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Have a Flu-Free Winter

flu season

Have you ever wondered why everyone seems to get sick more often in the winter? There is actually very good reason for that, so let’s learn why so we can prevent colds ...

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Cool to be Kosher

kosehr food chart

What does it mean to be kosher? And truthfully, does it really even matter? If we love Jesus, we don’t have to follow those Old Testament laws, right? Isn’t that legalistic? The ...

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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

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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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

dad and son

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


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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