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How Marriage Lifts Families Out of Poverty

The organization behind National Marriage Week USA (in February) makes the case that marriage must be part of the current political debate about income inequality and how to reduce poverty. “Today 53 ...

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Grandparenting: 6 things to pass on!

Grandparenting.  It’s a great thing.  I’ve got two little grandkids of my own, and we are having a blast.  I remember the moment that the first little one came home.  It was ...

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Time for Grandparent Power!

Sept. 23 conference highlights our times as defining moment for the influence found in a grandparent. By Dr. Ken Canfield | National Association for Grandparenting   How important is it for us ...

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Love, forgiveness and shoeboxes in Rwanda

Operation Christmas Child volunteers spread the love of Jesus in Africa with shoeboxes. By Allison Gibeson There are many moments from a recent Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution trip to Rwanda that ...

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Secret Keeper Girl puts princess culture into perspective for tween girls

Is “princess culture” harming young girls? Research featured in The Washington Post in 2016 indicates it is. As the Post wrote, the princess culture “suggests that a girl’s most valuable asset is ...

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City Union Mission faces budget shortfall

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Even a break in the summer heat does little to ease the burdens of those in our community who are homeless and living in poverty.  Officials at City Union Mission say the recent ...

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Kansas City’s homeless children get to attend summer camp thru Camp CUMCITO

City Union Mission’s Camp CUMCITO Provided Wholesome Fun for Hundreds of Homeless and Disadvantaged Kansas City Children This summer, 475 boys and girls attended City Union Mission’s Camp CUMCITO.  From disadvantaged or homeless families, ...

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Great American Family Campout is July 30 & 31 in Shawnee Mission Park

What could be better than a family campout right here in Johnson County? Come join us for the ninth annual Great American Family Campout and enjoy a rare opportunity to sleep under ...

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City Union Mission needs volunteers for Summer camp

It takes hundreds of caring volunteers to provide a safe and wholesome camping experience for children from some of Kansas City’s most impoverished neighborhoods at City Union Mission’s Camp CUMCITO.  Currently a shortage of volunteers ...

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Metro area packed with summer activities for the entire family

Summer vacation doesn’t mean families have to plan spectacular trips to the beach or a grand tour of roller coasters. Families can plan spectacular summer breaks right here at home with the ...

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Obama administration redefines biology with transgender lawsuit

In a move that already has a majority of the nation’s states saying they’ll join in a move to fight the Obama administration, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the Justice Department will ...

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Number of foster children served by MBCH on rise

Booming business for the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home means that more children are experiencing a crisis at home, but if someone has to take care of children in need, MBCH is happy ...

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Orphans bring Kansas couple to Swaziland

Swaziland, a small, landlocked monarchy in southern Africa, is a long way from Buhler, Kan. However, Tracy and Becky Spencer plan to build their second home in that nation – this one ...

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Bronco thankful and spends $1800 on newborn’s ticket

After having to pay $1,800 for his newborn daughter to be able to attend Super Bowl 50, Bronco punter Britton Colquitt is quick to point out that all things work together for ...

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Reflections on a Reconciliation Weekend with If Not for Grace Ministry

“If Not For Grace” — What is grace? How big is grace? How is grace given? Who qualifies to receive it? The Lord granted me new glimpses into what heavenly grace really ...

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Church is the Place to be for Christmas

Christmas is a great time to invite someone to church, according to a new study. In a poll of 1,000 Americans, LifeWay Research found six out of 10 Americans typically attend church ...

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Is ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ suitable for young kids? (Here’s your spoiler-free answer)

I was five when the first “Star Wars” movie was released, eight when “The Empire Strikes Back” came out, and 11 when “Return of the Jedi” hit theaters. My parents let me ...

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Readers Make Teen’s Christmas Wish Possible

The Christmas story to many teens can feel distant–like something that only happened 2,000 years ago. But for Grace, a resident of the Show-Me Christian Youth Home in central Missouri, the story ...

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Fallout 4 Video Game Offers Path of Selflessness

Fallout 4 is the biggest video game release of the year by a significant margin. In its first 24 hours, Bethesda’s open world role-playing game for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC, ...

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New and Classic TV Christmas Shows Start This Weekend

Some of the best things to enjoy about the Thanksgiving through Christmas season are the classic TV Christmas shows we watched as kids. There’s nothing better than sitting down with your little ...

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Royals’ Ben Zobrist shares his faith on the field

Ben Zobrist has proven his value on the baseball field to the Kansas City Royals. In Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, Zobrist homered off Toronto pitcher R.A. Dickey in ...

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Dave Ramsey Talks Christmas Budget

Help in Making Your Christmas Budget.                                                      ...

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Football, Faith and Family Meet at Arrowhead

Arrowhead is first NFL stadium with on-site worship services. On Sunday afternoons in the fall, Arrowhead Stadium is home to the largest prayer meeting in Kansas City. More than 75,000 Chiefs fans ...

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China Ends One-Child Policy

After decades, the Communist Party’s central committee relaxes rule, allowing two children per family. After 35 years and untold millions of babies aborted, China has agreed to end its one-child policy and ...

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Part 5. Israel: Into the Wilderness and Goodbyes

  Our departure from Jerusalem was bittersweet. We had much more to experience as we headed for the wilderness of Ein Gedi passing the caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were found ...

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