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2022 A Change Is Coming

Recently I was talking to a young friend I had been mentoring, and the question was raised about his plans and direction for 2022. It is an old familiar question to me; a question we all have heard and experience at all age levels sometime in our life. The question suggests we like the idea of change, but we want to control the makeup of those changes. Reflect back on the number of new year’s resolutions you have made in the past. Here we are in the early stages of 2022, and things seems to be going the same way […]

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The Fog

The story that you will find below has been a story that I have shared in the past. I share it again because I believe it’s more appropriate today than it may have been when it occurred. I sense that many of us, as followers of Jesus, are experiencing some kind of fog. A fog can bring about a sense of lostness, confusion and even depression. I sense that I am not sure where I am, where am I going and what is next. I have found that when I am in a fog, having a sense of what is […]

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Franklin Graham: The Antidote to Fear

Scroll down to leave a comment on how trust in the Lord acted as an antidote to fear. Christ’s followers can trust in the care of our sovereign Lord As we enter into this New Year, I sense that fear has a grip on our nation and our world in a new and profound way. While American families gathered for a hearty Thanksgiving meal, news broke about a new strain of the COVID-19 virus. Named Omicron, the heavily mutated strain was discovered in South Africa, and it wasn’t long before it was found in numerous other countries across the globe, […]

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Live The Life South Florida is ALL IN for Marriages and Families

At a time when our society is in turmoil and many families are in crisis, dealing with more stressors than ever before, Life the Life South Florida is launching a 10-year initiative entitled “All In” for marriage and families, designed to transform Broward Country for the better through healthy relationship education beginning in middle school through senior adults. Live the Life’s board of directors is comprised of South Florida power couples with a strong commitment to families and a collaborative plan to achieve four key objectives: increase marriage decrease divorce decrease nonmarital childbearing, and increase church attendance.   “If we […]

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Lilly Endowment Awards University $1 Million Pathways for Tomorrow Grant

Palm Beach Atlantic University has received a grant of $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish culturally competent graduate theological education on the campus of Florida Memorial University, a historically Black university in Miami-Dade County. Lilly Endowment’s Initative The effort is funded through Lilly Endowment’s Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative. It is a three-phase initiative designed to help theological schools across the United States and Canada as they prioritize and respond to the most pressing challenges they face as they prepare pastoral leaders for Christian congregations both now and into the future. “We’re deeply grateful to the Lilly Endowment […]

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Leaders Collaborate to Reduce Prison Population

A recent gathering of leaders was hosted at the Jack Brewer Foundation in an effort to reduce both the prison population and recidivism rate in the Name of Jesus. With a “Together We Can Change the World” focus, discussions were shared on how to partner with organizations, foundations, and individuals who practice, promote, or provide leadership, opportunity, and mentoring availability to returning citizens and at-risk youth. Connect with LeanOnMeUSA.org and find out how you can participate. Hope for the Prison Population “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news […]

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Legendary Coach and NASCAR Champ Joe Gibbs to Speak at Miami Speedway

Experience an inspirational leadership breakfast and high-speed driving experience with legendary NFL Coach and Champion NASCAR owner Joe Gibbs on Wednesday, January 19th beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Homestead Miami Speedway.  About Joe Gibbs Coach Gibbs led the Washington Redskins to win four NFC Championship titles and three Super Bowl titles over 12 seasons. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996. In 1992, Coach Gibbs founded his NASCAR team, Joe Gibbs Racing. The team has won five NASCAR Cup Series championships under his ownership. In 2020, Coach Gibbs was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of […]

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Reflect and Reposition

The beginning of a new year always has a bit more emotion attached to it.  Sometimes we are eager to leave the old behind and start fresh and then other times we wish the year would never end. Many of us may be anticipating good things, including some significant milestones.  However, there may be some of us that have a sense of dread.  We may be anticipating some hard decisions and wishing things could be different (and we are tired) or our minds are filled with anxious thoughts as we anticipate the future. Like I said, the beginning of a […]

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Hannah’s Home Receives $15,000 Grant for Mental Healthcare

For the fourth consecutive year, Hannah’s Home of South Florida has received granted funds from Quantum Foundation for the mental health needs of the single, pregnant young women in the home’s care.  “Adequate counseling in terms of both frequency and expertise will significantly help our residents prepare for their new roles as mothers,” said Joanne Dively, chief operating officer for Hannah’s Home. The COVID-19 pandemic has only compounded the mental health challenges associated with unplanned pregnancy, which for resident mothers at Hannah’s Home often include loss, neglect, drug and/or alcohol abuse and sexual assault. “The need for regular counseling, therefore, […]

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Honor Loved Ones with A Gift For The Less Fortunate

Holiday shoppers can avoid the delays and uncertainty of the tangled supply chain by purchasing a gift from the Food For The Poor Christmas Gift Catalog in honor of a loved one and being a blessing to a child or a family in need.  Honor Thy Neighbour “Our Christmas Gift Catalog offers a gratifying way to embrace the spirit of the holiday season,” FFTP President/CEO Ed Raine said. “Each purchase enables us to help the people we serve in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing resources and gifts that are not readily available. Their expression of pure joy and […]

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