Faith and better future at Grace Place

They go even further than simply teaching the three R’s: Readin’, ‘ritin’ and ‘rithmetic. At Grace Place in Golden Gate City, Fla., volunteers strive to teach at-risk and impoverished children and families the three basic L’s: Literacy, language and life skills.  “Golden Gate City had been identified as the biggest pocket of need outside of […]

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Pray America to be One Nation Under God

Do you know which televangelist said, “It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible?” OK, it was a trick question. America’s first president, George Washington, said that, not a televangelist. In Naples, Fla., a God-fearing, patriotic group has sprung up, with the hope of reinstating the truth that America was […]

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‘Miracle on the Hudson’

Some sentences you just never forget. They get etched into the hard surfaces of your brain like a stony epitaph. For Lisa Hood, those words likely are: “Mark’s OK. He’s in the Hudson.” Dubbed the “Miracle on the Hudson,” the nation was amazed when on Jan. 16, 2009, U.S. Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency […]

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A living Christmas tradition

The Living Christmas Tree, a production of music and drama, will be the highlight of the holiday season for many residents of Southwest Florida.                 This decades-old tradition is presented by First Baptist Church of Naples and is widely attended by both church members and area locals. “The […]

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A positive result for a ‘problem pregnancy’

This December, little Kingston will celebrate her first Christmas. A year ago, however, Kingston’s mother Elizabeth was having a less-than-ideal holiday. She first suspected she was pregnant on New Year’s Eve, an unplanned surprise that left her in a quandary. Elizabeth wanted to carry her baby to term, but she was concerned: How would she […]

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A Rich Christmas on a Light Budget

I love Christmastime! I love every light, bell and cookie associated with the holiday. Still believing that the day holds a little magic, I never get tired of Christmas carols, and I don’t think that there is such a thing as too many decorations.                 I see Christmas […]

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Jim Channell heats up airwaves in SW Florida

“With God before us, who could possibly stand against us?” the voice on the radio bellows each weekday morning.                 Thousands of Southwest Floridians have started their day with him for more than a decade. Halfway around the globe, people are listening to his voice as he talks […]

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Local man chooses life in African slums

On Sept. 8, 2008, a hungry child cried himself to sleep in the midst of the horrific slum of Kibera, Kenya, while Bill Cunningham, a man in Naples, Fla., picked up his daily Newspaper to enjoy with his morning coffee.                 Only God could have known the plan […]

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Jim Channell heats up airwaves in SW Florida

“With God before us, who could possibly stand against us?” the voice on the radio bellows each weekday morning. Thousands of Southwest Floridians have started their day with him for more than a decade. Halfway around the globe, people are listening to his voice as he talks about the history of contemporary Christian music. Meanwhile, […]

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