Chasing the Wind

Kathy Strongin sat at her desk, in her lavish Southern California home, reviewing her accomplished life goals by age 24. A successful realtor owning three homes with a Mercedes parked outside , Strongin hung her head questioning why, even after all her achievements, emptiness still filled her soul.  Raised by an alcoholic father who walked […]

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Surrendering to the Call

If you found yourself on the verge of success and financial freedom with your long-term goals, could you walk away from your accomplishments to obey God’s calling? Over a year ago, Andrew Cornell did just that. In 2006, his senior year in college, Cornell intensely focused his efforts to secure his dream job of owning […]

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From Celebrity Insider to God Inside Her

The name Toni Frallicciardi may not sound familiar to everyone, but one conversation with this former celebrity-insider and any concert junkie or up-and-coming skater would give their left pinky to relive a single hour in her shoes some twenty years ago. Okay, maybe their right pinky, too.  Surfing, skateboarding and shooting photos for Eastern Surf […]

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Are You Ready for the Battle?

I recently hit one of those downward spirals. From kitchen renovation trials, to needing major plumbing repairs, add in multiple misunderstandings with the hubby, the kids acting like kids and the pressure to keep it altogether with a smile – I was finally pushed too far.  One afternoon, I walked to my neighbor’s house and […]

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2011 Summer Reading List

A bad book is a time thief, and with four kids to chase (a form of exercise, I assure you) choosing material wisely is a must. Sifting through book reviews and excerpts allows me to locate my preferred writing style – one I know will hold my attention until the last page. A good find […]

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To Glee or Not To Glee…That is the Question!

Glee raked in 19 Emmy and 11 Golden Globe nominations (the most nominated series of the year), taking home four Emmy and two Grammy Awards in 2010. Parents, be afraid. Be very afraid… This mesmerizing, toe-tapping musical comedy-drama advertised to teens, focuses on inclusion for the high school glee club members as they sort out […]

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Lady Gaga Needs Our Prayers

Known for her idiosyncratic costumes splayed across magazine covers and on stage, Pop Icon Lady Gaga rose to worldwide fame with chart-topping hits like “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. Recently, however, Gaga made headlines for a different reason. Her current “Judas” track (from the Born This Way album) has critics claiming she’s gone too far. […]

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PARENTS BEWARE: Your Child May Be Next

If a prostitute shared her story, the preconceived notion may change from an addict choosing the lifestyle to a vulnerable child tricked into the industry. And it’s happening in your backyard. “Florida is in the top three states for human trafficking in America where the average age of prostitution is twelve years old,” said Bonnie […]

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Epic Family-friendly Summer Destinations

With summer right around the corner, sometimes a quick trip with the family is the best way to recharge our batteries from our overscheduled lives. Thankfully, with a little creative effort, a mini-escape can easily fit within the family budget.  The Florida Keys  $$ Key Largo, the northern most Key, is known as the dive […]

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Ice Age Fossils Support Creation Studies

“It’s no secret that the lie of evolution has become a stumbling block for many on their path to salvation,” states Tom DeRosa, Founder and Executive Director of The Creation Studies Institute (CSI), located in Ft. Lauderdale. Once a devout atheist and evolutionist, DeRosa had a life changing experience when he accepted Christ. Since then […]

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