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One girl can change the world

Texting and sexting, school violence, drug abuse, car accidents, pregnancy. Teens – including teenage girls – all too often make the News because of their problems and failures. Yet throughout history, there have been young women, like Joan of Arc, who are remembered for extraordinary personal accomplishments. Just a few months ago, Melanie Oudin, a […]

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ORU students provide shoes for Iraqi children

Oral Roberts University students provide shoes for children in Iraq through giving and negotiation skills. Soon, thousands of Iraqi children will have new shoes in time for winter, thanks to the efforts of Oral Roberts University (ORU) students, faculty and staff. The money for this project was raised through donations taken during twice-weekly chapel services. […]

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Barbara Collier

Birth Place: Falls Creek, PennsylvaniaYears in Florida: Over 50Home Church: Coral Ridge Presbyterian ChurchMarital status: widowed; married 50 yearsChildren/Grandchildren: 3 sons and 6 grandsons [no girls!]First job:   Printing CompanyFavorite movie:  Gone With The WindWhat do you like to read:  The Bible, Newspapers, and US World and News Report.  Musical preference:  I like music of the […]

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Focus takes next step in leadership transition

Dr. James Dobson’s departure from the radio program and from official affiliation with the organization he founded in 1977 is just the “third chapter in a transition that began in 2003,” when Dobson stepped down as Focus president, said Jim Daly, the Life ‘s president and CEO. It was a mutual decision between Dobson and […]

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Life Skills International is changing lives

For Ken and Diana Whiteman, healing is a lifelong journey that began in a classroom. To love one another fully meant change, but they lacked the skills necessary to do it. Life Skills International has transformed the way they relate to one another. Together, as co-facilitators and instructors, they now bring renewed hope to struggling […]

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US House pounds on Roe v. Wade

In an historic healthcare vote, the Democrat-led House of Representatives excludes taxpayer-funded abortions and signals the “beginning of the end” for abortion in America. WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 – Taxpayer-funded abortion was excluded from the final healthcare bill, even though the public funding of abortion was a key component of President Obama’s presidential campaign and was […]

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114 children have died from H1N1

114 children have died from H1N1  – but 700,000 have died from abortion Swine flu has claimed the lives of at least 114 children in the United States since April, according to the latest data available from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But an estimated 2,247 to 3,305 babies lose their […]

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Billy Graham turns 91

Evangelist Billy Graham celebrated his 91st birthday on Nov. 7. A spokesman said Graham remains in good overall health, with a strong heart and clear mind, while dealing with various age-related conditions. He continues to exercise, including short walks at his mountain home every day. The global evangelist continues to stay abreast of current events. […]

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Celebrate 12 Days of Christmas w/ meaning

Have you ever wanted more meaning from the Christmas season? In their new book, The 12 Days of Christmas, authors Linda Coates and Leslie S. Kelly help you and your family get just that.  This is not just another Christmas book. It is a way to recapture what has been lost in the hustle and […]

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Fire Angels: How to start a good fire

Being creative has its advantages, and when creativity is not readily available, one may turn to his or her own forte of choice. George Martos has a different approach: forge ahead with what you know. “I’m not creative-minded, but I’m good at organizing, administrating, and the business end of it all” says the fireman who […]

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