Sometimes I am a sucker for those news headlines that Yahoo! features. This one from The Washington Post caught my attention last week. Five years ago, before I moved to an urban area, I wouldn’t have been able to identify with the situations the article describes. Now I can. While there are a myriad of…

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There are a few essentials to building a slip-n-slide. 1. You need water (from a hose works best).2. You need dish soap (go for the big dude you bought at Sam’s Club).3. You need someone to manage the hose and the soap. Here is Peanut Butter doing a superb job, although he got a little…

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It was probably about 100ish degrees yesterday evening when I set out to do my weekly visitation route for Kids Klub. The first few visits went rather quickly since no one was in a particularly talkative mood. However, when I arrived at house #5, four girls were sitting outside underneath a covered swing. Two I…

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On Wednesday, Darrell, myself, and two of Aim Right’s board members attended The Power of Transformational Giving: Radical Fundraising in Radical Times, an all-day seminar offered by the Mission Increase Foundation. There were around 150 persons in attendance, from representatives of larger non-profits such as Food for the Hungry and Child Evangelism Fellowship to smaller,…

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This story was published in The Kalona News in April of 2006. I think it’s worth uncovering and highlighting — especially since most of you out there probably don’t subscribe to that small-town paper!

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I snuck into the kindergarten classroom at Kids Klub tonight, and this is what I found: Troy building Jericho They had already heard the story once, but it was time to act it out — with the cardboard boxes! First, they went around and around… Then, on day #7,the walls came tumbling down! Finally, it…

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The rules were this: 1. Raise at least $30 for World Vision. 2. Start fasting at 8 a.m. on Friday. 3. Drink ONLY juice or water. That means YOU MAY NOT EAT FOOD!! 4. Be at the church at 4 p.m. on Friday. Fourteen teens valiantly endured throughout the 30 hours and came away with…

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