Active Faith

#Prayer Works

Lately there seem to be more social media posts claiming “prayers don’t work.” Perhaps this is in light of all the terrorist attacks and mass murders taking place. It is especially ironic when dozens or even hundreds of people are gunned down while at their church or mosque worshipping God. The conclusion of many atheists, […]

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Hanukkah, the Feast of Dedication

Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday celebrated in close proximity with Christmas, is a festival celebrated from December 12- 20 this year. The festival is older than Christmas as it has been celebrated since the times of the Maccabees about 200 years before Jesus’ birth. Hanukkah is celebrated all over the world by Jews from all countries, […]

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Redeeming the Stuff of Christmas

I love the word “stuff.” It’s one of those words that just seems to do its job well and even sounds right. It communicates a kind of mass and bare existence but nothing of significance, purpose or value. A library has books, a living room has furniture and a laundry room has, well, laundry. But […]

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The Messy Side of Christmas

Over the objections of my fellow workers, I start playing Christmas music in the office in October. Some Christmas music immediately brings me back to special moments as a boy in wintery Michigan. Christmas is a very special season to me. I know that Christmas has been hijacked by mass marketing, materialism and all of […]

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Good News Celebrates Our Faith Leaders

As South Florida comes alive with white lights on Palm trees, boat parades, Christmas pageants and carols, we felt it only appropriate to recognize the faith leaders who offer hope, encouragement and spiritual support to our community throughout the year. If you do not already have a place of worship, we hope you will join […]

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Meet the Twins

I have a friend named J.  He is always good for a great story.  J comes from a large family and has an influential father.  J grew up as the youngest child.  I come from a big family too; however, I am the oldest.  The oldest is the test case; the youngest is often the […]

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Revelation Ministries Plans Christmas Performances and Trip to Israel

Revelation Ministries, a Christian performing arts group from Southeast Florida, has announced its Christmas performance schedule of “The Gospel According to Scrooge” and plans for a major mission trip to the Middle East this summer. The news comes following the passing of the organization’s founder and executive director, Travis Johnson. Johnson was production manager at […]

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Hiking with Tequila

I love to hike. I could truly say that it’s one of my favorite pastimes. I could honestly do it everyday. I have had some incredible adventures throughout the years hiking. I have hiked alone, I have hiked with my wife, Lisa, I have hiked with friends, and I have hiked with strangers. My hikes […]

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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 […]

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The Salvation Army Red Kettle Program Helps Families Year Round

Many people have observed the Salvation Army in the front of a store ringing bells and sharing holiday greetings. Often people will place spare change or bills into the kettle, feeling the Christmas spirit. Many people know about the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program as well, and have purchased a gift for a child who […]

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