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In wake of abuse scandals, churches work to keep kids safe at camp

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Congregations across the country are exploring ways to make their communities safe from abuse, particularly at summer camp and Vacation Bible School season begins. The recent release of a shocking report investigating ...

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Tim Tebow on patience and compromise in marriage

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Tim Tebow has opened up about his marriage to Demi-Leigh Tebow and shared how the two have learned to compromise and work as a team. Tebow talks in detail about how his ...

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Dave Ramsey shares six tips for saving money on gas

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As American consumers struggle with the highest gasoline prices in history, financial guru Dave Ramsey knows says there are several ways to ease the pain. He shared these six gas tips on ...

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National Marriage Week runs thru February 14

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National Marriage Week USA is taking place this week and will conclude on Valentine’s Day. “Even though our society doesn’t always recognize it, marriage is extremely beneficial,” said Erin Stevens, executive director ...

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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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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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Christmas season puts spotlight on epidemic of loneliness – including in the church

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With the Christmas bustle, it can be easy to forget that the holidays can be one of the loneliest times of the year for many people. Nearly one-third of U.S. adults report ...

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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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Plumber finds envelopes full of cash behind walls of Joel Osteen’s church

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A seven-year mystery of stolen tithe offerings has been solved this week by a guy fixing a toilet at Joel Osteen‘s Lakewood Church. Plumber Justin Cauley found 500 cash-filled envelopes while removing ...

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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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Bees are making a comeback in Missouri

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The backyard conservation efforts of Missourians are contributing to the comeback of bees across the state. The state has announced that the focus on more native plants and other efforts are helping ...

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George Barna: Four Ms to help parents counter impact of social media on kids

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George Barna, director of the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, is urging parents to take an active role in combating the influence of media on their children. “The most significant influence ...

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Experts share tips to boost energy as life gets busier

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More and more churches are nourishing physical as well as spiritual health. The focus comes as many people report a lack of energy and additional stress since the beginning of the pandemic. ...

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Parents need to do their homework when choosing a preschool

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As kids head off to elementary schools, many parents are seeking a preschool for their younger children. As in all major decisions, two rules apply: begin the search early and ask many ...

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Millennial nuns offer social media advice to peers

A new book of autobiographical stories from young, Catholic nuns aims to inspire readers how to live a faith-filled life in the era of social media. “Millennial Nuns: Reflections on Living a ...

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Ideas on how to pray for National Day of Prayer

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The National Day of Prayer group has released ideas on whom and what to pray for as Americans gather together. The prayer event, which is in person in tens of thousands of ...

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Top diet tips to beat the Quarantine Bulge

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I gained four pounds the first month of quarantine, the beginning of the quarantine bulge. I blame the evil mix of gym closings, excessive yoga pant wear, and the fact that peanut ...

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God ‘has the plan’ says Dana Perino in new book on faith

Dana Perino, former press secretary for George W. Bush, has written a new book to share her insights about life and faith. “Everything Will Be Okay: Life Lessons for Young Women (From ...

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Is it a good time to sell my house? Tips for homeowners

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Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to ...

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Organization shares tips for celebrating National Marriage Week

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National Marriage Week will be observed this week despite the ongoing pandemic. National Marriage Week USA has released a new COVID guide and called for organizations across the United States to provide online marriage-strengthening activities ...

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Practical tips for caregivers facing a pandemic

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Whether your role has you looking out for an elderly relative, children or both, chances are good that you’ve worried about how the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to affect the ability of ...

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Experts offer encouragement to parents new to homeschooling

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Many parents are homeschooling now out of necessity instead of choice. Experts encourage them to give some grace to both their children and themselves. “As you start out, trying to juggle all ...

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Crime scene cleaning company shares tips for best sanitation practices

Cleaning and sanitation are top of mind for homeowners, churches and businesses during the pandemic. One company is offering advice about how to clean most effectively. “We’ve been busy answering the concerns ...

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Longest Married Couple Project accepting nominations

Beginning on Valentine’s Day, nominations are being accepted for the 10th annual Longest Married Couple Project sponsored by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter. Nominations will continue through May 15, with state and national ...

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Coping with caregiver anger

There are countless emotions involved in caring for an aging loved one, but difficult feelings like anger, frustration and resentment are a few that family caregivers often struggle with. Each person experiences ...

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