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Gigi Graham Tchividjian on God’s Faithfulness to Their Legacy Family

Conversing with Author and Speaker Virginia “Gigi” Graham Tchividjian is like being transported to a cozy cottage in the mountains of North Carolina, where “mother” and “daddy” raised her and her four younger siblings on Southern manners and blackberry cobbler. “They call me Mama G,” she said, fondly referring to her 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The matriarch of “the first family of faith,” Gigi is the daughter of the late Rev. Billy Graham, the world’s best-known evangelist who prayed with U.S. presidents and foreign dignitaries and preached at large evangelical crusades worldwide. However, Gigi said she has lived in […]

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How old will I be in Heaven?

This is not a topic I’m entirely comfortable with. Providing it’s an invitation and as such being invited always seems conditional. In this case I understand the conditions; it’s written in the Book and my hope is I keep my end of the bargain and the invitation is not withdrawn due to me being an idiot. How old in heaven? So, my earthly body goes into the dirt and my spirit travels up to heaven. Good so far, but do I stay an old geezer for eternity? Do I have a vote in that matter?  A tragic accident and a toddler dies […]

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Let Us Pray

“Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:16).   The Bible makes it clear that prayer is to be one of the distinguishing marks of those who are disciples of Christ; the people of God are a people of prayer. And what is prayer? Prayer is both a privilege and a command. In essence, prayer is simply a conversation with God . . . a running conversation with God that should continue throughout the day, talking about anything and everything. That’s right — anything and everything! Clement of Alexandria once described prayer as “happy company with God.” The Creator of the universe […]

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Franklin Graham: This Present Darkness

Darkness is spreading across the land. As the New Year got underway, I posted this on social media amid the flood of New Year’s resolutions: “As we begin 2023, the world we live in seems to be imploding. A brutal war is bringing suffering and death in Ukraine with every day that passes. Senseless violence is rampant across the United States. Anti-God agendas that once hid in the darkness are now proudly out in the open, demanding acceptance. Developed nations are being overtaken by socialism, removing God from anything and everything in the public square. And if you think things […]

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The Known and Unknown Sower

As many of you know, I don’t consider myself a writer, so every month I ask God to show me what He wants me to write about. I always need Him to show me because I don’t have chapters of quality thoughts rolling around in my head. This was particularly true for me this month. He responded with the same message, the Sower of Seeds.   A simple invitation Live the Life South Florida hosted our Happy & Together Hoedown this past weekend, and at the end of the evening, someone spoke up about the number of people the ministry […]

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CITY Furniture Conference Raises $500,000 for Covenant House Florida

CITY Furniture announced that its 27th Annual Kevin Koenig Memorial Covenant House Cup and Vendor Conference raised $500,000 for Covenant House Florida this year.  The funds will allow Covenant House Florida to continue helping young people overcome homelessness and trafficking by providing best-in-class services and a shared commitment to unconditional love, absolute respect, and relentless support for each young person who walks through its doors. “We are so thrilled to once again host our annual event to honor my uncle’s legacy and share his passion for raising much-needed funds for Covenant House Florida,” said Andrew Koenig, CEO of CITY Furniture. […]

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Finalists Announced for 12th Annual Community Care Plan Non-Profit Awards

211 Broward announced the finalists for the 12th Annual Community Care Plan Non-Profit Awards on Tuesday, January 10 at an exclusive Broward Health VIP Announcement livestreaming show and reception at ArtServe.  The 12th Annual Community Care Plan Non-Profit Awards acknowledge the highest level of achievement, innovation, and quality in the non-profit sector. Every non-profit is encouraged to attend the luncheon and awards ceremony on March 3, 2023, at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to celebrate their contributions to the community. Awards will be given in 10 categories, and all other nominees will be eligible for the Community Choice Award. The community can cast their ballot, daily, until February 20th at […]

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Korean CBMC Members Visit South Florida Ministry Partners

CBMC FL’s South Korean Visitors CBMC, Christian Businessmen’s Connection, the most extensive marketplace ministry for Christian professionals with over 40,000 members worldwide, has always been enriched by the global nature of its fellowship. While the United States is the ministry’s founding country with the most active members, South Korea is the second largest CBMC nation, with over 3,000 members. January 17th’s CBMC Fort Lauderdale Luncheon hosted two such CBMC members from around the globe, as Mr. Caleb Jun and Mr. P.S. Cho from Seoul, South Korea, joined CBMC International President Chris Simpson and a large crowd of South Florida participants […]

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Rally Demands Heartbeat Bill Passage

Dozens of Broward voters rallied January 21 in downtown Fort Lauderdale to demand that the Republican-led Florida legislature pass a “Heartbeat Bill” in its 2023 session which opens March 7. The lifesaving measure protects unborn children from abortion once their beating hearts are detectable by ultrasound—at about six weeks gestation. The measure cut the number of Texas abortions in half after it became law in September 2021. The Heartbeat Bill Rally  The Broward Right to Life-sponsored rally featured Janet Porter, the architect and driving force behind the Heartbeat Bill nationwide. Porter listed the 22 states which have adopted laws protecting babies from […]

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A New Year of Inspiring Faith-Based Films

This year is once again seeing a robust line-up of very diverse faith-based films that will touch and change many lives. These films not only bless believers, but also provide an excellent opportunity for outreach. We can all get involved by praying for and spreading the word about these upcoming films. Keep in mind that secular media often ignores these films, so it is up to believers to spread the word as much as they can.   Preview of Upcoming Releases The dates for many films are yet to be determined (TBD) and some movies have an option to host […]

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