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Ministry helps combat ‘epidemic’ of fatherlessness

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Sean Teis, who was abandoned by his father at a young age, calls fatherlessness a national epidemic. “The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that fatherless children are at dramatically ...

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MOPS rebrands as MomCO after 50 years of service

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MOPS International is making a big change after 50 years serving young moms with encouragement. The organization will now be known as MomCo. In a press release, the group said the rebranding ...

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On World Down Syndrome Day, dad cannot imagine life without his daughter

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In a post that appeared at The Atlantic, “A Generational Shift in Understanding Life With Down Syndrome,” Educator Theo Malekin does an admirable job in helping us understand how much attitudes have changed ...

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Lawmaker accuses Mayor Lucas of “grooming” children

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A Missouri lamaker is voicing concern after Kansas City leaders read a book promoting transgenderism to children for National Reading Day. Videos posted on Twitter and TikTok showed Mayor Quinton Lucas, city ...

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Super Bowl rally shooting shows need for strong fathers, Chiefs kicker says

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Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker is challenging men to step up in the wake of the deadly shooting at the team’s Super Bowl rally last month. “I had to do a ...

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The Rabbit hOle children’s literature experience now open in North KC

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Just in time for spring break, local parents have an innovative new option for family outings. The Rabbit hOle, the Kansas City “Explor-a-storium” that’s been in the works for the past eight years, ...

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The Little War exhibit at National War I Museum shows Great War from children’s perspective

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World War I took a heavy toll, not only on the soldiers who fought but also on the families who waited for them at home. The Little War, a new exhibit that ...

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Larry Boy returns in Veggie Tales movie

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Christian parents who grew up watching Veggie Tales now are sharing the popular shows with their own kids. The producers, Big Idea Content Group and Kingstone Studios, have announced that a new ...

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Woman killed at Chiefs parade is identified

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Kansas City authorities have released the name of a woman killed at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl celebration. Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a mother of two from Overland Park, was killed during the ...

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“Bring All Dads Back Home”: Super Bowl commercial on behalf of hostages

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Amid the usual promotions for beer, fast food and cars, a commercial during Sunday evening’s Super Bowl encouraged the release of hostages taken during the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel. In ...

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Churches must tackle porn, says app founder

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The use of pornography has become a “civilizational crisis” that churches need to address, according to Ronald DeHaas, founder and CEO of the accountability app Covenant Eyes. DeHaas, who also serves as ...

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“Touched by an Angel” star writes children’s book based on her childhood

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Being a child is harder than ever in today’s secular culture. Actress Roma Downey, who starred in the hit television show “Touched by an Angel,” is helping make the journey easier with ...

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Everybody Must Get Stoned?

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Was Bob Dylan correct when he penned the famous lyrics “everybody must get stoned?” Deuteronomy 21:18-21 might lead us to believe that stoning our children is a good idea. Deuteronomy 21.18-21: “Suppose ...

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Social media made billions in advertising targeting kids

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Social media conglomerates earned nearly $11 billion from advertising targeting children. Of that, almost $2 billion in ad revenue came from users under the age of 12. YouTube earned the most ad ...

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Missouri homeschoolers may get more access to public schools

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Missouri state Sen. Ben Brown of Washington has pre-filed a bill that would allow homeschooled students to participate in public school activities. It has been coupled with provisions rolling back state oversight ...

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Slavic Gospel Association giving “stars of hope” to children in Israel, Ukraine

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Hope is in short supply this year for many children caught in the wars raging in Israel and Ukraine. American Christians are supporting the annual Christmas campaign called Immanuel’s Child that will deliver ...

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Area church gives presents to kids touched by violence

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Christmas can be a difficult time for children whose lives have been affected by violence. On Sunday volunteers at United Believers Community Church in Kansas City gave away more than 100 presents so ...

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Repetition to Revelation

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I was bored and bothered. That Christmas Eve I read the Nativity story in Luke 2 to our two daughters again just as I had for years. I reasoned there must be ...

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Unconventional answers

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“I know you know!” the seven-year-old insisted. Large snowflakes melted on the windshield as I drove with my grandson to the pharmacy near our house. “Pleeease,” he begged. “Just tell me. The ...

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Snow didn’t deter the only gift our family could give Jesus on Christmas Day

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Many years ago Anita and I had planned to take our pre-teen daughters to the local nursing home on Christmas Day, distribute goodies and carol the residents. The idea didn’t go over ...

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Hamas breaks ceasefire with attacks on Israel

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Hamas on Friday broke the ceasefire with a barrage of rocket attacks on Israeli cities. Video showed a stream of rockets lighting the early morning sky as Israelis were roused from their ...

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Revealed: Hamas tortured the children

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Children held hostage by Hamas were branded by having their legs burned by a motorcycle exhaust pipe, it’s been revealed. The torture was done so the kids would be easily recognizable should ...

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Kirk Cameron shares message of love in new children’s book

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At a time of rising hate, actor and author Kirk Cameron is sharing a message of love with young readers. “The Fox, the Fair and the Invention Scare,” released this week by ...

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I’m adopted

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Four things I’ve learned about being adopted. “What do I have to be thankful for? My own dad didn’t want me.” Thanksgiving was creeping closer, and I had just unleashed that question ...

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The Beauty of Adult Adoption

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Fourteen years ago, one day before Thanksgiving Day, I became Bill Dillon’s daughter with the banging of a gavel. As my dad smiled and gave his eighteen-year-old daughter a side hug, a ...

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