Life

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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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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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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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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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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Commentary: Economic Stimulus 101: Reaganomics vs. Obamanomics

President Obama says the economy is the worst since the Great Depression. Actually, it is the worst since the Reagan recession of 1982–83. Further, the 2009 market crash is not the worst since 1929 but since 1987 – also on Ronald Reagan’s watch. How was Ronald Reagan’s response to these economic crises different from what […]

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Indebted

Back when I was in high school, it was not uncommon in my group of friends to borrow a little change for an occasional afterschool snack in exchange for a proverbial I.O.U. To satisfy the debt, we would either pay back the money or the one who owed would buy the next time. For the […]

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Can the recession cause you to pack on the pounds?

Consumers are used to buying cheap cereals and processed foods in order to save money. And in the midst of a recession, this unhealthy habit may seem more crucial than before. But, the reality is that these are the very foods that are causing obesity, inflammation and sickness. According to some nutrition experts, a recession […]

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When two say ‘I do,’ money an issue?

“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For, if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.”–Ecclesiastes 4:9–10. Making financial decisions can be hard enough for one person, and […]

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