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How long will I be allowed to remain a Christian?

That was the deeply dismaying question posed to me by a friend with four young children as we discussed the plight of the Christian faith in America and around the world. With each passing month, that shocking question becomes more relevant and even more disturbing.

It started with a rose - how a couple's love of gardening plotted a staggering family success story Manchester Evening News

The promise of a good spring and summer means more to the Bent family than most. Sunny days means fair-weather gardeners, and that means a trip to their garden centre. Bents, near Leigh, is admired across the UK as a temple to outdoor-inspired consumerism.

New House Farm

is a comfortable farmhouse offering traditional style Bed and Breakfast just three miles from the sea. It is set in the rural Mangerton Valley, near to the farm's own coarse fishing lake. The area is flanked by the beautiful rolling Dorset hills and has an abundance of wildlife.

Paul Burrell claims Diana would 'still be here today' if someone loved her like Harry loves Meghan Markle

Burrell has compared Meghan and Harry's relationship to Charles and Diana's (Image: Tim Graham Photo Library) Read More Burrell also reportedly predicted Meghan would be pregnant by Christmas, following their May wedding. He said it was evident Harry and Meghan had lots in common and were both passionate about humanitarian work.

Christmas in Spring

19 DAYS AGO
What kind of influence should my husband’s conservative religious family have in our household and traditions? I am agnostic and my husband (yay!) is now an atheist. He was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness within his conservative family and followed the...

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Crafters of Metafilter, help me save this toy deer?

3 MONTHS AGO
I know it's ridiculous but there must be some way to revitalise it. Maybe I bedazzle it? Please help me with some ideas I just don't want to throw it out. This poor 30 year old deer is on it's last legs. However it's sentimental, is there something I...

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Post-holiday and future-holiday blues

3 MONTHS AGO
For some concrete reasons and some rather more nebulous ones, I am just really super sad that the holidays are over, and having a very hard time getting past it. What are some things I can do to shake off these blahs? How to properly grieve dying/dea...

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Christmas Eve Mystery

3 MONTHS AGO
Question of burning festive importance: what is Perry Como holding on the cover of his "Season's Greetings" Christmas album? As Mr. Rattery cued up this album to enjoy alongside our shortbread and tea, he asked a very reasonable question: what on ear...

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Last minute Stocking Stuffer present ideas needed for an 18 yo girl.

4 MONTHS AGO
My niece is staying with me this Christmas, like a good Aunt & Uncle we're giving her what every teenager wants, a chunk of cash for Christmas. But her pile of presents looks bare with just the envelope & card so I'want to put together a Chr...

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Need last minute help on a strange Christmas gift

4 MONTHS AGO
My wife and I are big fans of My Favorite Murder and by proxy, Mind Hunter. She brought up the fact that Ed Kemper at one point recorded a lot of audiobooks and that it would be so neat and creepy to have. I was hoping I could procure her something h...

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Christmas Cakes

4 MONTHS AGO
I am not cooking the meal this year, but am in charge of desserts. I have celiac disease, so cookies are difficult, but I can usually easily convert cakes to gluten free. Does anyone have any Christmas cakes they love? I'll probably do Bakewell tarts...

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Di Leo: A Farewell to Carson's, and the Assignment of Blame

12 HOURS AGO

For over a century, Chicagoans grew up with a signature memory: special days downtown, shopping at Marshall Field's and Carson's, the great rival retail giants down the block from each other on State Street. . Smaller stores came and went, bu...

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Barbara Bush had a complicated view of feminism and working mothers

17 HOURS AGO

President George W. Bush and family gather on Christmas Dec. 25, 2008 at Camp David, Maryland. Seated front row, Lauren Bush, Ashley Bush, Ellie LeBlond, Gigi Koch, Elizabeth Andrews, Marshall Bush, Pace Andrews, Walker Bush.

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Democrat Howard Dean and Republican Newt Gingrich speak, not spar, at ...

22 HOURS AGO

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and Ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich shake hands prior to the World Leaders Forum at Judson University in Elgin on Thursday. Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and Ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich shake hands prior to...

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City commission discusses concerns with code reports -

1 DAY AGO

After honoring the City Park Santa Claus Tuesday evening during a meeting with the Gallipolis City Commission, commissioners and officials discussed the nature of reports of city code enforcement and how those might be given in the future. " Beau wan...

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Senators challenge Joint Chiefs about 'Bad Santa,' general who cried 'fake news'

1 DAY AGO

Senators called out the Navy's top admiral and Marine Corps commandant Thursday for the bad behavior and inappropriate comments of officers in their command. The chastised members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff acknowledged mistakes, first reported...

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Family welcomes 14th son: 'I can't imagine not doing this'

1 DAY AGO

For many parents, the idea of 14 children might seem too overwhelming. But one Rockford, Michigan, family, says they were "destined" to have the family they do.

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Luis Alberto Urrea and the birth of his big new book, 'The House of Broken Angels'

1 DAY AGO

Author Luis Alberto Urrea enjoys a light moment before addressing members of the Mendez High School reading club in Boyle Heights in 2015. All Luis Alberto Urrea wanted to do was write a short tribute to his late sibling.

