New Warriors of Worship – Two Artists To Watch

Glance down the latest Christian music charts and you’ll see that a disproportionate number of artists hail from our fair state. The Sunshine State’s rolls include Francesca Battistelli, Jonny Diaz, Anberlin, Flyleaf, Submission Red, Fireflight and Group 1 Crew to name a few. In addition to all of these amazing musicians and groups, you can […]

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All About Florida – Land of Sunshine

Remember the tourism campaign from years ago- Florida- See It Like A Native? Like the New Yorkers who never make it to the Empire State Building, too often it takes a visit from out of towners to encourage us to sample all that our state has to offer. Maybe the slogan should have read- See […]

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The Corruptible

Ray Quinn is cynical, bitter and somewhat aimless. You can’t really blame him. Crippled by a gunman’s bullet, Ray was forced into retiring from his life as an Orlando homicide detective. His new life is bookended by his two “friends” Jim and Joe. Ray relies on Jim Beam to get him to sleep and a […]

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To Write Love on Her Arms

It all started with a simple act of love. The messy, inconvenient kind of love that doesn’t fit easily onto the stiff pink and red cardboard of a Valentine’s Day card, but rather  the risk-taking, obstacle clearing, no man left behind kind of love for which we all secretly hunger. We spend our lives desperately […]

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Having a good laugh with Taylor Mason

A man walks into a church holding a life size pig puppet. The pig says… Have you heard this one before? Then you might have seen comedian, musician and ventriloquist Taylor Mason on one of the Thou Shalt Laugh DVD’s, Gaither Homecoming Concert Tour DVD’s, or at one of his numerous concerts around the country. […]

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Define Love

As we move into the month of February, our thoughts (and hearts) move to the subject of love. As believers, we turn to the Bible and immediately encounter questions. What does it mean when Jesus says in Matthew 5:44, “Love your enemies. Pray for those who hurt you.” Our response is immediate and totally understandable […]

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Not the same thing in 2011

How often have I heard it, read it on a plaque, or even repeated it myself? Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). This verse has provided me the framework for the transition from one year to the next. Jesus is the same yesterday…. What is the common saying? Hindsight is […]

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Your Goal for New Year Just Write

The power to inspire. The ability to encourage. The responsibility to inform. The written word has an abundance of functions. There’s a strange phenomenon among people who are gifted in the area of writing. As believers in Christ, the gravity of communicating truth about God, about the eternity and about ourselves seems to only accentuate […]

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Feed the body, feed the soul

By Anitra Parmele The Good News The following is the second in a series spotlighting Hope South Florida, a unique collaboration of city officials, social agencies and the faith community with a single purpose – to end family homelessness in Broward County. For over twenty years, week in and week out, Christ Church United Methodist […]

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Local Veterinarian Changes the Face of Homeless

By Anitra Parmele The Good News A Simple Beginning It was Thanksgiving in tent city where the homeless gathered to be fed. Fred Scarbrough remembers catching sight of a young woman as her boyfriend ferried plates of the turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing to her where she sat holding her six month old baby. “All […]

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