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Part 2: Our Family Trip to Israel

Jaffa is the most ancient continuously inhabited city in Israel. For five thousand years, people have called it home. Jonah embarked on his adventure from these waters. Today, cranes soar over its old neighborhoods as new buildings are nestled in between old.

Sharing the Wonder of the Holy Land with a New Generation!   “Welcome to Israel!” The captain announces, “Welcome to Israel!” as our US Airways jet touches down, eliciting applause from first class ...

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Part 1: Our Family Trip to Israel

Here, Anita and Emma hold a Star of David, sewn and framed by Anita's mom while Anita visited Israel for the first time in the  1980s. Pictured left to right, Dwight, Anita, Emma and Hannah Widaman.

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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Study: Parents More Accepting of Gender Roles

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Men and women affirm more traditional family values after the birth of their first child, according to a study released this week. The study’s author, Australian professor and social scientist Janeen Baxter, ...

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Looking Beyond Wins & Losses

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Kansas City Royals Manager Dayton Moore on Faith and the Game The best hitters in Major League Baseball fail two-thirds of the time. This year’s World Series champion likely will lose 60 ...

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Successful Dad To-Do List

Rod and his wife, Janna, have been married almost 21 years and they have four children, Brooke (21), Derek (19), Jake (18) and Trent (14) and reside in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

For nearly 22 years, I’ve had the privilege of being called Dad and just a few days ago, my third (of four) child graduated from high school. As a young dad, I ...

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Keeping Dad Healthy

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In honor of Father’s Day this month, let’s take a deeper look at understanding heath, wellness, sickness and disease, especially as it relates to men. Men hold a very important role in ...

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Money Can’t Buy Her Love

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There is one thing that is universal-we all have a mother. As I contemplated this upcoming day of honoring mothers, I knew some of the reasons we celebrate mothers. They carried us ...

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Tim Tebow’s Mom to Speak May 30

Tim Tebow with mom, Pam.

Pam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow, will be the guest speaker Saturday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory Street, ...

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