Life

Courageous Love

“The body of Christ needs to become more courageous with their love,” said Jean Caceres-Gonzalez, Founder and Executive Director of His House Children’s Home (HHCH), a private, non-profit, faith-based child welfare organization in Miami. Their mission: defend the weak and fatherless. Last year alone, close to one thousand neglected, abused or drug exposed children, including […]

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A podcast a day helps keep your troubles away

What better way to prepare yourself for the trials and tribulations of life than to arm yourself with the Word of God. One man is on a mission – to bring God’s Word to the world, every single day, via podcast. Early one December morning, 2005, Brian Hardin woke up to a thought he had […]

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Loving your gay neighbor as yourself

My heart pounded as the Sunday school teacher asked us to break into small groups and discuss how we might reach the homosexual community for Christ. I had often wondered if everyone knew my secret. Now I would find out for sure. In my group of four, Rachel spoke first, stating, “I don’t have any […]

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Lost but found – True stories of life in the foster care system

According to a Child Welfare Information Gateway Statistic Study done in 2008 (the most recent information available), there were almost 500,000 children in the foster care system throughout the United States. Although some of these children were placed in various settings, including nonrelative foster family homes, relative foster homes, institutions, group homes, preadoptive homes, etc, […]

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Are you a lukewarm Christian?

Most Christians have heard the term “lukewarm Christian” and understand its negative connotation. In fact, a lukewarm Christian can have an interest in God, such as going to church or reading the Bible and may look spiritual outwardly, but he does not allow God to have full access to every area of his life. In […]

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Five reasons to set God-given goals

If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time. If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there. These are more than trite phrases; they contain a great truth. Picture in your mind a runner getting set to compete against other runners in a 100-yard dash. As the gun sounds, […]

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In the beginning

There is nothing like new beginnings.  A new job.  A new address.  A new friendship.  A new possibility.  A new opportunity.  A new vision.  A new goal.  A new year.  And that is exactly where this month’s message finds each one of us: Standing at the threshold of yet another new year.  An old year […]

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Feed the body, feed the soul

By Anitra Parmele The Good News The following is the second in a series spotlighting Hope South Florida, a unique collaboration of city officials, social agencies and the faith community with a single purpose – to end family homelessness in Broward County. For over twenty years, week in and week out, Christ Church United Methodist […]

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Local Veterinarian Changes the Face of Homeless

By Anitra Parmele The Good News A Simple Beginning It was Thanksgiving in tent city where the homeless gathered to be fed. Fred Scarbrough remembers catching sight of a young woman as her boyfriend ferried plates of the turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing to her where she sat holding her six month old baby. “All […]

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