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The Pattern of Prayer

Lord, teach us to pray. (Luke 11:1 NKJV) In our modern world we have tools at our disposal that our parents never dreamed of having. Take the navigation systems on our cars and smartphones. We simply type in the address of our destination, and it guides us there, telling us an estimated time of arrival. When the disciples asked our Lord to teach them to pray, they were asking for a route, a path that would lead them into the throne room of God’s presence in prayer. The Bible clearly lays out this route for us, and it begins when […]

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Danny Gokey and Unspoken to Perform at “Good Days Only” Music Festival 

“Good Days Only” Music Festival unites the spirit of creativity with faith and family for an unforgettable journey on February 23, 2024 from 12 noon to 11 p.m. at the Meyer Amphitheatre, located at 105 Evernia Street in West Palm Beach. It will be a day filled with music, laughter and a carnival of activities for the whole family, featuring popular musical artists Danny Gokey, Unspoken and Bryson Rory, along with performers such as 7eventh Time Down, Rory Comtois, Southbound, JJ Weeks, Shepherd, MVKEYYJ. Mountain City, Ty Morris H.O.W., The Borin Bros, Dave Pettigrew and Thomas Berberian! A Top-3 finalist […]

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Dirty Truth

There is a favorite pastime (for some) that you can indulge in while visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The signs beckon you to pull over and take your chance. The family can be heard screaming in unison, “pull over, pull over, pull over” as the pressure mounts. You may think I am speaking of the obligatory Cracker Barrel stop, nope! Boiled peanuts? A western souvenir store featuring “Coonskin hats (short for racoon) worn by the famous Daniel Boone? The random “theme” park? Hardee’s? Could it really be that I am referring to the famous Billy Graham Library, […]

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Healthy Leaders, Thriving Churches, Flourishing Cities

In the intricate tapestry that is a local church and ministry network, the well-being of its leaders is of paramount importance. These leaders are entrusted with the sacred responsibility of shepherding their congregations and organizations and serve as the backbone of any vibrant and thriving community. Investing in the holistic health and wholeness of these leaders has cascading positive effects on the leaders themselves, their families, the congregations and constituents they serve, and the overall witness and impact of the Christian community in the region. Lasting change, transformation, spiritual witness along with the transmission of faith to the next generation […]

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Samaritan’s Purse Provides Ambulances in Honor of Fallen Israeli Medics

Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham joined hundreds of Israeli citizens on Jan. 23 to dedicate 14 new ambulances for Magen David Adom, the nation’s emergency medical services provider. Graham honored the sacrifices of 19 members of Magen David Adom who have been killed since Oct. 7, the start of the current Israel-Hamas war. “We don’t always understand why these things happen—why tragedy happens. But we have faith in God and know that He loves us,” Graham said, addressing the families of four fallen medical personnel. “We pray that these ambulances will bring comfort to the people of Israel, knowing that […]

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BBX Capital Inc. Deepens Commitment to Habitat for Humanity of Broward

In a celebration of their enduring partnership, Habitat for Humanity of Broward and BBX Capital Inc. marked a significant milestone with a generous additional contribution of $150,000 from BBX Capital. The funds will further propel the construction efforts of the new Coral Springs Community development by Habitat Broward and will fund a home for a Habitat family. The ceremony, held on site at the Coral Springs development, brought together key figures from both organizations, highlighting the collaborative spirit that has fueled their joint mission. On site were Alan Levan, Chairman of BBX Capital; Jarett Levan, President/CEO of BBX Capital; Nancy […]

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Hannah’s Home Breaks Ground on Expanded Housing

Hannah’s Home of South Florida broke ground on two duplex cottages for single mothers on Thursday, Nov. 30, housing that will boost capacity by 50 percent. To build the duplexes, Hannah’s Home is partnering with Hedrick Brothers Construction, Carrier’s Construction, Olson Design Group, JMorton & Landscape Architecture, Last Devenport Inc., BFT Development and Belvedere Contracting Inc. Earlier this year at the nonprofit’s annual gala, Hannah’s Home raised over $500,00 towards its program and campus expansion. Founder Carol Beresford said she has long dreamt of expanding in Tequesta in order to house more at-risk pregnant women. “I am overjoyed to see […]

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Holy Cross Health Surpasses $7 Million in Gifts from Foundation

The Guerrieri Family Foundation, in an ongoing commitment to the mission of Holy Cross Health, has announced that its latest donation brings the foundation’s total giving to more than $7 million.  A Word From Holy Cross “We are so grateful to the Guerrieri family for their incredible support of Holy Cross over the years,” Holy Cross CEO and President Mark Doyle said. “Because of their commitment and generosity, we continue to serve our community with healthcare excellence, cutting edge treatment, and compassionate and comprehensive care.”   The generous gift will fund the renovation of the three-story Holy Cross Medical Complex at […]

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Finding Jesus in Jonah

“Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, ‘Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I tell you.’ So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord” (Jonah 3:1–3 NKJV).   The pages of history are replete with the heartwarming stories of men and women who have been down and came back to take advantage of the second chance. Abraham Lincoln is a prime example. Defeated for the state legislature in 1832, defeated for Congress in 1843, again in 1848, defeated for the […]

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Teaching the Discipline of Self-Improvement

The start of a new year usually begins with a few resolutions. Whether they actually follow through on the resolutions or not is a separate issue. The thought of self-improvement and the discipline involved is a great training lesson for children and teens. The fact that I actually have in me the discipline to improve myself is an understanding that has been totally lost. When you ask today’s child, teen, or young adult what they would like to change this next year, they will almost always talk about a possession. Instead of changing themselves or improving themselves as a person, […]

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