Culture

College Football Playoffs Enter Second Season

  After 15 years of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS), college football’s title system that started in 1998, 2014 saw the new college football playoff format that did not use computer rankings or polls to select the participants. Rather, a 13-member committee selects and seeds the teams. The playoff system is the first time the top-level NCAA […]

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Think You Have a Book In You

Do you believe God has given you a story, memoir song, poem, children’s book or screen play to write? Since I’ve become an author, I’ve been approached by scores of people asking me about writing or getting published. Some just want to write for enjoyment, others have a burning message or a great story that […]

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Love Letters

  Are you struggling with a child? Fighting? Every communication is just another botched attempt at reaching their heart or accurately portraying your love? Are they rolling their eyes when they see you coming, stiffening their stance, while in your heart you’re screaming, “Listen to me! I love you!” When every word you say seems […]

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A Season of Powerful Faith-Based Films

The secular media called 2014 “The Year of Bible Films” and 2015 has already seen a number of Christian films in the theaters.  Films such as “Unbroken,” “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus,” “The Drop Box,” “Old Fashioned,” “Little Boy,” “Do You Believe?,” “Where Hope Grows,” and “Beyond the Mask” have already impacted many lives. Most of […]

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Serving a Healthy Movie Menu for Summer Blockbuster Movies

  What does a proper diet mean in your home? My kids would be fine replacing broccoli and carrots with chocolate and soda at every meal. No doubt they would feel satisfied and content, but the truth of the matter is the end result would be they would be “jacked up” with short term energy […]

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Kevin Downes on Faith, Freedom and Fatherhood

By the time the Vietnam War ended in 1975, more than 3 million people had been killed. This summer, fifty years after the start of the war, millions of people will remember loved ones who either fought (well over 500,000 American military personnel were involved by 1969) or lost their lives while fighting (at least […]

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Regina’s Farm Serves Authentic Brazilian Food for a Worthy Cause

  Brazilians have found a home away from home at Regina’s Farm, a quaint backyard dining experience tucked away in Fort Lauderdale’s Sailboat Bend Community across the street from Las Olas Worship Center. Most Saturdays, Regina Rodriguez rises early to begin preparing authentic Brazilian fare for the evening’s guests to experience the food and culture […]

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