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Heidi O’Sheehan: Respect in Current Events

In 2008, Heidi O’Sheehan made her first run for public office in a crowded field of five candidates for Hollywood’s District 3. To the casual voter, this wife and mother of three may have seemed like a typical soccer mom who decided to try her luck at Current Events. But they... -Read More


Not just for Valentine’s Day

What is one of the kindest things someone has ever done for you? When I thought about this recently, one of the first things that came to mind was when I suffered a significant head injury several years ago. A few weeks into my recovery, a friend called to say she... -Read More


My first love

I still remember the first time I laid my eyes on her. I was 5 years old, and I knew we were meant to be together forever. When I touched her face, I felt empowered. Even though she didn’t feel the same way about me, it didn’t matter. I knew I... -Read More


Praying for our newly-elected president

Since our recent presidential election, I’ve often thought of my deceased grandfather and an important lesson he modeled.  My maternal grandfather, Sidney Plott, taught me to pray for our president. In all of my years of memory, from President Dwight Eisenhower to the end of George H.W. Bush’s term, he always... -Read More


Jars of Clay members combine music, messages and Life

Dan Haseltine knows that music occupies a unique place in communicating tough messages. As the lead singer for Jars of Clay, he has experience in telling difficult, yet true stories to move audiences. One of those stories involves his first visit to a South African village. His guide challenged him to... -Read More


Looking for financial security

The world tells us security can come in many forms such as a big bank account, a great job or a large retirement fund. We use many of these things as “security blankets” instead of seeking the only true secure foundation available. The security blanket has played a big role in... -Read More


Churches rally to change the face of foster care

Churches celebrate Christian Foster Care Month by encouraging parishioners to take in “modern-day orphans” When Lisa Tchividjian was looking for something to challenge her family’s spiritual life, her husband mentioned the idea of providing foster care to a needy child. “At first, I was against the whole idea,” Tchividjian says. “I... -Read More


Running on faith and generosity

South Floridians have many options to get in shape as they share their faith at walk-a-thons, races and relays in 2009 Instead of cringing at the thought of joining a gym this January, why not just take a few steps for your faith instead? Upcoming walk-a-thon, race and relay fundraisers are... -Read More