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Becoming the right kind of parent

Football

“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

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

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!

exercise

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

Couple

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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  • Pakistan added to worst religious liberty violators
    The United States added a single country to its list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom but designated for the first time nine non-state organizations for their violence against people of faith. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Dec. 11 he had added Pakistan to the list of “countries of particular concern” (CPCs), […]
  • Now they’re euthanizing Asperger’s patients | The deadly threat of assisted suicide
    Another week… another example of how physician-assisted suicide targets the vulnerable. This time: Asperger’s patients. In 2010, 38-year-old Tine Nys was one of approximately 1,000 people euthanized in Belgium. Nys was not suffering from a terminal illness. In fact, she wasn’t sick at all. As I’ve mentioned before, despite how it’s sold around the world, […]
  • World Vision among aid groups ousted from Pakistan
    Pakistan, a predominantly Muslim country known for persecuting religious minorities, has expelled 18 aid organizations including World Vision and other Christian groups. The expulsions will affect more than 11 million aid recipients in the country that suffers in healthcare and education, entailing an estimated loss of more than $130 million in annual aid, the Associated […]
  • Chinese Christians pledge to ‘stand strong’ for their faith
    As China continues to hunt down and arrest members of a house church in Sichuan Province, many of the 100 or more Christians arrested reportedly pledged in advance to persevere even until death. Gina Goh, Southeast Asia regional manager for International Christian Concern, said many leaders of Autumn Rain Covenant Church — also translated by […]
  • High court’s order raises question on abortion
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to rule on cases involving government funding of Planned Parenthood has raised the question of whether pro-life advocates can count on a majority of justices in abortion-related cases. The high court announced Dec. 10 it would not review lower court opinions regarding decisions by Kansas and Louisiana to remove Planned […]
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