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Joyner: God’s ‘Unbelievable’ creation

Gene Joyner is an example of a man who bloomed where he was planted. The nationally-known horticulturist lovingly cultivated the land where he grew up and also single-handedly created Florida’s only rainforest. The lush tropical landscape Joyner created, called Unbelievable Acres Botanical Gardens, started out in 1970 as two and a half acres of empty […]

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Members give ‘buy one, give one free’

Septuagenarian Ed McKenzie is a man on a mission to help seniors in need on low, fixed incomes and grandparents raising their grandchildren throughout Broward County. Each month when he does his shopping, McKenzie practices “buy one, give one free” every time he buys a special offer, he gives the “free” food he collects to […]

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Feinberg brings biblical parables to life

The salmon were in full summer swing in Sitka, Alaska, and author Margaret Feinberg was busy caring for her aunt’s bed and breakfast giving her relative a much-needed break. While serving up scones along with the usual morning chit-chat with the guests, Feinberg asked a visitor from Oregon what line of work she was in. […]

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Dolphins cheerleader teaches dance

For Ariann and Eddy Denison, starting a dance studio was not a simple business venture; it was a way to give the community a place to get a taste of enduring Christian values. Their dance studio, The Studio in Davie, was birthed from Ariann’s childhood dream of opening a dance studio. She says she always […]

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Just between Friends

Just Between Friends franchise seeks to glorify God and save South Florida families money Nov. 20–21 When friends Shannon Wilburn and Daven Tackett decided to host a glorified garage sale in their living room to sell gently used baby gear, they included friends that wanted to sell baby, maternity and children’s items, too. Each mom […]

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Local couple brings Gospel to Croatia

Many South Floridians were touched by Andrew and Daniele Vuksic as they reached out to people imprisoned behind bars, young children in foster care and single adults through ministries at Spanish River Church in Boca Raton. Now, the couple is working to conquer an entire country for Christ. Shortly after saying their wedding vows in […]

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‘A Wonderful Life’ built on thrifty foundation

Some social analysts observe the United States in the past half-century has shifted from a Bedford Falls-like culture of small businesses and community-friendly financial institutions to a Pottersville-style nightmare of predatory lenders and seedy businesses that target the poor. And for American society in general, the result is anything but “a wonderful life.”  Some social […]

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Leader wins ‘Gospel Dream’ talent show

A Boca Raton worship leader beat out thousands of entries to win the fourth season of “Gospel Dream” – a talent search competition similar to “American Idol” featured on the Gospel Music Channel. Tony LeBron’s stunning dual-language performances of Bruce Hornsby’s “The Way It Is” and “I Surrender All” catapulted him to the crown. “It’s […]

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Local handymen, ‘Off the Chain for Jesus’

As a servant of Christ, former horse jockey and maintenance worker, James McDonald was fired for witnessing to others on the job. But he saw that there was a great need for handyman services in South Florida, and the Lord gave him the idea to combine his physical and spiritual tools to reach people for […]

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Hope, works to give children better future

Broward County School Board Member Phyllis C. Hope spoke with Scott Spages about the changes she hopes to see in Broward schools and her South Florida upbringing. Hope was born in Pompano Beach, and is now the married mother of two and grandmother of four. She attends Piney Grove Baptist Church in Ft. Lauderdale. BackgroundScott […]

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