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Pro-life ministries make their mark in South Florida

Pro-life advocates might be discouraged that three anti-abortion measures were soundly defeated in South Dakota, California and Colorado during the national elections, but at least they have something to smile about in Florida. Abortions have decreased in the state by 3.8 percent according to the 2007 Florida Vital Statistics Annual Report. “That translates to 3,632 […]

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Sending love and peace to holiday shoppers

Mixing faith with business can be tricky. But at the Pak Mail shop at Town Centre Mall, owners Jim and Terri Blewett have found a way to do it.                 At this one-stop shop, customers can get their Christmas packages packed and shipped –and they can also get […]

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West Palm Beach ballroom dancers bring top honors to Florida

Dance students from Fred Astaire Dance Studio in West Palm Beach brought top honors to Florida by winning national titles at the 2008 Fred Astaire National DanceSport Championships. The competition took place at the Hilton Walt Disney World Resort October 22–26.                 Wendy Widjaja, of Palm Beach Gardens, […]

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Extraordinary voices showcased at local children’s opera

How sweet the sound. The sound of 22 children ranging in age from 11 to 19 singing opera.                 Yes, that’s right. Children ages 11 to 19 are actually singing opera and will be performing Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel.” As in Engelbert, the German composer, not the […]

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Jim Channell heats up airwaves in SW Florida

“With God before us, who could possibly stand against us?” the voice on the radio bellows each weekday morning.                 Thousands of Southwest Floridians have started their day with him for more than a decade. Halfway around the globe, people are listening to his voice as he talks […]

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Local man chooses life in African slums

On Sept. 8, 2008, a hungry child cried himself to sleep in the midst of the horrific slum of Kibera, Kenya, while Bill Cunningham, a man in Naples, Fla., picked up his daily Newspaper to enjoy with his morning coffee.                 Only God could have known the plan […]

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Comfort for cancer

When Tim Conder was diagnosed with throat cancer, he says he was afraid – but he didn’t let his two young sons, William and Harrison, know it.                 Even when Conder lost the ability to speak and eat because of rigorous radiation treatment, he says, “All they knew […]

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Local marriage-building events

Marriage on the Rock               The married couples Life of Calvary Chapel Kendall meets the first Friday of the month from 7:30–9 p.m. at the church, located at 16435 SW 117 Ave. in Miami. For more information, call 305-233-5433 or visit www.CalvaryKendall.com. Marriage Restoration Life         […]

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Cycles are inevitable, in life and in investing

For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation (II Peter 3:4b). We recently welcomed a New Year and witnessed the Inauguration of a new president. We have also continued to see unprecedented volatility in the stock market and a dramatic downturn in the economy. All of […]

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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. […]

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