Active Faith

Dawn and Dusk

I was recently sitting with Lisa watching the sunset. I reflected on the experience of dusk, that in between time before darkness and after light. I noticed that everything was ideal. I thought about what life would be like if we lived in permanent dusk. I couldn’t help but also think about how dusk emulates […]

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A Mission for Youth

I remember exactly where I was sitting at the back of that crowded gymnasium. Surrounded by hundreds of other teenagers, I awaited the final session of a week-long church summer camp. As a 14 year old who grew up in church, I knew how these things worked. The final session would be filled with moving […]

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All Roads DO NOT Lead To God

In our current cultural moment, one which is steeped in deep skepticism, absolute truth is separated from matters of religion and spirituality as far as the east is from the west. A typical postmodern response to the statement that absolute truth exists would sound like, “That may be absolutely true for you, but absolutely not […]

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Making History

History is happening in South Florida and you are part of the story. The book of Acts tells a story about a group of people who changed the world. These ordinary people sparked an extraordinary movement known as the Church. Driven by a unified vision, they discipled and deployed every Christ-follower to be an agent […]

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Drip… Drip… Drip…

Summer, my favorite time of year because our pace changes, actually slows down. I see things from another perspective. I savor God’s provision and blessings. I also rest and become refreshed. I also am reminded during the hot South Florida summers of just how important water is. Water is essential to life. One does not […]

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Need Some Good News?

Since this publication is meant to be all about “good news,” I thought that I would share some timeless truths regarding good news with you today. Good News: God’s interest in you will always exceed your interest in Him. Even if your interest wanes, His attentiveness to you remains constant. God doesn’t just love you. […]

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Fewer Miracles in America?

I have been thinking a lot about things in our culture that are anemic, or in a coma, or near death. People sometimes ask me why there aren’t more miracles in our culture. There are about five reasons why this is the case in America. Most people think we need to pray more often with […]

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Abby Johnson Speaks at Hope Women’s Center Legacy Partners Dinner

Hope Women’s Centers hosted a spectacular 2019 Legacy Partners Dinner on April 12 at Pier-66 Hotel and Marina. The night was classic and elegant with 500 people in attendance. Abby Johnson, former Director of Planned Parenthood and nationally best-selling author of “Unplanned” was the keynote speaker. The president of the board, Judy Ryan honored former […]

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“…And Justice For All”

Arthur Kirkland was a respected defense attorney in Baltimore; Henry T. Fleming was a District Court Judge in the same city; they disliked each other intensely. The judge customarily and arbitrarily ruled against the lawyer on shaky grounds. One day the judge was accused of brutally assaulting a young woman and incredibly asked Arthur to […]

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Bringing Clarity to 21st Century Missions

  “When everything is mission, nothing is mission.” This Stephen Neill quote elicited a positive wave of wows, yesses, and amens from a ballroom full of ministry partners as I delivered our State of the Ministry address. It resonated with the room full of partners, pastors, missionaries, staff and friends because we can all see […]

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