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What’s Going on in Kansas City?

Looking for something to do this fall in Kansas City or the surrounding area? Check out the Metro Voice Calendar, filled with hundreds of activities. Here’s just a few upcoming events.  For more ...

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Part 4: Our Family Trip to Israel: All Roads Lead to Jerusalem

Our Family trip to Israel. Jerusalem–the Holy City. It was a cool night, as late May evenings often are in Jerusalem. Pleasantly warm days with cotton-candy clouds always seemed to lead to clear, ...

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Part 3: Our Family Trip to Israel

In the Footsteps of Jesus. Nazareth Leaving the Mediterranean coast the next morning, we headed inland toward Jesus’ boyhood hometown. Two millennia ago, Nazareth was a poor farming community of 400 Jews. ...

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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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Prayer to Help Tackle Kansas City Murders

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Kansas City officially crossed a milestone this week passing all of 2014 in the total number of murders thus far in 2015. In fact, the FBI has reclassified Kansas City as one ...

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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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Prayer-focused ‘War Room’ opens Aug. 28

The director who helped bring “Courageous,” “Fireproof” and “Facing the Giants” to the big screen has a big goal for his next film: He wants to see Christians change the way they ...

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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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Looking Beyond Wins & Losses

Kansas City Royals Manager Dayton Moore on Faith and the Game The best hitters in Major League Baseball fail two-thirds of the time. This year’s World Series champion likely will lose 60 ...

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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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Keeping Dad Healthy

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In honor of Father’s Day this month, let’s take a deeper look at understanding heath, wellness, sickness and disease, especially as it relates to men. Men hold a very important role in ...

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Money Can’t Buy Her Love

There is one thing that is universal-we all have a mother. As I contemplated this upcoming day of honoring mothers, I knew some of the reasons we celebrate mothers. They carried us ...

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Tim Tebow’s Mom to Speak May 30

Pam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow, will be the guest speaker Saturday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory Street, ...

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WIPING TEARS

By Jessica S. Hosman My little boy is a snuggler. Even from his first days of life he has relished the gift of touch and being held close. As he has grown ...

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2nd Annual Topeka Easter Parade and Fun Fair to be held April 4

The Topeka Easter Parade & Family Fun Fair will be back for the second consecutive year on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Last Year’s event was attended by over a thousand people who ...

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Barry Feaker to speak at Kansas Prayer Breakfast

This time every year, no matter the weather, about a thousand people show up for a very early breakfast at the Ramada Inn in downtown Topeka. The occasion is the annual Kansas ...

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Believe in the Impossible!

By Jessica S. Hosman It was three days before my son’s fourth birthday and he was convinced he’d be able to play outside in the snow when the day arrived. While this ...

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Overcoming the Blows of 2014

By Jessica S. Hosman A few nights ago while playing with Bliss (our playful 50-pound Golden Retriever), Zechariah tossed her rubber bone into the air just as he had done hundreds of ...

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What’s Your Christmas Memory?

Readers and staff share their thoughts on the holidays gone by   By Dwight Widaman | Editor Some years ago Anita and I had planned to take our kids to the local ...

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Grace-filled Christmas

Christmas Cards deliver more than warm wishes this season, they bring healing to children at Show-Me Christian Youth Home   Stephanie L Boothe | Metro Voice   Grace seems to have it ...

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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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Do You Have a Funny Marriage?

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage Oct. 25 By Dwight Widaman Laughter isn’t only the best medicine, it can also be the best marriage counselor. We know of its power to ...

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Sister’s Keeper: Change Begins in the Mind

  Last month, we discussed the fact that much like Bible greats such as Joseph, Daniel, and Esther, your calling, too, will include trials and tribulations. While some women have reacted very ...

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Don’t Get Weighed Down in Quest for Perfection

By Kharissa Forte | Metro Voice   Throughout these early years of marriage, motherhood and career, I’ve found it necessary to always — and I mean always — take care of three ...

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God Loves Us, Flaws and All

By Kharissa Forte | Nearing my 28th birthday, I’ve become unapologetic for who I am. I’ve begun to embrace my flaws just as easily as I have my aptitudes. This isn’t an ...

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