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Christmas Rehab

  We’re all familiar with the underlying wisdom behind the instructions to place the oxygen mask over our face even before reaching over to help our child in the case of an in-flight emergency. How can we truly be prepared to assist others if we are on the verge of unconsciousness? If the Christmas season leaves you gasping for air, Melissa Spoelstra’s Total Christmas Makeover might be the perfect gift. Whether you spend the season terrified that you are always one tray of cookies and a secret gift short or you wonder why your holiday doesn’t come close to the […]

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Local Screenwriter Releases “Faith Filled Christmas,” on Foster Care and Seniors

 A new family-friendly Christmas movie written and produced in South Florida will be released in video and On Demand December 5. “Faith Filled Christmas,” written and produced by local screenwriter Don McChesney, is a fun, uplifting movie with major themes of foster care and adoption. It features nursing home pranksters and a community of families invested in foster care and adoption played by local actors who are dedicated to such servitude in real life.   Synopsis “Faith Filled Christmas” tells the benevolent story of Mildred and Simon Fairway, grandparents of a unique and diverse family who, amidst receiving unfortunate news, […]

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Blessed Are the Misfits, for the Rest of Us

Warning: If modern church culture makes perfect sense to you and you always fit in seamlessly, don’t read this. Christian radio host Brant Hansen is under no illusions that his latest, Blessed Are the Misfits, is for everyone. He’s just convinced that who it is for are ready for some good news. And we are. Misfits is for all of us who are not particularly extroverted, confident, or even happy. Those of us who wonder if God didn’t mean us when putting together all those promises. Those of us haunted by the question of whether there really is a seat […]

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“The Star” is a Humorous Family-Friendly Movie with Purpose

As the holiday season quickly gets underway, there will be several Hollywood blockbuster films, movie trailers and commercials that will create lots of interest. It’s easy for some motion pictures to be overlooked. What if there was a cartoon movie that brought both children and adults together to revisit the birth of Christ? Coming this November, just before families sit down to celebrate Thanksgiving, make plans to go see in theaters “The Star.” From the studio that brought you “Miracles from Heaven” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meat Balls.” It’s a film about the story of the first Christmas […]

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Elizabeth Mitchell Releases New Devotional

Author and Bible Teacher Elizabeth Mitchell celebrated the release of her latest book, The Way There: Seeing the Journey Through, during a book signing event at Boca Raton Community Church on October 24. A collection of 120 inspirational devotionals, The Way There: Seeing the Journey Through offers “gentle reminders that God is completely capable to give direction and speak clearly through difficult times and the grind of daily life.” In an excerpt from the book, Mitchell says, “As travelers through life we trudge along with burdened backs, distracted minds, and wounded hearts. Where can we go for inspiration and courage […]

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You Can Help Upcoming Faith-Based Films Touch and Change Lives

The theaters have already seen a number of faith-based films earlier this year such as “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone,” “The Shack,” “The Case for Christ,” and “The Champion.” These films touched many lives while on the big screen, and since most of them are now available on DVD, streaming and for church licensing, they are continuing to touch lives. These movies inspire and encourage believers, providing a special opportunity for an uplifting experience for our families while serving as an outreach to the unchurched as well. However, believers should understand that, unlike many secular films, there is rarely a […]

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MercyMe LIFER Tour Hits Pompano Beach in October

MercyMe will appear with special guests Ryan Stevenson And Unspoken at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on Saturday, October 28 as part of the band’s LIFER Tour. Among contemporary Christian music’s most celebrated bands, MercyMe’s relentless commitment to faith, music and the gospel reflects the project’s title – LIFER. The moment you surrender your life to Christ, a checkered flag is waved and you’re off to the races…on the greatest adventure of your life. It’s a race that’s already been won, yet one you’re committed to run for the duration of your existence. And it’s a race the men of MercyMe have […]

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Kirk Franklin to Perform at Gospel in the Son Music Fest

Multi Grammy and Platinum Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin will perform at the recently opened Miramar Regional Park Amphitheater on Saturday, October 7 starting at 7 p.m. at the Gospel in the Son Music Fest. Known for his repertoire of hit contemporary gospel songs with a fusion of R&B, hip hop and reggae, Franklin will be center stage with support performances by gospel artists Bishop William Murphy III, of Dream City Church of Atlanta; Apostle Papa San, of Our Fathers KINGDOM Church; local Miramar singer, Carl Scott; and Pastor Trevor R. Wallace, of Jesus Team Ministries of Lauderhill. Kirk Franklin’s international […]

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“Extraordinary” Tells An Inspiring True Story of Family and Faith

The unremitting road stretches on endlessly into the scorched and blurred horizon. A sweltering heat pulsates all around as tattered shoes, seasoned by hundreds of miles, pound into the dirt one blistering stride after another. You feel each excruciating muscle taxed of all energy and effort. Every breath screams desperate for another ounce of oxygen. Every continued heart beat is a miracle as the rhythm in your chest echoes with the thuds of your feet hitting the ground. And then, just as your about to give in to despair, you hear the words whispering into your thirsty soul: “But those […]

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“13 Reasons Why” You Should Watch This Show Before Your Kids Do

I had been waiting for that letter. It had been weeks that I had been hearing about the show “Thirteen Reasons Why” that had become a global phenomenon. But this was no ordinary show. This was a show about teen suicide, one that graphically depicted it, and that kids had easy access too. One that could potentially hurt a kid that was already hurting. Many school districts across the nation had already begun sending home letters, warning parents about the show. And although my kids are much younger than teenagers, I was very aware that even these sorts of things […]

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