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Lisa Welchel’s roles

‘The Facts of Life’ actress will speak in South Florida in November as part of Women of Faith’s ‘A Grand New Day’ tour With families across the nation facing economic hard times and foreclosures up more than 80 percent, there is more stress on women than ever before. So there’s no better time to get together with your girlfriends for a weekend of hope and inspiration when Women of Faith’s 2009 tour, “A Grand New Day,” comes to the BankAtlantic Center, Nov. 20–21. A fresh face that was added to this year’s line-up of speakers is a familiar face to […]

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Bearing One Another’s Burdens

Healthcare cost sharing ministries threatened by reforms President Obama says he’s looking for creative, “outside-the-box” solutions to the “healthcare crisis” in this country. But the plans that have the greatest likelihood of passing – including the so-called “Kennedy Plan” – put at-risk a Christian alternative to insurance that is now being used by more than 100,000 people in the U.S. James Lansberry is vice president of Samaritan Ministries, the largest of the self-described “healthcare sharing ministries,” whose members pay for each other’s healthcare costs. His organization’s members pay for about $3 million in healthcare expenses a month. Payments vary, but […]

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Churches bring The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry to Florida theaters

Five & Two Pictures is proud to announce the upcoming release of a very special film entitled “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry.” Coming to theaters Sept. 18, “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry” is an inspiring film for viewers from 8 years old to 80 years old. Set in 1970, the film follows three 12-year-old boys as they encounter the town bully and an older fellow named Jonathan Sperry (played by Gavin MacLeod) who encourages them to live out what the Bible says. Jansen Panettiere, the younger brother of Hayden Panettiere of “Heroes” fame, and Robert Guillaume also co-star. Fireproof actor […]

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Green means go

Sometimes, God gives us a green light, but we’re too busy texting at the wheel to notice. Have you ever been in your car behind someone at a stoplight when the light turns green, and the person just sits there? The driver has a green light to go, but he goes nowhere. Somehow I always tend to find these people when I come to a light. In my observation, it usually happens because of one or all of the following reasons: –The driver misunderstood the signal. As impossible as it seems to misunderstand a simple green signal, it happens. He […]

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A Little Direction

I’ve learned a lot of lessons while driving around South Florida. Not only do the crazy drivers teach me lessons in holding my tongue, but I’ve also learned how to apply make-up without a mirror at 75 miles per hour. Just kidding! However, because I am a native South Floridian, I’m sure I fit into that crazy driver category. But, in all seriousness, God gave me a bit of insight on the road the other day. I just wasn’t the one driving. My dad wanted to take me and my husband to a nearby restaurant. Dad and I had been […]

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Building a miracle for His Caring Place

On a recent Thursday morning, a text message flashed across the cell phone of a His Caring Place staff member. It read, “He said to get an abortion and stay or get out if I’m having the baby. I don’t even have bus fare, and the fighting is getting worse. I’m so scared.” The staff member replied, “Let’s make a plan. We can come pick you up.” The staff member followed up with the young woman by picking her up, taking her to a local church and soon she was sitting in at MomsLife, the weekly outreach Life His Caring […]

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Current Events, Puritans and Persecution Rev. Dr. Gary Cass makes it his job to defend the Christian faith

Former Executive Director of the Center for Reclaiming America for Christ Rev. Dr. Gary L. Cass spoke to Scott Spages about the Persecuted Church, his respect for the Puritans and his hopes for the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, where he is now the chairman and CEO. The married father of three from Las Vegas has called South Florida home for more than three years. He and his family attend Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. Public leadershipSS: You served on the school board in San Diego County from 1998–2006. What was your motivation to run for public office? GC: My duty as a […]

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Local rapper Proverb Newsome shares the Gospel in Cambodia

This spring, Musicianaries International, Inc., a Life that uses food, music and evangelism to meet real needs in Cambodia, lost a key figure in their organization when their founder, Christian recording artist Bobby Michaels, passed away while ministering in Cambodia. Fortunately for the Life, West Palm Beach rapper Proverb Newsome has stepped into the musical space Michaels left open. “The legacy Bobby Michaels has left in Cambodia is huge – it’s massive,” says Newsome. Newsome was recently sent to Cambodia with a team from Calvary Chapel Jupiter, including Ryan Gunn, Justine Kaminski, Aaron Mondok, Vicki Sarapad and John and Regina […]

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Prayer could land Florida principal and athletic director in

PACE, Fla.–A court order banning school employees from praying publicly at any time or at any place in a Florida school district has resulted in criminal contempt charges against a high school principal and athletic director. Principal Frank Lay and athletic director Robert Freeman of Pace High School may face jail time if a federal judge rules they violated a court order issued Jan. 9 that forbid employees from “promoting, advancing, aiding, facilitating, endorsing or causing religious prayers or devotionals during school-sponsored events.” Charges were filed against Lay and Freeman after Lay, who is in his 20th year as the […]

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Waters of Life Bookstore and Cafe: Meeting grounds for Miami Christians

Whenever I visit Waters of Life Bookstore and Cafe, I spend a wonderful time with the friendly and accommodating staff. I always choose something to eat from their excellent menu and request my favorite cafe mocha – the best in town. I also know I will find something to read as I browse their wide selection of Christian books. On Friday nights, I find it’s the only place in Miami where I can listen to a great, local Christian musician – and the admission and parking are free! I’ve even had the blessing of performing at Waters of Life, too. […]

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