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10 questions to reflect on as you begin a new year

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Once, when the people of God had become careless in their relationship with Him, the Lord rebuked them through the prophet Haggai. “Consider your ways!” (Haggai 1:5) he declared, urging them to ...

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A New Year Commitment to Excellence

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The holidays and new year are a perfect time to reflect and commit/recommit ourselves wholeheartedly to Jesus. Don’t allow your past to define you and your future! God delights in comebacks and ...

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Faith in top three New Year’s resolutions

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Faith, along with health and finances, is one of the top three topics of American New Year’s resolutions, a Lifeway Research survey found. Forty-four percent of U.S. adults say they have made ...

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Noon Year’s Eve at Union Station offers daylong activities on December 31

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For people who have trouble staying up until midnight to ring in the New Year, Kansas City’s Union Station is offering daytime alternatives this Friday. Science City’s annual New Year’s event, Noon ...

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Economic crisis of 2021 forces economists to lower expectations for 2022

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The pandemic, mandates, record inflation, runaway government spending and supply chain problems have created a shaky U.S. economy. As a result, financial institutions and leading economists have lowered their 2022 economic outlooks. ...

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The story of Ignatius provides guidance for completing 2021 resolutions

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Can a 15th-century Spanish nobleman named Ignatius offer lessons for succeeding at fulfilling our New Year resolutions? Making and breaking resolutions is a familiar and discouraging annual ritual for many people. Almost ...

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Rick Warren on Covid lessons for churches

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The COVID pandemic has exposed a flaw in many U.S. churches, Pastor Rick Warren says. “Most churches only have one purpose — worship,” Warren told “Relevant” magazine. “And if you take worship ...

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Missouri Right to Life: Prayers, Presence, Provision

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2020 has indeed been an interesting year. Yet in spite of our new “normal,” our overarching aim at Missouri Right to Life has remained the same: To turn hearts and minds toward ...

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Grace in the New Year

As 2020 begins, let me offer up something for all — show more grace. I can offer grace and hope you can do the same. Remember too that you don’t know what ...

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The offer of a new life to begin a new year

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The new year is an opportunity for a new start.  I once heard about a leader that regularly took a block of time in December to engage in planning and goal setting ...

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8 New Year’s Resolutions for Christians

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New Year’s resolutions can seem, overall, pretty silly. No one ever sticks to them, no matter what plan or goal they set for themselves. Those 100 new members at your gym the ...

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Local pastor calls on one million people to pray and fast the first month of the “Roaring Twenties”

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Local pastor Malachi O’Brien is calling upon one million people to fast and pray for an awakening each year of this decade as part of the Roaring Twenties fast. “I just began ...

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So when does the new decade really begin?

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As the world rings in 2020, the debate begins if we’re actually entering a new decade. Some say this decade ends on Dec. 31, 2019, and the start of the new one ...

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In unprecedented gesture, Saudi Arabia sends Rosh Hashana greetings to Jews

One of the most under-reported accomplishments of the Trump administration is the exhaustive work on behalf of improving relations between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Those efforts continue to produce fruit such ...

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Where is God in your New Year?

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A long time ago there was once a King named David.  His Kingdom had grown, and he became great in the eyes of his people and surrounding nations.  One day he decided ...

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