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LIFE LESSONS FROM A LITTLE ONE – Receiving

Christmas has come and gone and it’s now when we often reflect on the season, the year, lessons learned and maybe lessons lost. It’s always been important to me that my son ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Things I didn’t get for Christmas

Christmas has come and gone and I have to say that it was a very good year. All six of my kids were at my home for Christmas, the first time that’s ...

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ANALYSIS: The truth about the Kansas Republican women switching parties

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In recent days 3 legislators and one soon to be former legislator announced that they either have switched, or will be switching their political affiliation from the Republican to the Democrat Party. ...

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Kansas City, prohibition and the FBI Part II: The Union Station Massacre in Context

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Where Prohibition was intended to tamp down the violence of alcohol, in Kansas City it escalated the it. At the Democratic Convention, Kansas City had made it known that alcohol and gambling ...

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How Kansas City Changed the FBI

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There was a time when the FBI strictly investigated and helped transfer federal prisoners across neighboring jurisdictions. Contrary to Hollywood images, the presence of Eliot Ness with submachine gun under one arm, ...

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Giving children a Biblical response to transgender questions

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In early December Good Morning America interviewed an 11-year-old boy who said he was transgender and transitioning into a girl. The popular program encouraged and even applauded the goals of the child. ...

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LIFE LESSONS FROM A LITTLE ONE – Believe

Zechariah is a snuggly and lovable kid when it comes to his momma. He runs to me with excitement when he’s happy; he calls out to me when scared. He cries to ...

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The Other Side of Christmas

This past year my wife lost her mother and my children lost a grandmother. Christmas can be a time of loss and sorrow and thought this might be a help to all ...

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Christian revival: This season, Donald Trump brings faith in God back to the Presidency

I don’t expect Donald Trump to announce a transition into the ministry any time soon. But the man has really turned things around in the aftermath of Obama, with regard to invoking ...

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LIFE LESSONS FROM A LITTLE ONE – Integrity

“But I don’t wanna do my homework, Mommy!” Looking around the messy kitchen and lacking the motivation to clean it or cook dinner, I made my son a deal. Mommy does the ...

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Cierra: Hillcrest came through for me

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It is through the dedicated support of individuals like you that Hillcrest is able to change the lives of homeless individuals, youth and families. We are providing hope and a future to those ...

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Sin. The Reason for the Season.

Legendary country singer Johnny Cash is one of many artists that have recorded the famous Christmas carol, Silent Night.  I can usually get the first verse by memory, but the second I ...

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When did the Second World War really start?

Today, December 7, we remember the 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor – the date recognized as the entry of the United States into the Second World War. This summer we will mark ...

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Pearl Harbor, General MacArthur and the rhyme of history

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I was born December 5, 1941, two days before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into the Second World War. Many years later I could hardly believe ...

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How can the church use the visual arts to glorify the Lord?

As Christians we sometimes have relegated the visual arts to the very fringe of life. We often dismiss our own creativity as impractical to the work of evangelism. But is this what ...

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