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How to Have a Successful Retreat

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A retreat is a great way to bring your church or organization together. There are numerous themes you can choose. From women’s and men’s retreats to youth, leadership, couples, 50 plus, worship and more. ...

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Reflections on Father’s Day

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The third Sunday in June is observed each year in the United States as Father’s Day. The origins of this national event are not clear. Some records suggest the act of honoring ...

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The Other Holy Land: My Journey Across Jordan

The sun set behind the glowing amber hills of Wadi Rum in Jordan. It’s a vast and ancient desert that stretches across the Arabian Peninsula. We rounded a mountain-sized outcropping of stone ...

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Human Trafficking: Kansas City at Center of Dark World

By Phillip Cosby | We are witnessing an accelerating global cultural descent, where flesh is cheap and human slavery is back, flourishing and defined as human trafficking. The FBI reports that human ...

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How to Shop for the Right Bible

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Either for yourself or a gift, buying a bible is an important decision. The prospect of purchasing a Bible for oneself or as a gift, usually does not cause any anxiety in ...

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How Marriage Lifts Families Out of Poverty

The organization behind National Marriage Week USA (in February) makes the case that marriage must be part of the current political debate about income inequality and how to reduce poverty. “Today 53 ...

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Midwest Christian Education & Expo College Feb. 24

The Midwest Christian Education and College Expo returns in February with over 60 colleges, private K-12 schools from both Missouri and Kansas, and homeschooling resources. This is the 20th Annual Midwest Christian Education Expo ...

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One vote, one baby saved?

A reader commented on this page that the choice for Christians is to sit this election out and force the GOP to provide candidates we can support. Here is my response: You’ve ...

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Is Planet Aid Scamming You?

You’ve noticed them everywhere as they seemingly fill the landscape. They seem to pop-up over night and we’re not talking pot holes but those large, dirty yellow Planet Aid donations bins. Many retailers say ...

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What’s Going on in Kansas City?

Looking for something to do this fall in Kansas City or the surrounding area? Check out the Metro Voice Calendar, filled with hundreds of activities. Here’s just a few upcoming events.  For more ...

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The Value of Sleep

As the days begin to get shorter heading into the second half of the year, I would like to highlight the importance and value of sleep. It’s easy to stay up late ...

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Part 1: Our Family Trip to Israel

Why a journey to Israel is right for your family! There was an air of excitement in the crowd as we scurried in to find a place to stand. Anita and I, along ...

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Lee’s Summit Family in Trouble Over Purple Swing Set

A Lee’s Summit mom said Friday her homeowners association is threatening her with jail all because her children’s backyard swing set was painted purple—more than two years ago. Marla Stout says the homeowners ...

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“Throwed Rolls” Causes Food Fight

An iconic Southern Missouri Restaurant is under fire–over tossed food. If you’ve ever driven through the Ozarks you can’t miss one restaurant’s signs, menu, advertising and local lore clearly stating it is “The Home of ...

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Prayer-focused ‘War Room’ opens Aug. 28

The director who helped bring “Courageous,” “Fireproof” and “Facing the Giants” to the big screen has a big goal for his next film: He wants to see Christians change the way they ...

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