Do You Want to be Happier?

By: Dr. Norm Wise Happiness is one of the goals that people consider of significant value in their lives. However, if happiness comes from outside circumstances and other people, then only to the extent that we can control these factors will we be happy. Therefore, happiness is very fragile because we have little or no […]

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Who is On the Lord’s Side?

By: Penni Bulten “Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, ‘Are you for us or for our adversaries?’ He said, ‘No; […]

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Unmarketing: Jesus’ Unconventional Method of Spreading His Message

I’ve thought for the longest time that marketing and advertising (my chosen profession) is probably the most useless things in the world of Christianity.  My rationale goes something like this: Jesus didn’t have a brand. He didn’t even have logo. Jesus didn’t have the media. He didn’t even have the internet for crying out loud. […]

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Local Church Meeting at the Movies

Special to the Good News Choosing a 20-foot movie screen and comfy chairs with cup holders over the traditional pew and pulpit, Coastal Community Church launched its church services in the Muvico Broward 18 Theater on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 10:15 a.m. Holding a church service in a movie theater may seem odd, but […]

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Ripped Apart By Suicide

By: Julie Woodley A couple of months ago, a friend came to me and told me that his 74 year-old father-in-law committed suicide. This man was an upstanding Christian and of course, it shocked the whole family. As I reached out to his daughters, I began to reflect how suicide had impacted my own life […]

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Jesus Christ, Victor over the State

By: Penni Bulten Jesus was constantly turning the tables on iron-fisted hypocrites who undermined the rule of law, especially two groups who regularly tried forcing him and everyone else into their molds: religious legalists and bureaucratic statists. Statists The Herodians, sometimes teaming up with hypocrites among the Pharisees, tried to trip up Jesus (Matthew 22:15-22) […]

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Holiday Safety Tips

By: Sheriff Scott Israel As we enter the holiday season, the Broward Sheriff’s Office reminds you of a few important safety tips to help protect your identity and keep you safe now and throughout the year. Usually a festive time of celebration, the holidays are also a time when people become vulnerable to identity theft […]

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Rebuilding Lives of Asian Flood Victims

Six-month Ongoing Ministry Anticipated for Rebuilding Lives of Victims Losing Everything CARROLLTON, Texas – In Bangladesh and parts of Myanmar (Burma) where Tropical Storm Mahasen left hundreds of thousands displaced and homeless, Gospel for Asia (GFA) missionaries are on the job delivering food, clothing and temporary shelter. Gospel for Asia (www.gfa.org) will still be involved […]

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10 Steps to Setting Achievable Goals

Colleen Webb Good News Christmas is around the corner, and it’s time to drag the boxes of decorations down from the attic and start hanging the lights! For many, this is also a time for reflection on the past year, and our lives in general, as we wonder where the time has gone. As the […]

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More Than a Thrift Store

Brian and Victor know how it feels to be battered, frightened, and alone – and their heart-wrenching story is repeated every day here in South Florida. The brothers came from a family broken by alcohol, abuse and drugs. At the ages of nine and ten, they were removed from the only family they knew and […]

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