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The perfect blend — making dinnertime delicious

Finding the right daily nutritional balance is no easy feat. Managing sugar, carbohydrate, fat and red meat intake takes serious effort and planning, but transforming your favorite recipes into more nutritious family meals may be easier than you realize. Adopting ...

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Kidney disease and children

Kidney disease is not a health problem reserved for adults: children may have kidney disease or health problems that can increase their chance of developing kidney disease as adults. Health problems or conditions present at birth are the main cause ...

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Escaping the comfort zone  |  Mark Larson


I’m here to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. I’ve heard that said from the pulpit more than once, when the next thing to be taught from the pastor might be a bit uncomfortable. It’s an excellent concept, you ...

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Saying goodbye


How do you say goodbye to a child you gave up through abortion? Cara and Marcus, grief-stricken over the choice they made, decided to hold a private memorial service for a child they believed to have been a girl. Just ...

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Car crash kills Carlsbad missionary in Africa

Reg and Nancy Cowie

Daybreak Church in Carlsbad has launched an online crowdfunding account for the widow of one of their missionaries, who was killed in car crash in early December while ministering in South Africa. Reg Cowie, who was serving in South Africa ...

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Conflict and burnout among top reasons pastors quit


Sometimes a call from God is not enough to keep a pastor in his post. Many evangelical pastors who quit before retirement age found “another calling” either off the pulpit or out of ministry altogether. But many also say they ...

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Fanny Crosby’s lost lyrics now expanding her legacy

Fanny Crosby’s hymns have impacted lives for Christ worldwide for generations, but until recently 2,700 of them were overlooked in an archive, unsung and unpublished. Now on the album “Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns of Fanny Crosby,” some of those ...

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Autism becomes ‘one of God’s greatest gifts’


Six months after his parents moved from California to Uruguay with as missionaries in 1990, Steven Kunkel stopped speaking. His parents first thought their 1-year-old had culture shock, but they knew something else was wrong when he did not speak ...

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