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‘Overcomer’ leads August family-friendly spotlight
Aug03

‘Overcomer’ leads August family-friendly spotlight

I admit it. I cried during the first Kendrick Brothers movie I watched: the marriage-themed Fireproof (2008). I did the same during Courageous (2011), which spotlighted fatherhood, and War Room (2015), which focused on prayer. And, yes, I cried again while watching a screener of their latest film, Overcomer, which opens in theaters Aug. 23 and follows the story of a basketball coach and a high school cross country athlete who are...

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Gold medalist Scott Hamilton to speak at Angels of Destiny (Aug. 29)
Jul19

Gold medalist Scott Hamilton to speak at Angels of Destiny (Aug. 29)

Olympic gold medalist and figure skating commentator Scott Hamilton will be the featured speaker at Deaconness Pregnancy and Adoption’s (DPA) event titled Angels of Destiny. On Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Angels of Destiny will promote the services DPA provides to expectant parents, adoptive families and children. Hamilton was adopted at six weeks old, and he currently has two adopted children...

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‘America’s Got Talent’ leads July family-friendly lineup
Jul06

‘America’s Got Talent’ leads July family-friendly lineup

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television. I’m always looking for something to watch with my children that doesn’t involve animation, superheroes, princesses or sports stars. Those four categories are great, but they’ve slowly become my kids’ go-to for entertainment. My goal is to broaden their horizons beyond the typical...

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Pins with a purpose: Popularity of pin trading grows in 10th summer at Falls Creek
Jul01

Pins with a purpose: Popularity of pin trading grows in 10th summer at Falls Creek

DAVIS—If visitors to Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center were to stop by the 1917 Café during daily breaks, or the Missions Village on Wednesday afternoon, they would see a large group of people huddled around books and different collections of trading pins. These trading pins are in their 10th year at Falls Creek, after Andy Harrison, conference centers director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), saw the idea at...

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Kendrick brothers talk ‘Overcomer,’ identity in Christ
Jun27

Kendrick brothers talk ‘Overcomer,’ identity in Christ

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — Alex and Stephen Kendrick have an ambitious vision for their new movie, “Overcomer.” And the vision has nothing to do with winning any awards or box-office glory. Instead, they say, it’s about helping people discover their identity in Christ. “When the church rises up and knows who she is in Christ and knows she is forgiven, redeemed, loved and chosen, she is going to operate...

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‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ leads June’s family-friendly spotlight
Jun08

‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ leads June’s family-friendly spotlight

EDITOR’S NOTE: This monthly series, “5 family-friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television. The Secret Life of Pets was the fourth-highest grossing film of 2016 and one of the most family-friendly, too, with plenty of laughs and life lessons for parents and children. Its sequel hits theaters June 7 and—in a rare feat for any movie—surpasses its predecessor for...

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