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Tim Allen under fire for comment in new Santa Clauses series

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Comedian Tim Allen, who reprises his iconic role in the new streaming series, The Santa  Clauses, us under attack. Allen, who has not been shy about the state of culture and how ...

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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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When Christmas giving is smart and when it isn’t

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With the Christmas season upon us, thoughts are turning to the matter of gifts and giving. Such matters generally invoke joy in people of all ages, but not always. Sometimes we give ...

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Purim skits and satire have brought merriment to an ancient Jewish holiday in America

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Purim, the springtime Jewish holiday packed with much merriment and humor, recalls the biblical story of Queen Esther. In this tale, the queen stayed true to her Jewish roots and used her status ...

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Prepare for the financial side of the holidays

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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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Gift boxes let Christians experience Israel while helping small businesses

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People looking for a last-minute one-of-a-kind gift can give a taste of the Holy Land while helping Israeli businesses that are suffering because of a loss of religious tourism. Quarterly Artza subscription gift ...

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Help children avoid Christmas emotional breakdowns

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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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How do Christian-Jewish families navigate the Christmas tree?

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Traditionally, for Christian-Jewish families – or at least in writing about them – the month of December is referred to as a “dilemma.” This time of year brings discussion about whether to celebrate Christmas, ...

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10 ways to give this Christmas and live generously all year long

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It’s always more blessed to give than to receive, especially during the Christmas season. The National Christian Foundation shared some ways to make generosity a family tradition during the holidays and beyond. ...

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Carthage comes back form pandemic with bigger, better Christmas celebration

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With their big plans for last year’s Christmas cancelled due to COVID-19, Vision Carthage says they have reignited the community’s holiday interests for a comeback in 2021. Vision Carthage Executive Director Abi ...

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Coming home: Foster kids return as young adults for the holidays

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December may not yet be here, but the signs are clear: leaves are changing colors, kids are practicing their songs, and housedad Ken Parton has already begun decorating for Christmas. Preparations are ...

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More than 4.3 million quit jobs in August alone

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As the Biden vaccine mandate is challenged by workers from Southwest Airlines pilots to medical staff, 4.3 million U.S. workers quit their jobs just in August. Economists fear the numbers could even ...

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Name of new federal Juneteenth “Independence” holiday criticized

Federal employees will now have more than two weeks off work for holidays after Congress passed a bill making Juneteenth the 11th such day off. The bill, which gained bipartisan support, was ...

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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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Festival of Lights will open this weekend at Powell Gardens

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Although the pandemic is putting a damper on many holiday traditions, the Festival of Lights will open this weekend at Powell Gardens, located east of Lee’s Summit on 50 Highway. Festivalgoers will ...

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Lots going on in North Topeka and NOTO Arts District during holidays

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The North Topeka area has a lot going on this time of year! Of course, NOTO Arts District has been a hub of activity for a while now, Holiday shopping and activities ...

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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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Small Missouri town of Noel widely known as “The Christmas City”

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Still haven’t sent out your Christmas cards? There’s still time and there’s a town that will help. One of the most popular places in the world each Christmas is the small Ozarks ...

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Flu cases spike 43% in Missouri

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Christmas brought the flu to many of Missouri families this week with numbers increasing dramatically. According to weekly state data, Missouri had a total of 857 lab-positive flu cases from December 8-14, ...

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Missouri offers numerous choices for celebrating Christmas season

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Missourians don’t have to travel far to get into the Christmas spirit. The website OnlyInYourState.com offers these suggestions for cities in the Show-Me State. St. Charles celebrates the holidays in a huge ...

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How to have happy, healthy holidays

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Happy Healthy Holidays! A time for all the family, friends, gifts, and …the food. THE FOOD. How many times have you regretted eating too much during a Thanksgiving, Christmas or other holiday ...

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Sean Hannity counts his blessings at Christmas and throughout the year

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Popular talk-show host Sean Hannity says he is closer to God now than he’s ever been though it does not come without struggles. “I would say I realize more than ever that ...

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Pastor shares timely message as busy Christmas season heats up

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The Christmas season, which should be one of the happiest times of the year for most people, all too often leaves them feeling exhausted and breathing a sigh of relief when the ...

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Avoiding the malls? Try celebrating Bless Friday instead

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Although some people will be up before the crack of dawn in search of Black Friday bargains, others would rather not set foot anywhere near the mail. They may want to consider ...

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