Life

We all need a Savior, so be ready to share the Gospel

Recently, I attended the Asian Culture Festival held every March in Homestead. Fascinated by the earthy and rustic beauty of Asian dance and apparel, I enjoyed watching various performers reenact dances, marshal arts drills and songs commemorating their Asian heritage. I even sampled some of their native cuisine, including some sweet Thai iced tea that […]

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Flow with a bad economy like the Sea of Galilee

I have been thinking how some words have a double meaning. For example, when the word “funk” is attached before the phrase “music of the ’70s,” it’s something good. However, when “funk” is attached to the end of the word “economic,” it’s bad. The world has been stuck in an economic funk for more than […]

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The empty tomb is full of hope

Do you need an extra dose of hope today? Has our economic recession turned your life upside down? Is sickness and disease testing the outer edges of your health plan? Are your finances consistently bringing you to that place where you have too much month left at the end of your money? Perhaps you are […]

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The ‘Unforgettable’ King

When my husband and I were invited to a recent charity gala at the renowned Boca Raton Resort & Club, I was excited and nervous at the same time. I haven’t been much of a gala-goer since leaving the community social scene to raise our son. These days when I’m not working in the home […]

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Despite economy, Chick-fil-A continues to grow and give

Chick-fil-A, the company behind the cows begging customers to “Eat Mor Chikin,” has increased sales despite the struggling economy. The restaurant chain marked its 41st consecutive year of rising sales with a 12.17 percent increase from 2007 to 2008. In addition, the company expanded with 83 new locations in 2008 alone. Closing on Sundays and […]

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Giving a hand up in Southwest Florida

By Arlene Colcombe The Good News When her last child moved out, there was an empty room in Angie Valentini’s house. So, she prayed and asked God what she should do with it. And He answered. “I saw – literally – boxes piled to the ceiling. I got excited,” she says. “I didn’t know what […]

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SCHIP passage to add 4 million

On his 16th day in office, President Barack Obama signed a bill expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program by $32 billion, providing coverage to an additional 4 million children in families with incomes too high to receive Medicaid but who cannot afford to buy health insurance. “Today marks a tremendous victory,” said Katie Paris […]

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Relationship tune-up

Churches across Florida begin marriage mentoring programs to lower local divorce rates. When Billy Graham was asked his secret for being married to the same person for more than five decades, he described his marriage to Ruth as “happily incompatible.”  Liz and Jerry Hablitzel of Boynton Beach understand that thousands of married couples can relate […]

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Not just for Valentine’s Day

What is one of the kindest things someone has ever done for you? When I thought about this recently, one of the first things that came to mind was when I suffered a significant head injury several years ago. A few weeks into my recovery, a friend called to say she wanted to clean my […]

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My first love

I still remember the first time I laid my eyes on her. I was 5 years old, and I knew we were meant to be together forever. When I touched her face, I felt empowered. Even though she didn’t feel the same way about me, it didn’t matter. I knew I had to have her. […]

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