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From fibs to fulfillment

She thought she wanted to be a missionary, but the missions organization denied her application. In its kindest choice of words possible, it said that her skills weren’t a “sufficient match” for their purposes. It wasn’t like she had applied ...

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The Christmas Story

Christmas story

Long ago, about 2000 years, when King Herod ruled Judea (now part of Israel), God sent the angel Gabriel to a young women who lived in the northern town of Nazareth. The girl’s name was Mary and she was engaged ...

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Morning mail

Maggie McKnight clipped seat belts over Jake, 5, and Tyler, 3, then handed them their teachers’ Christmas gifts. She swatted snow off the windshield, eager to get going and cross things off her long to-do list. She flung a prayer ...

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Resolving to love


Now that we’ve gotten that pesky Christmas Spirit out of our system, we can get back to what had been bugging us before we had to put in on hold for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Where were ...

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6 secrets to ‘eating out’ with children

The first time my wife and I took our newborn to a restaurant, time seemingly stood still. Sweet elderly ladies “oohed” and “aahed” over our little bundle of joy. Waitresses stopped by our table to take a peek, amazed by ...

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Silent nights

400 years. That’s how long God was silent between the Old and New Testaments. The last thing anyone heard from God was through the prophet Malachi. Then 400 years. Our country isn’t even 400 years. 400 years ago, was 1614. ...

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    The state of Washington last week legalized commercial surrogacy. Opponents argued the measure exploits women and children by commodifying the womb, but advocates in February successfully pushed the bill through the state House and Senate by narrow margins. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, signed it into law on March 6. The measure updates the […]
  • Stephen Hawking’s journey into atheism
    Say the words “British,” “scientist” and “atheist” and the first person to come to mind probably isn’t Stephen Hawking. But while Hawking, the theoretical physicist who died Wednesday (March 14) at age 76, was certainly overshadowed in the atheist department by his countryman, the evolutionary biologist and atheist activist Richard Dawkins, Hawking’s atheism was more […]
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    An 11-year-old rape victim in Florida, a 14-year-old ninth-grader in Texas, a sexually abused 16-year-old in Kentucky. They are among thousands of girls forced to marry adult men in the past 50 years under laws permitting such unions in most U.S. states. “This is not about me. I survived,” 58-year-old Sherry Johnson told CBS news […]
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    And the winner is…..yet another film that most of us won’t want to see. Learn why more Americans are ignoring Oscar-winning movies. Did you watch the Academy Awards? Even if you didn’t, you may have heard that a film titled “The Shape of Water,” a romantic fantasy set during the Cold War, won the Best […]
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