Life

Dr. Ben Carson Encourages a Renewal of Faith and Family

  Dr. Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who ran for president of the United States, visited Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale in October to address the challenging topic of racial reconciliation. In introducing the topic, Calvary Chapel Pastor Doug Sauder asserted that the more diverse a church is the stronger the unity is. He described the […]

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Thanksgiving: The Legacy of an Unlikely Hero

Almost four centuries have passed since America celebrated its first Thanksgiving, a day where two distinct groups of people — the Pilgrims and the Native American Indians — put aside their differences and celebrated the Pilgrims’ first corn harvest. As I have begun to learn more about its origins, the story behind the first Thanksgiving […]

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Looking for a Few Good Men

  Hope Women’s Centers is a place where women have been going for help with unplanned pregnancies since 1987. Hope provides free and confidential services. Helping women in Broward County for almost 30 years inspires a level of trust when a woman understands that Hope does not profit financially from the decision she makes – […]

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Platelets: The New Pink

  It’s pink season again. With October being the official breast cancer awareness month, the color pink is in full bloom. But what does wearing pink have to do with curing breast cancer? For some, it is a reminder to have a breast exam for early cancer detection. For others, it is the time to […]

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I Love Me… I Love Me Not

“I, Nadine, promise to enjoy inhabiting my own life and to relish a lifelong love affair with my beautiful self,” Nadine Schweigert vowed. That’s right – she married herself. With all the talk about same-sex marriage, polygamy, incest, polyamorous relationships of various kinds, it’s not surprising to find that there is also a practice called […]

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Study Finds Strong Families Contribute to High School Graduation Rates

“The number of families headed by married couples is a more powerful predictor of high school graduation and school suspension rates in Florida than are factors such as income, race and ethnicity,” according to “Strong Families, Successful Schools,” a new study released in September by the Institute for Family Studies. “Accordingly, policymakers, educators and civic […]

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That’s A Sorry Excuse!

  Have you tried to apologize, but your spouse won’t accept it? Has your spouse apologized, and you don’t believe he/she is sincere? You are not alone.   What happens when an apology is not offered, appropriate or accepted? Whatever the root of the offense, it sits in the middle of your marriage keeping you […]

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Spend Time with Your Money; Create a Budget

Learning to be good stewards over what God has given us can be a challenge. In the wink of an eye, 2016 will be gone. How can we go out with a bang concerning our money? Holidays such as Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas all take place in the next few months, and most of […]

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Teachable Moments

If you are a parent, chances are that you have learned to pick your battles with your child. But knowing exactly when to let something slide and when to address an issue immediately is not always easy. Samantha James, a kindergarten teacher at Palm Beach Christian Academy in West Palm Beach and mother of two, […]

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