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Heidi O’Sheehan: Respect in Current Events

In 2008, Heidi O’Sheehan made her first run for public office in a crowded field of five candidates for Hollywood’s District 3. To the casual voter, this wife and mother of three may have seemed like a typical soccer mom who decided to try her luck at Current Events. But they would’ve underestimated her. She […]

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Dairy cows improve lives

KOLKATA, India– A dozen widows and abandoned women in India’s West Bengal state are now better able to care for their families, thanks to a new development project funded by a $22,000 donation from the World Hunger Fund. The project focused on women in two villages who were living in desperate poverty, some with small […]

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My first love

I still remember the first time I laid my eyes on her. I was 5 years old, and I knew we were meant to be together forever. When I touched her face, I felt empowered. Even though she didn’t feel the same way about me, it didn’t matter. I knew I had to have her. […]

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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. A few weeks into my recovery, a friend called to say she wanted to clean my […]

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Jars of Clay members combine music, messages and Life

Dan Haseltine knows that music occupies a unique place in communicating tough messages. As the lead singer for Jars of Clay, he has experience in telling difficult, yet true stories to move audiences. One of those stories involves his first visit to a South African village. His guide challenged him to spot someone who looked […]

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Looking for financial security

The world tells us security can come in many forms such as a big bank account, a great job or a large retirement fund. We use many of these things as “security blankets” instead of seeking the only true secure foundation available. The security blanket has played a big role in our family life. Emma, […]

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Praying for our newly-elected president

Since our recent presidential election, I’ve often thought of my deceased grandfather and an important lesson he modeled.  My maternal grandfather, Sidney Plott, taught me to pray for our president. In all of my years of memory, from President Dwight Eisenhower to the end of George H.W. Bush’s term, he always prayed for the president. […]

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Local Life receives $4.8 million government grant to combat AIDS

Cross International, a South Florida-based humanitarian agency, has been awarded a $4.8 million grant from the U.S. government for a new program to prevent the spread of AIDS in Haiti and provide care to orphans and vulnerable children affected by the disease. The grant, announced on World AIDS Day, is the largest Cross has received […]

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Churches rally to change the face of foster care

Churches celebrate Christian Foster Care Month by encouraging parishioners to take in “modern-day orphans” When Lisa Tchividjian was looking for something to challenge her family’s spiritual life, her husband mentioned the idea of providing foster care to a needy child. “At first, I was against the whole idea,” Tchividjian says. “I thought I’d raised my […]

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