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Lindsay’s faith spills out of Taylor’s Closet

Four years ago, a wide-eyed and confident 14-year-old girl came up with a community service project to give clothes to foster care girls, many of whom are taken from their families with just the clothes on their backs and a garbage bag full of belongings.                 Her idyllic […]

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Christmas in Southwest Florida

Christmas in Southwest Florida is a special time of year.  Lights carefully wrapped around palm trees grace many streets. Big holiday displays welcome visitors to the many gated communities. Here are a few of the many events that you can participate in to help get you in the holiday spirit. Snow will be blowing at […]

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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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A positive result for a ‘problem pregnancy’

This December, little Kingston will celebrate her first Christmas. A year ago, however, Kingston’s mother Elizabeth was having a less-than-ideal holiday. She first suspected she was pregnant on New Year’s Eve, an unplanned surprise that left her in a quandary. Elizabeth wanted to carry her baby to term, but she was concerned: How would she […]

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Man from small town makes eternal difference

Here is a Man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another obscure village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was 30, and then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.                 He never wrote […]

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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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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 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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Out of bounds

Joshua Morrow, who plays Nicholas Newman on “The Young and the Restless,” may not set healthy boundaries on TV, but at one recent local event, he drew a line and set an example every woman can learn from. While eating lunch with eight girlfriends, I looked around the table and realized our ages spanned five […]

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