Balancing Accountability and Grace in Broward County

Florida youth who have committed a community offense are benefitting from services that promote positive change and redemption through the Faith and Community Network and the PROMISE Program. While some believe that all those who commit a crime or community infraction should pay for their offense, others understand that each of us have made regretted […]

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Does Social Media Keep Us From Making Authentic Connections?

The next time you are at a restaurant, glance around the room and see how many people are actively engaging in conversation as they share a meal together. What percentage have their heads down with the light of their cellphone reflecting off their face as they text, tweet or update their Facebook page? Social media […]

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Learn to Resolve Conflict and Deepen Relationships This Summer

Conflict styles Many of us did not grow up seeing our parents argue. As a result, any argument feels like the end of the relationship. In an effort to maintain the relationship, some individuals try to escape conflict through denial, flight or simply giving up on the relationship or themselves. While these responses may bring […]

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Inspiring Our Nation’s Future Scientists

Westminster Academy (WA) and Calvary Christian Academy (CCA) students are demonstrating that science and religion complement one another well.  These students and their teachers are excelling in science and technology and preparing our nation’s future leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Jeff Greene, a Calvary Christian Academy science teacher, said “Students are picking […]

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The Open Door is Working to Break the Cycle of Teen Pregnancy

Teen pregnancy is an issue in the U.S. that wounds teen mothers, their children and taxpayers. The Open Door is building partnerships in South Florida to address the needs of the teens and their children while saving tax payer’s dollars. The guiding verse undergoing The Open Door is Revelations 3:20, “Here I am! I stand […]

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Chaplains in the Workplace Meet the Needs of 21st Century Americans

Most Americans spend the majority of our waking hours at work. Considering the current economic challenges, inevitable communication mishaps and usual personality differences, workplaces can be stressful places. Sprinkle in the normal day-to-day personal and family challenges and most of us would admit that, at times, our focus and productivity suffers. According to the U.S. […]

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Adventures in Singlehood

As we exit the Christmas season of parties and family gatherings and enter the Valentine’s Day season of love and romance, many of us have wondered where we fit in. Some of us feel an emptiness, a chasm in our hearts that we believe should be filled by a spouse. While some love the freedom […]

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The Call to Mentor Others

Most of us can think of someone who served as a formal or informal mentor in our lives. Some examples include parents, coaches, teachers, Bible study teachers, colleagues, supervisors or neighbors. While you may not even know where your mentor lives anymore, his or her legacy likely still lives on within you. God calls us […]

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