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Christian Health: Autumn harvest of vegetables and fruits
Oct29

Christian Health: Autumn harvest of vegetables and fruits

The autumn harvest offers an assortment of brilliantly colored vegetables and fruits packed with the nutrients our bodies need. This is a great season to savor more brightly colored produce that provides nutrients including vitamins A, C and K, folate, magnesium, potassium and dietary fiber for good health. Each of these, like all nutrients, has specific functions in the body promoting good health. They also contain phytonutrients...

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Happy-Lee ever after: Sibling group of four adopted by Del City family
Oct25

Happy-Lee ever after: Sibling group of four adopted by Del City family

DEL CITY—Within the past five years, Jared and Kelly Lee went from beginning to pray about adoption to having a full house of four children. Jared and Kelly have always had a heart for adoption. Jared was adopted, and Kelly came from a large family, where her relationships with her siblings helped shape who she is today. It was for those reasons that the Lees began not only praying about adoption, but adopting a sibling group. “We had...

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Christian Health: The importance of family mealtime
Sep24

Christian Health: The importance of family mealtime

Gathering together around the table as a family at home to enjoy a meal has many benefits. From a nutritional perspective, families who regularly share meals together tend to have healthier eating habits than those who don’t eat together. Children tend to eat more fruits and vegetables at shared meals plus eat fewer fried foods and drink less soda. They also are less likely to be overweight and are more likely to eat an overall...

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From transgender to transformed: Perry’s prodigal return answers mother’s prayers
Jul27

From transgender to transformed: Perry’s prodigal return answers mother’s prayers

BARTLESVILLE—As Francine and Laura Perry, a mother and grown daughter, recently sat down to look at a family photos, they can reflect on the good times. They also can see how God was at work, especially through the difficult times, and there were many of those. On the heels of rebellious teenage years, Laura lived as a transgender man for nearly a decade of her adult life. Other than her family and select friends, though, most people...

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Faith Focus: Re-engaging on the road to recovery
Jul19

Faith Focus: Re-engaging on the road to recovery

EDMOND–Every Christian struggles with sin, and Bryan Evans is no exception. Born and raised in a Christian family, Evans was a preacher’s kid and made a profession of faith at the age of 9. His teenage years were spent working in his family’s Christian bookstore in Quail Springs Mall, where he quickly developed a passion for the music side of the business. However, through hurts, trials and eventually divorce, Bryan ran from God....

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Faith Focus: Seldom do we see the flowers
May29

Faith Focus: Seldom do we see the flowers

“When we first came, the Holy Spirit just kept saying over and over again, ‘This is your home’. It still feels like home to this day. This is where God wants us to be,” said Lieschen Saale as she rocks back and forth in her living room. It will be 14 years in November that Lieschen and her husband, David, left their ministry and home in New Mexico to begin a new season with Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) in south Oklahoma...

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