Life

In Profile: Pastor Larry Thompson

Durring the busy holidays The Good News was able to catch up with Larry Thompson, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale. With all the busyness of Thanksgiving, Christmas and the famous First Baptist Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant he still had time to answer a few questions.   How and when did you come […]

-Read More


Christmas service in 3D

Church by the Glades (CBTG), recently named the 35th fastest growing church in America, has done it once again. Well known for their “wow factor”, CBTG is inviting over a hundred thousand people to witness the ultimate Christmas experience – 20 Christmas services in 3D. “Our December series will consist of three weeks of doctrinal […]

-Read More


Building hope in South Florida one family at a time

The following is the first 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. “Eighteen months ago, Stephan Tchividjian of the Christian Community Foundation of South Florida encouraged a group of his […]

-Read More


Make a difference at the ends of the earth

Mom and Dad: I’m exhausted and I can barely string these words together in a coherent sentence but I knew that I had to try. This was a disaster of extremes – people affected, lives lost, the height of the flood waters but I gotta tell you about the real extremes- neighbors risking their lives […]

-Read More


God’s ‘Tactical Blunders’

Have you ever really goofed up?  I sure have.  One summer I took a week off to attend a seminary class up in Charlotte, NC.  I had planned to drive up a day or so early so that I might take a “day trip” over to the mountains in the western end of North Carolina.  […]

-Read More


Prison Fellowship adds Art Camp to its curriculum

It was a dark day for Chuck Colson, special counsel to President Nixon, when he was sentenced to federal prison on Watergate-related charges. But, just before his sentence began, the light of the Holy Spirit came upon him and Chuck Colson gave his life to the Lord. He publicly proclaimed Jesus by stating that he […]

-Read More


Executive chef learns to serve

Jean-Claude Mille learned to cook in France at his grandmother’s knee. She had taken  him in as a child after his parents divorced. Jean-Claude remembers the love for Jesus that she instilled in him- a love that led her to dream of him entering the priesthood. Once he decided Catholic seminary was not for him, […]

-Read More


Self-worth in a world of shame and abuse

“I remembered that life: the suffocating feeling of being trapped, with no end in sight; wanting the money, needing it, but wishing there were some other legal way to get it. The constant pressure to smile, and pretend you want nothing more than to fulfill every wish and fantasy of a stranger, when all you […]

-Read More


God is the best long-term investment.

The continual gyrations in the stock market have caused many people to question their investment strategy. Questions like “What should I do now?” and “Should I sell my stock positions and move into a money market?” are running through many investors’ minds. And while it is important to avoid making emotional buying and selling decisions […]

-Read More


Surviving grief: From desperation to healing

When Linder Berman attended a “Calm My Anxious Heart” Bible study years ago, she had no idea that the lessons she learned through that study would soon be put into practice in her own life.  I originally sat down with Linder to write an article about her son Paul’s death three years ago at the […]

-Read More