The Smallest Kindness

  In her book, Etched In Sand, Regina Calcaterra writes how as children, she and her siblings would write their names in the sand of the beaches of Long Island. Cherie     Camille     Regina     Norman     Rosie Then they encircled each name with a heart and watched as the relentless waves wiped their work away before... -Read More

Churches Unite to Love South Florida

Your church is planning their annual Thanksgiving outreach. Down the street, another congregation is collecting Christmas gifts for the under-resourced. Across town, they are meeting to talk about how to support single moms within the congregation during the holidays. This is the season when many churches turn their attention to outreach. But what if... -Read More

Living a Legacy

Past the privates planes and the slots for rental cars, left of the aquarium before the sparkling carafe of lemon water and just across from the fully equipped business center is a simple office. Physically it is squarely rooted in Fort Lauderdale but once you have spent more than a couple minutes with Don... -Read More

Without Rival Hammers Home the Dangers of Comparison

  According to the advance press, Lisa Bevere’s latest book, Without Rival, is designed for “each of us to discover who and why we are a daughter without rival, loved by a God without rival, entrusted with a promise without rival, to complete an assignment without rival, that is destined for an eternity without... -Read More

On the Edge of a Revolution

  Peek into a classroom and you may see students learning their letters while in the next room they’re learning how to multiply. Welcome to Pompano Beach Elementary (PBE) where, whether they know it or not, these students are on the front lines of a revolution and the battlefield is their future. And they’ve... -Read More

When Walls Talk: Inside 4KIDS

Scattered. Living out of boxes. Always on the move. It’s poignant to realize that the same words that can be used to describe the condition of the temporary orphans in our community, our children in foster care, can also be used to describe those committed to finding them a permanent home. For the past... -Read More

God As A Kid in The Young Messiah

So what was it like to raise the Son of God? When He was learning to walk, did He know He had made the flowers his feet crushed? Was He popular? Did He make childhood friends? Is it at all telling that no one ever steps forward claiming to be His best friend after... -Read More

When You Need to Go Fast

There are so many reasons to fast: To silence the clamor, To re-establish Christ as pre-eminent in your daily life, To glimpse the heart of God, To experience massive transformation in a situation or relationship, To unite as believers to experience personal and community revival, And the list goes on. The reasons why we... -Read More

Jesus Loves Porn Stars

The guest pastor talked about a group of people largely outside of a Christian influence and immediately I was intrigued. With all the technology at our disposal, with all the organizations committed to communicating God’s love, there are few groups as isolated from the gospel as this population. It was hard to imagine thousands... -Read More

The Power of a Simple Gift

Samaritan Purse’s Operation Christmas Child program is simple; you could even say it is simple enough for a child. You take a box, pack it for the gender and age you choose, and they place it in the arms of a child. They call it The Power of a Simple Gift. It’s easy to... -Read More