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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 about the history of contemporary Christian music. Meanwhile, […]

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