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Foster Families Receive Christmas Gifts

4KIDS provided blessings this Christmas Season for Foster and adoptive families. Gifts, games, toys, stuffed animals, footballs, soccer balls and more were generously supplied, bringing some much needed support to the many families that have opened their doors to children in need of love, hope and forever families. Volunteers, like Marvyn, helped point out the […]

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Extension – A Pattern to Imitate

“And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, . . . so that you became an example to all the believers” (1 Thessalonians 1:6–7). Suppose they could actually speak to us, the characters described throughout the pages of Scripture whom we barely consider as we swiftly scan their stories. What would they say, […]

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Finding Happiness

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save […]

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Retirement Income That Measures Up

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management suggests strategies to help you meet your retirement needs. Pension income, investments, a 401(k) account: All those potential resources can provide you with a solid foundation for retirement. But how do you develop a strategy for drawing them down in a way that will see you through retirement? “Your approach will […]

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We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Box

Years ago, when our children were younger, we used to schedule “mystery family vacations.” The idea was a brilliant one, I might add. The concept was simple. Lisa and I would devise a fun family vacation but keep it a secret. We would simply share with our children the date of departure, the date of […]

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Wings of Freedom Tour Brings WWII Aircraft to Banyan Air Service

Participating in the Collings Foundation’s WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR, B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine,” B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo” bombers and P-51 Mustang “Toulouse Nuts” fighter, will fly to the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport located at Banyan Air Service, Inc., for a visit from January 19th to 21st. This is a rare opportunity […]

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Church United Funds New Firewalls Center

Firewall Centers was presented with $28,073 from Church United to help fund their newest Center location at Walker Elementary School. “We decided that one of the most important things we could do to serve our community was to invest in the education of the next generation. It then became a natural fit to partner together […]

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Getting Better with Age

I am not a big drinker, but I have heard it said a time or two that certain wines get better with age. In fact, I did a little research and found out that some bottles can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many things get better with age if they last long enough. […]

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FUNtastic Events Feature FUN and FUNdamentals

What is the chief end of man? According to the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and enjoy him forever. Do we do that? I mean, do we really enjoy God and glorify him or are our lives checklists of things to do or ways to behave — drudgery? When someone […]

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