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Becoming the right kind of parent


“Knock it off! Stop it! Get over here, NOW!” These are familiar phrases for most parents. When kids act up we get frustrated. We get demanding and even disrespectful. Kids may comply with our demands in the short run, but ...

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Not just a moment


When I was 13, my mom died. The last interaction I had with her when she was conscious was awkward. I brought all my 13-year-old angst to the conversation. I never had the chance to speak with her after that. ...

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The technology of education


Isaac Asimov’s short story “The Fun They Had” imagines a future where children are surprised to learn that classes were once taught by humans, rather than by computers. Technology hasn’t yet succeeded in replacing the human teacher, but it isn’t ...

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The key to success…PRACTICE!


Whether it’s losing weight, running a marathon or a 10K, or keeping fit, some of us won’t complete our resolutions. Statistics show that many fail within the first month. So what happens to us that we get so frustrated and ...

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Life is better with Jesus

Got Jesus

As the station manager of KTIS, I often have a front row seat to view the work of God in the lives of those who listen. I received one email recently from Linda who told me about their family emergency. ...

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Finding intimacy in marriage


I have a confession to make. I watch reality television. You might also find it interesting that I watch it with my husband. This weekly ritual is not because we want to keep up with people whose last name begins ...

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Nagmeh Abedini on prayer and the president

Nagmeh Abedini

As negotiators from Iran and the United States work to hammer out a deal to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons, one family hopes their name comes up at the negotiating table. Pastor Saeed Abedini, originally from Iran but now ...

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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 […]
  • States consider child marriage bans
    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 […]
  • The Oscars, worldview, and ‘The Shape of Water’
    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 […]
  • We will not survive in this irrational world of political correctness!
    I was never a fan of French Alt-Right “Front National Party” leader, Jean Marie Le Pen and I am not a fan of his daughter who currently heads that party. Marine Le Pen might be more polished and diplomatic than her father, but she still represents an ideology that is toxic to a balanced political approach […]