Life

Don’t waste this recession!

We all know times are tough. The perfect storm of a bursting economic and housing bubble, a normal business cycle downturn, the subprime mortgage scandal and a presidential election year have all led to dire predictions, hopelessness and desperate measures. Most people ask, “Where is it all going?” but the better question is, “What is […]

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Servant leaders like Joshua

Did you get your check yet? You know, the check we have been told we deserve from the government – the free bailout to tide you over in these difficult times. The “Me” check. We sound like children who have spent their allowance and are now coming to dad for more. Speaking of our children, […]

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The power of a father’s blessing

Every son wants a blessing from his dad. Even adult sons seek affirmation from their fathers. The silent question, “Dad, do you love me?” is written on the heart of each son. This Father’s Day, when your children give their dad a card, it’s the perfect opportunity for Dad to give his children the gift […]

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Raise and release

Last month my oldest son went on his first Boy Scout camping trip by himself. For the first time, he was completely away from me and his mom. It made me wonder if I have done all I can to prepare him. How did he manage? Did he do the right things? How did he […]

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Delaying the inevitable

You’d think if you heard God’s audible voice, you’d listen. But, Jonah obviously had hearing problems. When God told him to preach to the Ninevites, not only did he flee to Tarshish by boat, but then he begged to be thrown overboard so he could die rather than obey God. As graceful as God is, […]

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Oasis Church hosts Third Annual Summer Spectacular

Get ready for a rockin’ time at the dock this summer. KidsWorld, the children’s Life of Oasis Church, will be holding their Third Summer Spectacular Sunday, June 7, through Friday, June 12, from 6–9 p.m. at Oasis Church’s Pembroke Pines campus. The church is located on Flamingo Road, one block north of Pembroke Road at […]

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The makeover mentality

Remember that feeling you get after you’ve just had your hair done? You know the one. You waited way too long to cut your hair, and now you’ve found someone who seems to be able to bring out the best in you, all by a few snips of the scissors. You walk out of the […]

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If you fall seven times, get up eight

We just completed our first year of K.I.C.K. (Karate In Christ’s Kingdom) for kids from pre-kindgarten to fifth grade at my church. We had a blast teaching the basics of karate, self-defense and fitness in an environment that was Christ-centered and Scripture-saturated. What a wonderful sight it is to see all those little “warriors” of […]

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Don’t put all your eggs in one basket!

When it comes to smart investment decisions, professional advisors often talk about the benefits of diversification. It is a technique that can manage an investor’s exposure to risk by mixing a wide variety of investments within a portfolio. The Bible even talks about something similar in Ecclesiastes 11:1–2: “Cast your bread upon the waters, for […]

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How was the Bible made?

My first Bible was a red King James Version New Testament given to me by the Gideons when I was in the fifth grade. I took it home and read its first words: “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat […]

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