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Toy products are a work of art for tiny travelers

School’s out and it’s time to get your travel on. That often means a seemingly never-ending chorus of “Are we there yet?” and “I’m bored!” from the tablet- and smartphone-demanding minions who’ve set up shop in the back seat. We’ve got some good news for you: there are actually creative and stimulating ways to keep your kids entertained that don’t involve a screen. Really. Expect plenty of push back, though, but if you stand your ground, they’ll eventually come around. We promise.
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Worshippers with disabilities search for acceptance

ORLANDO, Fla. — Lindsay Graham grew up in the same church attended by her parents and grandparents, and she expected the same would be true for her children. That changed when her son, J.D., was diagnosed with autism at age 2.
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Daniel Plan: Fit bodies mean fit souls

When Jim Black leads people on a robust walk three times a week on the grounds of the 120-acre Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., he’s got powerful company: God.

Study: Older moms much more likely to become old ladies

Attention, women who were declared to be of “advanced maternal age” even as their bellies swelled with life, who chased after a toddler with more patience than vigor, and who have simultaneously navigated menopause and parented an adolescent: Late-life mothering — if it occurred naturally at least — doubles your odds of living to an unusually old age, according to a new study.

King’s Orchard hosts vacation Bible school

WENATCHEE - King’s Orchard Church of Christ, 1610 Orchard Ave., will conduct its “Kingdom Rock — Where Kids Stand Strong for God” vacation Bible school from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 23-27.

Church plans blessing of quilts

PESHASTIN - The Peshastin United Church of Christ has planned a blessing of quilts during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.
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A rebel priest makes his mark in Detroit

DETROIT — From Catholic priest to runway model to same-sex marriage advocate, Bishop Karl Rodig has undergone several spiritual transformations in the last decades.
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More than fun and games: iPads give autistic children a voice

AUSTIN, Texas — Jaime Morin, 9, was diagnosed with autism at age 2 and has been nonverbal his whole life. When the therapy he was receiving at school became insufficient, his mother, Lupe Santander, sent him to Big Sky Pediatric Therapy, where he went for speech and occupational therapy once a week. It was there that they heard of Zach’s Voice, a nonprofit group that provides iPads to autistic children with communication deficiencies.

Healing and Prayer center set for June 12

EAST WENATCHEE — The Kingdom Embassy Church, 181 1st St. S.E., will host a healing and prayer center from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.

St. Luke’s offers free lunch on Saturdays

WENATCHEE — St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is offering a free, hearty lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the church, 428 King St. The public is welcome to enjoy these free meals, as well as the companionship of neighbors, with no strings attached.

Bring them home: Reflections on ‘the Chibok girls’ in Nigeria

On April 14, more than 250 girls age 16-18 were abducted from a school in the village of Chibok, Nigeria. Leaders from the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) report the majority of the girls are from their denomination. When asked what the American church can do at this time to be supportive, EYN leaders requested prayer and fasting.