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The offer of a new life to begin a new year

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The new year is an opportunity for a new start.  I once heard about a leader that regularly took a block of time in December to engage in planning and goal setting ...

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8 New Year’s Resolutions for Christians

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New Year’s resolutions can seem, overall, pretty silly. No one ever sticks to them, no matter what plan or goal they set for themselves. Those 100 new members at your gym the ...

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Former atheist says trees point to God

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A popular author says there’s much more than what your eye sees when you look at a tree. And it points to God. Trees have a deep spiritual significance and help explain ...

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What Is Conservative American Nationalism?

Circumstances change; core principles do not. The country’s oldest foreign-policy tradition still finds its home on the right. What Is Conservative American Nationalism? Underneath all of the day-to-day tumult, for both critics ...

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Will Virginia force high-density housing on neighborhoods?

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A Democratic lawmaker in Virginia wants to force communities to build high-density housing. A package of legislative measures was introduced in the Virginia General Assembly that would overrule local zoning rules and force the ...

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Missionary shares 10 things Christians need to know about Muslims

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Christians have been asking many questions about Muslims.  Who are they and what do they believe? Do all Muslims sanction violence?  Most importantly, what attitude should Christians have toward them?  Why do ...

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Tofu for Christmas?!

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Thinking of the increased stress we can feel during the holiday due to the attacks on Christmas itself, in particular the push to wipe out the focus of Christ.  This movement to ...

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It’s possible to celebrate the season without debt

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Nearly one in 10 Americans is still paying off debt from Christmas shopping – in 2018. Even with the strongest economy in 50 years, many consumer still purchase more than they can ...

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What was so significant about the virgin birth?

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The centerpiece of the Christmas season is the birth of Jesus.  Popular Christmas songs, various figurine displays and holiday sermons all make it prominent.  But what is it about Jesus’ birth specifically, ...

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Rep. Sharice Davids claims impeachment facts ‘uncontested’

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Rep. Sharice Davids has indicated that she will vote for the Democrat’s articles of impeachment against President Trump. Davids, who was elected to the Kansas 3rd Congressional District in 2018, ran as ...

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Ghost towns of Kansas City

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The Kansas City area is dotted with old towns and ghost towns, some with distinct evidence of their existence, while others have faded away completely. Their histories, however, remain. Because of the ...

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Are evangelicals who support Trump fools?

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In a lengthy op-ed piece for the Christian Post, Chris Thurman claims that “evangelicals who support Donald Trump are being both blind and foolish to do so.” Therefore “labeling them as such ...

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What do Blue Zones and successful families have in common?

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We hear often of the breakdown of families. What about the rebuilding? Recently I’ve been reading a book by Dan Buettner called The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the ...

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Will Congress finally hang up on Robocalls?

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It doesn’t matter whether you have a landline or a mobile phone. Robocalls can ring you up anytime, anywhere. And if it weren’t for the Democrat focus on impeachment this fall, a ...

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Latest Medicaid expansion plan riddled with red flags & a ‘scam’

The latest Medicaid expansion plan has too many red flags without even getting to the program itself. Like other states, Kansas is unlikely to have the federal government approve the partial expansion. Yet ...

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Two prayers George taught us in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

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What can the prayers of George Bailey teach us? The movie classic It’s a Wonderful Life has been a meaningful part of the American Christmas tradition for decades. Aired on primetime television ...

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Bible stories – What happens when we refuse to thank God?

The Bible is my favorite book.  I love to read it and hear it read.  It is filled with compelling stories.  One in particular is about a man who had been born ...

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Avoid arguments at Thanksgiving, point others to Christ

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As Thanksgiving approaches, you are likely to be surrounded by a few (or maybe many) family members who you would love to see trust in Christ. However, when conversations about the Savior ...

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The Pilgrims and the truth about good immigration

In 1620, the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. That’s it for most people. There’s no more story to it nor is there anything added outside of Squanto saved them and the first ...

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Qatar has emerged as a safe haven for jihadists

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If you watch any television, you’ve probably seen the commercials. Qatar Airlines touts itself as a modern, western airline with global reach offering passengers unparalleled comfort. But the airline is owned by ...

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A split in the pro-life movement

A split in the pro-life movement was evident during a recent joint Kansas House and Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee hearing. The legislative committee focused on a Kansas Supreme court decision, ...

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As the British attack, Francis Scott Key writes Star Spangled Banner

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September 14, 1814 started out as a bad day for the United States of America. That’s the day British soldiers burned the White House and the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., one ...

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Cameron, Mo., football coach under fire for prayers at games

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Another football team is under scrutiny for its coach-led prayers. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) said it received a complaint from someone in the Cameron, Mo., community concerning the alleged actions ...

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New Tivoli Theater may struggle to regain art house film fans

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The story of Kansas City’s premiere Art House cinema is, in recent memory, one of great sadness. Tivoli Cinemas closed its doors back in April of this year to much surprise as ...

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Does the Left truly hate America?

Does the Left truly hate America? It was a tale of two flags, a tale of two anthems:  Earlier in the year, Nike announced that they would be selling a Betsy Ross Flag ...

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