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Part 2: Our Family Trip to Israel

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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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

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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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“Throwed Rolls” Causes Food Fight

An iconic Southern Missouri Restaurant is under fire–over tossed food. If you’ve ever driven through the Ozarks you can’t miss one restaurant’s signs, menu, advertising and local lore clearly stating it is “The Home of ...

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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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Living Waters Canoe Ministry Makes a Splash

Canoeing Popular With Families and Church Groups. With snow on the ground in January, it’s hard to imagine why eight Christian men would want to canoe a clear Ozark river. The temperature ...

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Successful Dad To-Do List

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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The Sun is Our Friend

Genesis 1:16 tells us “God made two great lights – the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night.” Just as God made plants, animals and ...

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How Aquaponics helps Trash Mountain people

By Mollyanne Gibson |   I traveled with Trash Mountain Project to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to build an aquaponics system at Amor Fe y Esperanza school for a week in February. It was ...

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New Year’s Celebration for Singles

By Dwight Widaman | It is often said that loneliness is not an absence of people but an absence of purpose; and that once you find your purpose, you will attract the ...

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Which Denomination Lives Longest?

Dan Buettner is a best-selling author on the subject of human longevity. He has been working with National Geographic to identify the population groups that live longest. The question arose: Which denomination ...

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Ring in the Season With a Branson Christmas Getaway

If you’re looking for an easy trip to get in the holiday mood, Branson is just for you! By Dwight Widaman Like many families, memories of trips to Branson frame some of ...

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Passages Exhibit is Thrill Ride of Amazing Journey of God’s Word

New Exhibit in Springfield Explores God’s Word and How it Came to be with Must-See Artifacts and Some of the World’s Oldest Bibles   By Dwight Widaman |   Throughout history, the ...

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Winds of Change and Setting Goals

By Linda Fields | The Joseph Company Take a look at the direction you’re going with your professional goals in comparison to the plans you made for the year. What are your ...

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Most Popular Internet Searches by State

By Dwight Widaman | The game is over Kansas and Missouri! We’ve been looking at your most popular Internet searches, and the results are funny and alarming! We were helped with the ...

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Challenges Are a Given. How Do You Respond?

By Linda Fields | The Joseph Company When you create a plan, plan for a success! Start with the basics of proper planning by stating your desired outcome, listing the resources you ...

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Some of Our Favorite Church Signs

We think these church sings are pretty funny. What do you think? Have a favorite? Post it to our Facebook page. Click the Kansas City Facebook page on the right of this ...

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Conference Focuses on Equipping for the Spiritual and Financial Solutions of the Local Church

CHICAGO | Christian News Service | The Christian Education Foundations is hosting a conference August 6 — 7, 2014 to equip pastors and their church leadership for increasing tithing in their local church. ...

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Got a Problem? Create a Solution!

By Linda Fields | The Joseph Company To exercise your entrepreneur muscle, let’s look at three ways you can begin to bring solutions to the table by revisiting the definition of an ...

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Being Faithful in the Age of Facebook

What can you do to protect your relationships By Joanne Brokaw | More than 35 years ago, when he was a teenager, Mike Parker met Mark Henderson while on an 800-mile road ...

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Developing an Entrepreneurial Spirit

Does Your Work Matter? By Linda Fields |   To develop your entrepreneurial spirit, your first priority is to understand if, and how, it matters. For decades there has been a schism ...

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Apple launches gay “meet-up” app Rated for Kids 12 and Older

Apple has approved a gay social networking app that claims to be safe for children as young as 12, and aims to lead adults, teens and tweens to places that are “clean, ...

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Olympians for Christ Have Balanced Perspective

Several of this winter’s athletes find their true strength in the Lord   By Zachary Abate | (WNS)–On Feb. 7 the Sochi Winter Olympics will kick off, complete with political intrigue, security concerns, ...

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Tax changes to hit families, businesses hard

by Alan R. Jones, C.P.A. |  Well, Christmas has come and gone, and now the thoughts of many families and small businesses turn to their “favorite” time of year, tax filing season. ...

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The New Year and Charitable Giving Strategies

By Connie Hougland | When the calendar rolls over to a new year, one of the last things we may want to think about is charitable giving. We are just coming off ...

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