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Conventional Thinking: Home alone at Christmas
Dec14

Conventional Thinking: Home alone at Christmas

“Home Alone” continues to be one of the most popular Christmas movies. To recall the plot, an eight-year-old boy’s family accidently leaves him at home for the holidays, while they jet off to Europe for vacation. Realizing his family is gone, the boy (Kevin) thinks he has permanently wished his family away, when he is confronted with two bungling burglars trying to raid his home, all while his mother tries to get back home to her...

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Jen Bricker to speak at 2019 Rose Day Rally
Dec11

Jen Bricker to speak at 2019 Rose Day Rally

On Feb. 6, 2019 at the Oklahoma State Capitol, the 28th annual Rose Day will take place, as evangelicals and pro-life faithful flock to Oklahoma City to protect the lives of unborn babies. Jen Bricker, a pro-life advocate will be the featured speaker for the rally that takes place in the House Chamber inside the capitol building. Bricker is an acrobat and aerialist by trade. However, she is unique in the fact that she was born without...

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Alcanzando la segunda generación de Latinos en Oklahoma
Dec10

Alcanzando la segunda generación de Latinos en Oklahoma

En los últimos veinte años, Oklahoma ha experimentado un cambio drástico demográfico que está impactando nuestras instituciones gubernamentales, políticas, y religiosas en el estado. Me refiero al crecimiento de Latinos de segunda y tercera generación que el día de hoy representan dos terceras partes de la población Hispana en Oklahoma. Las estadísticas oficiales más recientes de acuerdo al Centro Pew Hispanic Research indican que en...

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Christian Health: Share the gift of food safety
Dec09

Christian Health: Share the gift of food safety

Share the gift of food safety this Christmas season. Practicing food safety throughout the holidays and year round can prevent foodborne illness, also called food poisoning. A wonderful part of Christmas celebrations is enjoying time with family and friends. Traditional favorite foods are often a part of celebrations. We pray to God and thank Him for our food and ask Him to bless it. We want to be sure that we take precautions to...

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CarePoint ministry empowers Jenks community
Dec03

CarePoint ministry empowers Jenks community

  JENKS—A little more than a year ago, an elementary school in the Jenks school district contacted First Oklahoma Bank in the community, asking if they could help find clothes for children and their families that were in need. The bank owners then reached out to Jenks, First; Tulsa, South Tulsa, First and Yale Cleaners. Together, the churches and businesses sponsored Jenks CarePoint, a Christian-based ministry that primarily provides...

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Boise City, First sees brokenness as opportunity for the Gospel
Dec03

Boise City, First sees brokenness as opportunity for the Gospel

  BOISE CITY—Legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado has created a boom in the so-called “cannabis tourism industry,” attracting people who flock to the state to use the drug. The Oklahoma panhandle, which shares a border with Colorado, has become a crossroads for people seeking the drug from Oklahoma and Texas. Boise City, a small panhandle town of 1,189 souls, had already dealt with decades of economic and demographic...

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