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LIFE LESSONS FROM A LITTLE ONE – “Knowing Him”

I long for greater nearness with Jesus every day of my life. From the very beginning of my adult conversion I’ve recognized that there is so much He’s delivered and rescued me ...

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Niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. responds to Omarosa

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 I’ve been praying hard about the Omarosa situation. A colleague and I had an opportunity to sit down with her at the White House earlier in the year. I also had a few ...

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IRS continues warning on impersonation scams

With tax season completed, the Internal Revenue Service has warned taxpayers to remain vigilant for phishing emails and telephone scams. Summertime tends to be a favorite period for scammers because many taxpayers ...

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JUST A MINUTE with the Country Parson

Hello neighbor.  It’s your country parson. The other night around the dining room table, my sister shared a recent event at her house.  She had taken some things downstairs to put into ...

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Weird details in Bill Hybels’ sex scandal should lead churches to make changes

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Once again, a well-known pastor and scandal is making headlines across the country. And, as is too often the case, the story is about sexual misconduct and even sexual abuse. Bill Hybels, ...

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What is America’s Future?

Clay Center, Kansas – President Abraham Lincoln once said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”  An ancient prayer from the ...

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Dave Says: Expenses, Not Income

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey. Dear Dave, I bring home $4,100 a month ...

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Conservatism Works: Trump Economy Offers Most Jobs in History

When Donald Trump won the presidential election, the doomsayers came out in droves. “Experts” predicted the worst: A crashing economy. Skyrocketing unemployment. Years of joblessness. Instead, the exact opposite is now happening. ...

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The Disturbing Shift Towards Socialism

Democrat primary wins are indicating that the Democrat Party is unapolgetically moving towards socialism. The following is from an editorial published in oThe Washington Post: Democrats want to talk about Republicans living ...

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GUARDING OUR EYES – Life Lessons from a Little One

We are surrounded with images devised to stimulate our senses and desensitize our minds. Cartoons, video games, movies and even commercials are filled with impure imagery that most of us are accustomed ...

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Even the Devil Believes in God – HOPE FOR TODAY by Clint Decker

“I believe in God.”  I have heard the statement many times in my years as a minister in rural communities across the Great Plains.  The regular at the local bar, the businessman, ...

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How to navigate the ‘deep water’ of social media

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Social media often comes across as being less about being ‘social’ and more about the ‘me’ in media. Even the term ‘selfies’ reflects this as we capture moments of our lives in ...

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American media outnumbers protest in awkward reporting

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Cable news outlets reported it as a huge planned protest with thousands expected to fill the streets against President Trump during his appearance at the NATO summit. “Make Peace Great Again” organizers ...

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Dave Says: Postpone the Marriage?

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Postpone the Marriage?   Dear Dave, My ...

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BE THE BLESSING – Life Lessons from a Little One

My son has a keen eye when we are driving places. He’s always looking out the window and studying the surroundings passing us by. He’s really good at spotting people in need ...

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