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Not your parent’s VBS! Summer tradition makes a comeback

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Vacation Bible School — better known as VBS — is back as one of the most popular church programs in America after a few years of decline. Back in the 1890s, a pair ...

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What was in Billy Graham’s will?

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“Defend the faith” Billy Graham tells his children and grandchildren in the will he left behind. His last will and testament has been revealed to the public for the first time and ...

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Jennie Finch takes bold stand over ‘DWTS’ song: ‘I want to glorify God’

Olympic athlete and “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Jennie Finch last week refused to perform to a popular new Janelle Monae track, ‘Make Me Feel,’ citing her Christian faith and desire to honor ...

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OVERCOMING OBSTACLES – Life Lessons from a Little One

My son and I like to build obstacle courses throughout the house. We overturn chairs, move furniture, repurpose pillows and clutter the floors with whatever large objects we can find. But the ...

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Bus driver gives confidence to little girl who lost her mom to cancer

A bus driver has stepped in to braid a little girl’s hair after the girl’s mom died of a rare disease. The 11-year-old girl in Utah now has a newfound sense of ...

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4 ways to raise discerning children in an entertainment-crazed culture

It never was a good idea to let children watch television without some parental input or supervision, but more and more, it’s becoming a downright bad one. The series Andi Mack in ...

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Don’t break the bank when celebrating Christmas

Christmas changed – a lot – when my husband and I had children. The first few years, we wanted to make sure our daughter (now almost 8) had the very best of ...

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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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Grandparenting: 6 things to pass on!

Grandparenting.  It’s a great thing.  I’ve got two little grandkids of my own, and we are having a blast.  I remember the moment that the first little one came home.  It was ...

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Time for Grandparent Power!

Sept. 23 conference highlights our times as defining moment for the influence found in a grandparent. By Dr. Ken Canfield | National Association for Grandparenting   How important is it for us ...

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Love, forgiveness and shoeboxes in Rwanda

Operation Christmas Child volunteers spread the love of Jesus in Africa with shoeboxes. By Allison Gibeson There are many moments from a recent Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution trip to Rwanda that ...

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Secret Keeper Girl puts princess culture into perspective for tween girls

Is “princess culture” harming young girls? Research featured in The Washington Post in 2016 indicates it is. As the Post wrote, the princess culture “suggests that a girl’s most valuable asset is ...

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City Union Mission faces budget shortfall

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Even a break in the summer heat does little to ease the burdens of those in our community who are homeless and living in poverty.  Officials at City Union Mission say the recent ...

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Kansas City’s homeless children get to attend summer camp thru Camp CUMCITO

City Union Mission’s Camp CUMCITO Provided Wholesome Fun for Hundreds of Homeless and Disadvantaged Kansas City Children This summer, 475 boys and girls attended City Union Mission’s Camp CUMCITO.  From disadvantaged or homeless families, ...

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Great American Family Campout is July 30 & 31 in Shawnee Mission Park

What could be better than a family campout right here in Johnson County? Come join us for the ninth annual Great American Family Campout and enjoy a rare opportunity to sleep under ...

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