Are You a Role Model?

In a culture that glorifies beauty, sexuality and wealth above character, it should not be surprising when popular female role models party panty-free, proudly serve their not-so-proverbial five minutes of jail time and regularly grace the tabloid covers. A glimpse behind the glamour, the six-figure contracts and fame all too often reveal substance abuse, depression […]

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Kids Helping Kids

Stars in the Universe, a theatrical production company featuring home-educated children, believes a well-told tale can stir the heart to action. That’s why they’re teaming up with 4KIDS of South Florida to raise awareness for modern-day orphans as they tell the story of Tom Sawyer’s adventures on May 18, 19, and 20 at Olympic Heights […]

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Does God Care About College?

Frank Ramos The saxophone’s crying wakes me.  It’s inconsolable, and its melancholy is contagious.  It induces me to hold vigil for painful memories I buried long ago.  I don’t know the piece my 13 year old son is playing in his room, but I do know it’s causing a lump in my throat.  And I […]

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You Can Over-Come

Countless men, women and children throughout the ages have pondered and wrestled with the question: “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Many have even become angry with God and turned away from Him, or suffered extreme depression because of tragic events. If you have lived life for any amount of time at all, […]

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Appetite vs. Hunger: An Epic Battle

Ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the fight between what our body needs and what it thinks it needs. In this corner, we have a sensation or weakness caused by the need for food, widely known as “hunger.” And, in this corner, stands the desire for food or drink, a craving if you will, the returning […]

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The Continually Astonished Rabbi

Last week during our Tuesday night Bible Study on Luke we read the following passage: All the people were amazed and said to each other, “What words these are! With authority and power he gives orders to impure spirits and they come out!” (Luke 4:36) The Message Bible translates the passage(s) in the following manner: […]

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Media, Morality and Murder

There’s something about death that seems to intrigue all of us. When studying history in school, there was always something in me that wanted to know more about the guillotines used during the French Revolution and the bloody spectacle of the games that would take place in the Coliseum of Rome. I also remember noticing […]

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Get In or Get Out of the Way?

The call to leadership is a distinguished one; this privilege is never to be taken for granted.  The purpose here, though, is not to debate how great the call of leadership is but to pose one simple, yet eye-opening question to leaders around the world today.  Where you are leading is not nearly as important […]

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Resting to Run

Here it is September again. Time to get back to work, time to leave the lazy days of August behind and get back into the rat race. School is in full swing which means parent–teacher meetings, after school sports and activities, Bible studies at church and small group meetings.  It’s time to seriously get day […]

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