Life

Exploring the Body Art Craze

A popular British newspaper recently published an article entitled “These awful tattoos show we’re turning pagan.” It was written by Oxford-educated, Jewish journalist Melanie Phillips, and it quickly got me researching. Nobody can dispute the fact that since the economic downturn of 2008, while small businesses are disappearing, tattoo parlors seem to be appearing on […]

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Standing Up to the Challenge

In recognition of their accomplishments, this month South Florida students walk up to receive their diplomas and step out into a world of opportunity. Each class has a personality of its own, but this class “has a passion to do things bigger than themselves and connect with others to make things happen,” said Chris Lane, […]

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How Does Instinct Affect a Child’s Behavior and Learning

Newly hatched sea turtles crawl up through the sand, and run lickety-split straight to the ocean. Their mother is gone; no one taught them to do that; it’s instinct. Newborn baby kangaroos instinctively climb into their mother’s pouch, different species of birds display amazingly diverse nest building habits, and the fighting and courtship behaviors of […]

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Women and Long Term Care

For many people, the words “long term care” bring to mind images of nursing homes, wheelchairs and the incapacitated elderly. But really, long-term care is a wide range of services and other support you may need to get through basic everyday tasks and life as you get older. This service will be one of your […]

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Is Celibacy Relevant Today

When returning to Christ 5 years ago after an extended period of wandering in the wilderness, I found it hard to believe that modern Christians were embracing a standard of celibacy. For the young adults taking the purity pledge, this seemed like a good idea — but for people my age? At the time I […]

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How Can I Ever Trust Again?

I recently to spoke at The Uptown Lunch, a monthly event sponsored by my church during which the pastor asked a number of questions related to how I got where I am today. I shared that after three relationships that included physical abuse, rape and infidelity followed by abandonment, I didn’t like men. I wanted […]

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Adopting from Colombia: The Road to a Forever Home

When Nidia M. Sica, Director of Social Services and International Programs for Adoption by Shepherd Care (ASC) speaks about the agency’s Colombian exchange program, you can’t help but feel God’s love. Adoptions by Shepherd Care which began in 1980 has expanded its reach and God’s calling to care for the orphan by bringing children from […]

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Consequences of Porn on Our Culture

A recent study by The Barna Group titled, “The Porn Phenomenon: A Comprehensive New Survey on Americans and Pornography” was released recently and it revealed what is stated to be a “cavalier” attitude towards pornography and pornography use particularly among teens and young adults.  I would not disagree with these findings based on my years […]

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Difference Makers: Florida Guardian Ad Litems

  While the horrors of child abuse and neglect are all too common in South Florida, one organization utilizes caring and committed volunteers to stand in the gap for God’s children. A Guardian ad Litem is a volunteer appointed by the court to be a voice for abused, abandoned and neglected children and make independent recommendations […]

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Wozniak and Saban to Inspire Architects of Tomorrow at Leadercast 2016

Committed to transforming leaders by clarifying their calling, challenging their minds and engaging their hearts for service, Lifework Leadership and the National Christian Foundation will be a local host for Leadercast 2016 on Friday, May 6. The largest one-day leadership event in the world, Leadercast will feature nationally-acclaimed speakers such as Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, […]

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