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Popular Missouri Turkey survives another Thanksgiving

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A 25-pound turkey near West Plains may be the luckiest bird in Missouri this Thanksgiving. Blissfully unaware of a turkey’s traditional Thanksgiving contribution, Peepers isn’t afraid of human interaction. The sizable fowl has ...

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Author Larry Tomczak shares 10 blessings for which to be thankful this year

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Thanksgiving is about much more than just family, food and football. It’s about blessings. “As Christians, we always want to cultivate thankfulness in our lives,” Christian author Larry Tomczak said. “Recall 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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Economy impairs ministries providing Thanksgiving meals

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High inflation and a slow economy are making it harder for local shelters to feed the needy this Thanksgiving. Shelter KC, which will serve nearly 4,000 meals this week, is feeling the ...

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City Union Mission says increased food, housing need at crisis level

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A perfect storm of food costs and winter temperatures poses a looming crisis for City Union Mission. The Christ-centered organization, which provides homeless men, women and children with shelter, clothes, food and ...

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Thanksgiving inflation may mean eating out is most economical

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With inflation soaring, it may be less expensive for some families to eat this year’s Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant. For a list of open restaurants, see below. Grocery inflation is rising ...

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Missionaries snuck past numerous guards in daring Haiti escape

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Escaping captors in the middle of the night, 12 Christian Aid Ministries missionaries hiked silently through the moonlit jungle of Haiti, pausing at times to pray for the direction that led to ...

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Fear not: Dr. Alveda King shares encouragement on Thanksgiving

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Although this has been a difficult year for many people, there are plenty of reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving. Dr. Alveda King, an evangelist and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King ...

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Target joins growing number of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving

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There is a bit of good news for people tired of the commercialization of the holiday season. Target joined several other retailers in announcing it will not be open on Thanksgiving Day. ...

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How Communism (yes, Communism) almost ruined the first Thanksgiving

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The little-known story of how the Plymouth Pilgrims progressed from the false dream of communism to the sound realism of capitalism and created the first Thanksgiving. This time of the year, whether ...

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Our Top 10 Thanksgiving movies

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Can’t “movie” from all the turkey and pumpkin pie? Sit back and enjoy one of our favorite Thanksgiving-themed movies. We’ve included a clip or the original movie trailer to check them out. ...

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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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The history of Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations in Kansas City

Thanksgiving and Christmas around the area are celebrated in a uniqueness that can only be Kansas City. New York has the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Parade is in ...

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Photo albums at Thanksgiving can engage elders struggling with memory

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month comes each November when families gather together for Thanksgiving. That time together often shines a light on loved ones struggling with memory loss. Over 5 million Americans suffer from ...

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Thanksgiving to be “most expensive meal in the history of the holiday”

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Last summer, the Biden administration bragged about saving consumers a few cents on their July 4 celebrations. The news for Thanksgiving dinner will not be as good. According to a report published ...

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Rush Limbaugh thankful, says doctors mum on days left from cancer

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Talk show host Rush Limbaugh is grateful for his life despite being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. His Christian faith gives him comfort. The veteran radio talk show host spoke to listeners ...

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Americans remain thankful despite challenges of 2020

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Family tops the list of things Americans are thankful for this holiday season, according to a new survey from Lifeway Research. More than four in five said they are thankful for their ...

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Franklin Graham finds plenty of things for which to be thankful this year

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Billy Graham, like many Americans, has still found much for which to show gratitude this year.  Graham says he’s thankful to God for the continued opportunity to share the gospel despite the ...

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Supreme Court slaps down Gov. Cuomo religious gatherings edict

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Religious freedom was handed a victory late Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court blocked New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials from limiting religious gatherings. The ruling has implications for other ...

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Creative ways to make generous giving a family activity

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Despite the many challenges of 2020, Americans are pausing this week to give things. The period of Thanksgiving through the new year traditionally sees the highest giving levels among individuals of all ...

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Thanksgiving gathering guidelines reveal an astonishing level of government overreach

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When we get to the point where individuals find it “natural” for the government to tell us how to take turns eating our Thanksgiving turkey, a pandemic is the least of our ...

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How to be thankful in America’s chaos

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Is this a year to be thankful? The year 2020 will go down as probably one of the most cultural shaping years of the United States and world in recent times.  It ...

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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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