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8 stress-reducing steps to a happier family

When you’re at the hospital preparing to take home that 7-pound bundle of joy, the nurses don’t provide any advice on dealing with stress. They don’t even hand you a book. I was thinking about stress recently when my wife ...

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I can’t keep up. Neither can you.

I can’t keep up with YouTube videos—over 100 hours of new video is uploaded every minute. I can’t keep up with Twitter—there are 58 million new tweets per day (at 140 characters each, it would take the average reader 12 ...

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The temporary allure of a new phone

A cell phone is both a convenience and an electronic leash. I resisted carrying a phone for years, and remember explaining to a supervisor that one of my favorite things about being in my car was that nobody could call ...

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A time to remember

Today in movie making, a flashback is often used to take the viewer back in the story to fill in details and supply the story’s backdrop. Cinematic flashbacks put past information into the present, keeping us on track. Cultural flashbacks ...

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4 tips for telling kids the Easter Story

I won’t ever forget the first time I told my oldest son about Christ’s death and resurrection. It was right after he spit up on my shoulder, and just a few minutes before I placed him gently in his crib. ...

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‘Insanity of obedience’ explored by Ripken

Biblical obedience to God is insane. That’s the conclusion of Nik Ripken, based on his 15 years of research and hundreds of interviews with persecuted believers around the world. In Ripken’s latest book, he asks: • Why else would a ...

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  • ‘Indivisible’ movie tops October family-friendly spotlight
    Darren Turner is a husband, father and seminary graduate who feels called by God to be a military chaplain. His wife, Heather, senses a calling to military life, too, and so they settle at Fort Stewart, Ga., in 2007, assuming life will be easy for a few months or even years until he is deployed. […]
  • Two Christian teachers killed by attackers in Kenya
    Two Christian school teachers were killed in an attack by suspected Al-Shabaab militants in Kenya’s Mandera County, near the Somali border, last week. Philip Okumu, 26, and Daniel Wekesa 39, died on Wednesday (Oct. 10) after assailants raided the house for non-local teachers in Arabia Boys Secondary, about one kilometre from the Kenya-Somali border. According […]
  • Atlanta to pay $1.2 million to former fire chief Kelvin Cochran
    The city of Atlanta has agreed to pay its former fire chief, Kelvin Cochran, $1.2 million in the wake of a December 2017 court ruling that found some of the city’s policies that led to his termination are unconstitutional. The court determined that Atlanta’s rules restricting non-work speech, like the book for Christian men that […]
  • Filmmakers facing threat of fines and jail time, appeal to court
    Under threat of steep fines and up to 90 days in jail, two filmmakers will be in court Oct. 15 seeking to stop Minnesota from forcing them to produce and create custom films expressing messages that contradict their core beliefs. Filmmakers Carl and Angel Larsen, owners of Telescope Media Group’s suit challenges the Minnesota law […]
  • Eugene Peterson, pastor and author of ‘The Message,’ is under hospice care
    Eugene Peterson, the bestselling author of “The Message” and longtime pastor praised as a “shepherd’s shepherd,” is moving into hospice and receiving palliative medical care. Peterson, 85, was hospitalized Tuesday (Oct. 9) “when he took a sudden and dramatic turn in his health caused by an infection,” according to an email from his son Eric Peterson. […]
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