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Getting Too Close

As I sat by the pool during a recent sunny Saturday afternoon getaway, I noticed a young boy and his father playing the proverbial launch-me-into-the-deep-end game that resulted in the little guy exclaiming, “Do it again!” and, “Higher next time!” as he squealed with devilish delight. The father gladly complied, obviously enjoying his son’s pleasure. […]

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Writin’ 4 Da Son

Graffiti is literally everywhere in South Florida. Bus stops, warehouses, billboards, train cars and more are easy targets for area youth to vandalize. Recently, graffiti tagging became front page news when Miami Beach police used a tazer on Israel Hernandez-Llach after pursuing him for vandalizing an abandoned building with graffiti. Hernandez died as a result […]

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Social Security Insecurity

After paying into the Social Security system for their entire career, many Americans on the edge of retirement suddenly realize they don’t understand how the system works. They have heard conflicting strategies of when to start taking their benefits. Some say it is best to start collecting a reduced benefit at age 62, others recommend […]

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Prayer – What’s The Point?

Have you ever wondered, “If God already knows what he is going to do, is there any point to us praying about anything?” If God is sovereign and always accomplishes his purposes, what is the point of prayer? Thinking like this shows a lack of understanding concerning prayer and its purpose. Prayer is a spiritual […]

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There Are No Monsters

A child’s first night in foster care is a confusing and fearful moment in time. The best word I can use to describe that moment is vulnerable. I wish everyone could witness that moment so they could grasp both the depth of helplessness and sorrow of a broken family, as well as the power and […]

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I’m Gonna Let it Shine

If you attended Sunday school as a young child, it was an easy environment in which to proclaim your love for Christ. Your teachers, friends and parents all talked about Jesus, and identifying yourself as a Christian was easy and comfortable. Remember the lyrics to the children’s song, “This Little Light of Mine?” Your light […]

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The Other Side of Sunshine

Robin Martin Good News When was the last time you met a South Florida native? Think about it. Every day I meet people from all across our community and rarely do I find someone who was born and raised here in the tri-county area. To call South Florida a transient population is an understatement, as […]

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First Prioirity

The United States ranks as the fourth-largest mission field in the world. Millennials (those born between 1978 and 2000) in our nation number 95 million, with only 15 percent identifying themselves as evangelicals. This is the very definition of a post-Christian nation. A staggering 96 percent of South Florida’s population is lost or unchurched, even […]

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Is There Hope for This Year’s Dolphins?!

Dolfans, it is time to celebrate! Football season is back, and on September 5, the NFL season will be in full swing as the defending-champion Ravens take on the AFC’s Super Bowl favorite Denver Broncos. As exciting as that is, this year’s Miami Dolphins bring equal buzz after their busy offseason. All the new faces […]

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9 Principles for Young Professionals

It’s a tough and competitive world out there, and with unemployment statistics as they are, many of us in our 20s are happy to take work where we can find it. Others are already working in their desired fields but, in either case, we are all trying to move forward and build our futures as […]

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