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Youth Court provides options, experience to young offenders

September is National Youth Court Month, and Topeka Youth Project is celebrating 15 years of providing Youth Court to Topeka/Shawnee County youth. This program is youth-led and youth-driven by 13- to 18-year-old ...

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Inside MyPillow inventor Mike Lindell’s transformation

Millions of Americans know Mike Lindell from his popular commercials for MyPillow, but many people are likely unaware of the iconic pillow magnate’s incredible backstory of overcoming addiction, finding faith and using ...

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Should we have great expectations in marriages?

I have many occasions in which I am able to see marriages at their worst. What would be more accurate to say is, “I see people at their worst in their marriages.” ...

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Getting the taxman out of your retirement — Part 2

Last month, in part one of this article, we discussed how you might be in a lower tax bracket in retirement, but pay a higher tax rate. In this article, we’ll look ...

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C5Alive Luncheons to Feature Scott Perkins at the Zoo; Hal Smith & Pastor Appreciation

Scott Perkins will be the featured speaker at the September C5Alive Luncheon, to be held September 12, 11:30am to 1pm at the Topeka Zoo’s Gary Clarke Education Room. Perkins is known as ...

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Supreme Court says “Right to life” means right to abortion

The Kansas Supreme Court’s recent Hodes & Nauser abortion decision, finding the right to abortion in our Kansas constitution, resulted in many changes — some ironic, and others alarming. The court ironically ...

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What is the truth about dinosaurs?

Does God exist?  How can anyone believe in religion when science has neither a need nor a place for God?  Is evolution happening today? What is the truth about dinosaurs? If God ...

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Ways to make the world a better place for seniors

By 2050, the population of seniors (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is ...

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‘8 Days’ Director: Trump ‘Has done more to fight’ human trafficking than Obama, leftists

Anti-human trafficking leader Jaco Booyens said at Turning Point USA’s High School Leadership Summit on Thursday that he could not “get the radical left” or the “Obama White House” to fight human ...

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How to teach your kids to live a healthy lifestyle

Five years ago, our family lifestyle was not healthy. We ate dessert every night and spent so much time in front of the TV that weekend movie nights increasingly became an extensive ...

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Dave Says – Getting motivated

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Getting motivated Dear Dave, My ...

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Singer loses half her tongue to cancer but that doesn’t stop her from praising God

When a Las Vegas singer had her doctors tell her that she had been diagnosed with tongue cancer, she wasn’t exactly sure how she could continue her career as a singer, actor ...

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Local pastor/missionary to be recognized for lifetime achievement

Rev. Max Manning, one of the original founders of Topeka Rescue Mission, has been serving the Kingdom of God since the 1950s. The pastor and missionary is the Director of Global Missions, ...

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LIFE LESSONS FROM A LITTLE ONE – Real Prayers

Life lessons. We were out of town visiting family as the adults talked and Zechariah and his cousin played in the other room. I stood in the kitchen, attempting to engage in ...

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Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons thankful for ‘amazing journey’ in his relationship with Christ

As the Denver Broncos opened training camp this year, safety Justin Simmons is in an interesting position: coming off the best season of his career and entering a contract year. Simmons started ...

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Deciding on the perfect layout for your home

If you’ve ever been on the hunt for a new home, you already know there’s a lot of important factors to consider. You’ve got to think about your family needs, lifestyle, budget, ...

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Getting the taxman out of your retirement — Part 1

One of the most overlooked, but perhaps most important, aspects of retirement income planning is taxes and how they relate to Social Security. Taxation on Social Security benefits works differently than other ...

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Tips for managing caregiver boredom

It can be mentally and emotionally taxing to be a caregiver, especially when the care being given is for a loved one. Family caregivers often put their regular lives on hold to ...

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What’s happening with my adult children?

Maybe you are a parent with teenagers or adult children that are living destructive lives.  Can you identify with this dad and mom? “Pastor Miller, thanks for coming over on short notice.  ...

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Local officials learning tax hikes doom consumer spending

City and county officials in Johnson County recently told the Kansas City Star they are ‘puzzled’ by sluggish sales tax collections and consumer spending. They shouldn’t be.  Local officials should realize the obvious. Kansans ...

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The Aging Brain: How lower connectivity plays a role

New research shows that brain network in the brain gradually become less interconnected and resistant to disruption as we age. The areas of the brain that function in cognition and focus are ...

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Can the church participate in political debate?

A public debate has started concerning the Kansas Supreme Court, who recently found the right to an abortion in the Kansas State Constitution. Is the church legally restricted from participating in the ...

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Nigerians cry foul after policemen felled by Nigerian Army

Nigerians are recoiling in shock about the killing of three Nigerian cops last week at the hands of Nigerian army. This week U.S. critics of the Nigerian government and human rights advocates ...

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NAMI Topeka presents Family-to-Family mental health education class

Mental health advocates say the community must end the stigma attached to mental illness in order for people to get the help they need. NAMI Topeka, part of the National Alliance on ...

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Kansas announces “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.” campaign

The Kansas Department of Transportation says alcohol and drugs are involved in 40% of crash deaths on Kansas roads. That’s why local and state police agencies across the state Thursday begin an ...

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