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An Old-School Tradition

1 MONTHS AGO
First-grade Christmas wreaths, crafted 34 years apart.

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Rome’s Famous Christmas Tree to Be Reborn as a Baby Nursing Station

3 MONTHS AGO
The tree, known as Spelacchio, or mangy, was dismantled Thursday, but the much-maligned spruce will live on, in the hearts of Romans, and in a book.

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The Befana Market, a Beloved Roman Tradition, Is Imperiled

3 MONTHS AGO
Italian families have long made pilgrimages to the Piazza Navona over the holidays, but the kid-magnet event has been wounded by politics, poor quality and delays.

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Epiphany Celebrations Around the World

3 MONTHS AGO
Christians see the official end to the Christmas holidays as Jan. 6, which commemorates the three kings’ visit to the baby Jesus.

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Christmas May Be Over, but Holiday Shopping Is Not

3 MONTHS AGO
In the last week of the year, called the 13th Month or the Second Season by retailers, e-commerce-fueled returns and gift cards send consumers back to buy more.

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The More the Merrier, and the Messier

3 MONTHS AGO
Tiny, tidy homes may be trendy, but mine is not that minimalist house. This is a big old house made for gathering, and particularly so at Christmas.

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Many Unhappy Returns? Online Holiday Shopping’s Big Hangover

3 MONTHS AGO
Boxing Day has a new meaning in the era of e-commerce: packing and shipping or lugging back stuff bought in those gleeful clicking sprees.

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9 Months Until Christmas

28 DAYS AGO
Goodness gracious! Another month has gone by and now there are only nine months left until Christmas. And I’ve got news! You would not believe how fast the walls went up on Santa’s new...

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10 Months Until Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
Hi everyone! Today marks the ten month mark to Christmas and you wouldn’t believe how busy things are here at the North Pole. Santa’s new workshop plans have created a big hole in the...

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11 Months Until Christmas

2 MONTHS AGO
Hi ho! Just 11 months from today…it’s Christmas Eve! Think about it: in just 11 months we’ll be live on the radio, tracking Santa all over again. I was in a meeting this week and we...

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All Play and No Work for Santa

3 MONTHS AGO
The month of January seems silly to some. Gone are the days of anticipation for Christmas and with that it seems Santa and the North Pole are forgotten. After the brief post-Christmas rush of thank...

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Santa Plans a New Workshop

3 MONTHS AGO
Santa announced today that a new workshop is planned to be constructed in 2018. Santa’s workshop has been remodeled many times since its construction more than 170 years ago. But never has it...

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A Fresh Start

3 MONTHS AGO
Tomorrow is a big day at the North Pole. We meet together in the first of our meetings to review the year gone by and to make plans for the year ahead. I have many things on my mind. InRead...

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North Celebrates a Wild Christmas

3 MONTHS AGO
It has been an eventful Christmas for folks at the North Pole — and the craziness just hasn’t stopped. The clouds parted just long enough for Santa and Mrs. Claus to enjoy a picture...

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Southwest sends apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jet

-1 DAYS AGO
Southwest has sent a letter of apology, a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine exploded. "Please accept our deepest apologies," Chairman Gary Kelly ...

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With Premier League title in the bag, Pep Guardiola finds new way to motivate Manchester City players

-1 DAYS AGO
Pep Guardiola has indicated pursuing a Premier League record points total may be the best way to keep his Manchester City players focused over the final five matches of the season. City are at home to Swansea on Sunday, having secured Guardiola's fir...

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How long will I be allowed to remain a Christian?

17 MINS AGO
That was the deeply dismaying question posed to me by a friend with four young children as we discussed the plight of the Christian faith in America and around the world. With each passing month, that shocking question becomes more relevant and even ...

Read more...

It started with a rose - how a couple's love of gardening plotted a staggering family success story Manchester Evening News

18 MINS AGO
The promise of a good spring and summer means more to the Bent family than most. Sunny days means fair-weather gardeners, and that means a trip to their garden centre. Bents, near Leigh, is admired across the UK as a temple to outdoor-inspired consum...

Read more...

New House Farm

22 MINS AGO
is a comfortable farmhouse offering traditional style Bed and Breakfast just three miles from the sea. It is set in the rural Mangerton Valley, near to the farm's own coarse fishing lake. The area is flanked by the beautiful rolling Dorset hills and ...

Read more...

Paul Burrell claims Diana would 'still be here today' if someone loved her like Harry loves Meghan Markle

35 MINS AGO
Burrell has compared Meghan and Harry's relationship to Charles and Diana's (Image: Tim Graham Photo Library) Read More Burrell also reportedly predicted Meghan would be pregnant by Christmas, following their May wedding. He said it was evident Harry...

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Prince William, Kate Are Also 'Touchy Feely' Like Harry, Meghan, Butler Says

36 MINS AGO
. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are so sweet in public compared to Prince William and Kate Middleton, but the latter have their PDA moments too. When Prince Harry and the "Suits" star made their first public appearance, they were photographed holdi...

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