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Here’s some good news: God still cares

It’s easy to focus on what is wrong right now. Yet, God is not sitting on the sidelines. He is at work, as He always is, showing mercy and granting help. So, ...

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When good men do nothing

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What happens when good men do nothing? Edmund Burke said: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” In the 1930’s, the likes of ...

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What my parents taught me: Lessons for a year in crisis

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It was tumultuous much like today. The United States again sent their sons to fight a war far away in Korea. At home, distrust was high with the Cold War. Polio raged ...

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Media exposed for using term ‘Chinese virus’ long before Trump

President Donald Trump is being criticized for his use of the terms “Chinese” and “Wuhan” when he describes the virus which originated in Wuhan, China.  The harshest criticism comes not only from ...

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When your boy wants to identify as a girl

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I have been writing this column since 2006 and there is one topic I have never written on – transgenderism. What do you do if your boy wants to identify as a girl? ...

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Let’s stop the coronavirus hysteria

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We’re at hysteria levels.  Just over a year ago, long before the term coronavirus had entered our collective vocabularies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in just a few ...

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In times of crisis, your neighborhood is the mission field

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Sometimes, emergencies and times of crisis present service and mission opportunities that might not exist in normal circumstances.  Many people tend to be more open to spiritual matters during troubling times like ...

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Lent and the spiritual benefits of nature walks

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What do nature walks have to do with Lent? Each year during Lent we try to imitate Jesus’ time of fasting and prayer by making various sacrifices, denying ourselves our favorite foods ...

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How can you follow Jesus and support Donald Trump?

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Like many, I’m perplexed by the divide in the Christian community over President Trump — but I’m not surprised. The media is fueling lies, and the world is listening. This was demonstrated ...

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When we make men into gods

What happens when we make men into gods? When I was a teenager, I loved playing basketball.  Dr. J and Michael Jordan were my favorite NBA players.  While living in Colorado, I ...

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American life expectancy is on the rise for first time since 2014

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that Americans’ life expectancy rose for the first time since 2014. Two of the main reasons were declines in the number of ...

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While US candidates push ‘Medicare for all,’ Canadians want private insurance

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About 56% of people in the United States favor “Medicare for all,” according to polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation out last week. That’s an increase of 3 percentage points from last ...

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Barna study: Pastors worried about reaching young people

Just over a week after leaders of a Minnesota church were accused of trying to get rid of older adult members from one of their campuses in an effort to attract a ...

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When time runs out; Kobe Bryant 1978-2020

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Sunday, Jan. 26, players from the Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs allowed their first 24-seconds of possession at the start of their game to run out in honor of No. 24, ...

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Time for a baggage check

I have baggage. Lots of it. While some people like to clean out their clutter in the spring, January is my time to toss out anything unnecessary. When I start going through ...

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Impeached or Trumped?

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This December, Speaker Pelosi led most of her party in passing very partisan articles of impeachment. The House rushed through the process for Trump  to be impeached because the danger was so ...

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In Iowa caucus mess, Democrats fumble first election of 2020

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The Democrat Party’s first big showing in the 2020 election has been an unmitigated disaster with the Iowa caucus. On Sunday, a highly anticipated poll of likely Iowa Democratic caucus-goers was scuttled ...

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Coronavirus situation ‘critical,’ Chinese pastor reveals in letter to world

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As countries around the world issue travel bans on passengers coming from China, a pastor living in the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak has written a  letter to the world. He’s ...

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Convicted pedophile released, ‘no longer deemed threat’ because he says he’s a woman

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If you were one of those inquiring souls who was wondering just how crazy the transgender phenomenon could get, the answer to that question may have just surfaced in the Des Moines ...

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House & Senate committees recommend state constitutional amendment

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Interest was high at the Legislative hearing discussing the “Value Them Both” pro-life constitutional amendment to the Kansas State Constitution.  A recent Kansas House and Senate Federal and State Affairs Joint Committee ...

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Holocaust Remembrance Day is a call to action

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Millions around the world are remembering the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. That liberation, seared into the history of humankind, took place Jan. ...

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Grace in the New Year

As 2020 begins, let me offer up something for all — show more grace. I can offer grace and hope you can do the same. Remember too that you don’t know what ...

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After record drought, Sea of Galilee sees miracle of record rain

This week, as I was reading Israeli news headlines, an article grabbed my attention: “Galilee just six feet away from maximum capacity!” I was ecstatic. For many in Israel, the Galilee level ...

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Former Iranian hostages pen letter of thanks to President Trump

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[Editor’s note: In 1979 Kevin Hermening, Michael H. Howland, David M. Roeder and Rodney “Rocky” Sickmann were among the 52 Americans hostages held by the Revolutionary Guard after the U.S. Embassy was ...

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Pro-life supporters and abortion opponents have reason to be optimistic

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As thousands of pro-life demonstrators fill the streets of downtown Washington on January 24 for the annual March for Life, optimism and uncertainty will both be present in abundance. Forty-seven years after ...

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