving away to encourage residents to get vaccinated. Included on list, which pokes fun at all 50 states, are “Free ...

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How to have hope for a difficult Christmas season

Christmas carols fill the air; smiles and laughter are everywhere. A drive through town reveals glistening windows boasting of tasty holiday treats and shiny red ribbon. Twinkling lights dance in unexpected places ...

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6 ways to make Christmas more meaningful at home

It was breathtaking . . . simple, yet incredibly elegant. After a quick stop at the dollar store for Christmas supplies, I hurried home to recreate the festive showpiece that had caught ...

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It’s possible to celebrate the season without debt

Nearly one in 10 Americans is still paying off debt from Christmas shopping – in 2018. Even with the strongest economy in 50 years, many consumer still purchase more than they can ...

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Gospel for Asia brings Christmas hope to Asia’s forgotten children

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Millions of “unwanted” children in Asia crave ”the gift of love and hope” this Christmas. They’ll find that and more thanks to Gospel for Asia (GFA) — as it launches a Christmas ...

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Town collects more Operation Christmas Child boxes than their population

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Children around the world are excitedly opening their Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes thanks to a small farming community that came together. With a population of just 1,300 people, Belle, Missouri did the ...

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Topeka area drop-off sites to open for Operation Christmas Child project

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This month, local families can make a global impact as multiple sites in Topeka and surrounding towns will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation ...

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Kansas City: Here’s your calling!

Cities, like individuals, have unique attributes, gifts, and callings endowed by the Creator for the purpose of the building up and expansion of God’s Kingdom as a whole. “Worthy are You, our ...

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BREAKING: LifeWay to close all its brick-and-mortar stores

One of your favorite Christian retail stores is about to go away. LifeWay Christian Resources is charting a new course in 2019, marking a strategic shift to a digital strategy. As part ...

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Boy with terminal cancer stunned by response, including heartfelt note from the President

A young cancer patient from Louisiana has been utterly overwhelmed with the massive response he has received after a family friend requested that people “flood his mailbox” with Christmas cards this holiday ...

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Christmas comes early for urban families today

Today 260 driver volunteers are delivering thousands of wrapped Christmas gifts to more than 540 Kansas City area families. The families previously selected the gifts at City Union Mission’s Christmas Store, part ...

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Gift guide based on support of life issues

There’s a lot of Christmas marketing for “sustainable” or “green” gifts this season. But what about companies that actually donate million of dollars to support abortion?  With so much money being spent, ...

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Understanding our unique love language

My husband and I are on very different pages when it comes to how we share and receive love. Whether we are recovering from a fight, experiencing grief, or just want to ...

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