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RELIGION NEWS: Evangelical leaders from around the world answer survey -- weekly Religion News with the results of a 2010 survey conducted at the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa, “Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success” by Napoleon Hill and Sharon Lechter and more. By GHNS

MISSIONARIES: Spreading the good word -- Mark, Deb and Zach Wilson of Holland, Mich., are returning to Cambodia to continue their quest to share Christ and his works with people in need. Alan Babbitt / Holland (Mich.) Sentinel

REV. CHRIS DEVOS: Unity requires relentless vision -- In my childhood, church life was split between Central Reformed Church and Beckwith Hills Christian Reformed Church, both in Grand Rapids, Mich., my hometown. I experienced a fluid unity between the two. Holland (Mich.) Sentinel

STRAWBERRIES: Christopher DeStefano: Strawberries are a sweet, nutritious package -- Most people think about canning or baking with strawberries, but adding them to a skewer, giving them a quick brush with aged balsamic vinegar and grilling them makes a wonderful snack or addition to a summer salad. A recipe for Easy Strawberry Jam is inside. Wicked Local (Mass.)

SPORTS CAMP: Getting the most out of a summer sports camp -- Sports camps are becoming as much a part of summer as swimming pools and barbecues. Often hosted by high schools or colleges, although privately run camps are also available, the camps provide kids the opportunity to spend a week sharpening their skills in their favorite sport. It also gives them a structured activity that breaks up the summer routine. Dan Naumovich/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)

DAN SEABORN: There is no such thing as perfect parenting -- Before my first child was even out of the womb, I felt comfortable that I had parenting figured out. I was dead serious that I was going to be a perfect parent. Well, there are great parents everywhere, but nobody is flawless. Dan Seaborn is a staple speaker for Promise Keepers, a Christian Evangelical ministry. Holland (Mich.) Sentinel
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KENT BUSH: Watching cartoons in Arabic while it rains - If you’ve never been to Addis Ababa during the rainy season, you don’t know what you’re missing. It rains about a tenth of an inch and then stops. Then it rains again and stops. Then, there is a torrential downpour with pea-sized hail. And then, it stops. When you have a 7-year-old American son and a 4-year-old Ethiopian son trapped in a guesthouse, it can become an issue. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.

GEORGE LITTLE: Be glad the Fourth of July no longer involves wrestling - At least one Founding Father suggested we celebrate independence outdoors. But some activities are better left to the past. By George Little, Springfield, Ill.

DIANA BOGGIA: Grandmother seeks advice for difficult decision - A grandmother asks Diana advice about how to transition from raising a grandchild to turning him over to a son and his wife to finish raising him. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.


SNEAK PREVIEW: 'Larry Crowne,' 'Transformers' and other movies opening this week – A rundown of the movies opening in theaters this week. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.

STAY TUNED: Shows to (re)watch this summer - It's summertime and the living is easy, but the TV viewing? Not so much. With few choices of new programming outside reality television shows, finding something to watch that doesn't involve a competition or housewives or a bachelorette is a challenge. If you're eager to escape with a new season of fictional programming, I would recommend “Falling Skies” or the latest season of “True Blood,” “Breaking Bad” and “Weeds.” But if aliens and pay TV's vampires and drug dealers aren't your thing, why not embrace repeats? By Melissa Crawley, GHNS columnist.
* Facebook idea: Ask fans what they’ll be rewatching this summer.

BRIAN MACKEY: Wishing for George Washington on the big screen - It’s high time George Washington got his due in the way our culture does best — it’s time for a biopic. By Brian Mackey, Springfield, Ill.

FARR SIDE: Pitbull has summer’s best party disc - Pitbull doesn’t like to play like other MC dawgs. His music’s not all bark — it’s got bite, too. That might be why he’s the current guest go-to guy for other artists, but I believe that’s about to change. The Miami-based electro-rap star’s latest album, “Planet Pit,” is the summer’s best party album. By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
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BOOK NOTES: 'When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home' - Paula Caplan’s new and timely book, “When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans,” is intended to empower each of us to take a role in healing our country and our veterans’ suffering as the wars wind down and more veterans come home. By Rae Francoeur, Cape Ann, Mass.


GRANLUND CARTOON: Happy Fourth of July! By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.

BRITT CARTOON: The fight for gay rights. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.


BIZ BITS: The do’s and don'ts of an effective resume - Weekly business rail, with resume tips, BBB warning about extended auto warranty protection services and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: You could include a weekly tax tip from a local expert, have a business-related Q&A with a local expert or do a “business of the week” feature in which you highlight a local business.

CHECKOUT LANE: How to find a good computer technician - If your computer isn't working properly, finding someone to fix it can be unnerving. "What you are mainly looking for is someone that knows what they are doing and someone that you can trust," said Bob Black, owner of RGB Computer Solutions in Hingham, Mass. By Shaunna Gately, The Patriot Ledger
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