Life

SCHIP passage to add 4 million

On his 16th day in office, President Barack Obama signed a bill expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program by $32 billion, providing coverage to an additional 4 million children in families with incomes too high to receive Medicaid but who cannot afford to buy health insurance. “Today marks a tremendous victory,” said Katie... -Read More


Relationship tune-up

Churches across Florida begin marriage mentoring programs to lower local divorce rates. When Billy Graham was asked his secret for being married to the same person for more than five decades, he described his marriage to Ruth as “happily incompatible.”  Liz and Jerry Hablitzel of Boynton Beach understand that thousands of married couples can... -Read More


Year of the Father

This past election year we heard the word “leadership” repeated many times – not just concerning elected officials. We were looking for financial leadership, corporate leadership and even energy leadership. Every day, we heard about a change in the type of leadership America needs. It all boiled down to the obvious. People don’t get... -Read More


Cycles are inevitablein life and in investing

For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation (II Peter 3:4b). We recently welcomed a New Year and witnessed the Inauguration of a new president. We have also continued to see unprecedented volatility in the stock market and a dramatic downturn in the economy. All... -Read More


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... -Read More


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... -Read More


Tips for staying on budget

Every year at this time, Americans talk about their New Year’s resolutions for the upcoming year. Many people have a resolution surrounding finances, whether it be to save more, get out of debt, spend less or start a college savings plan. Whatever it may be for you, the first step in any of those... -Read More


Build a solid financial foundation this New Year’s

Happy New Year! January is a time when many people make personal resolutions and renew their commitment to live their lives the “right” way – by eating a healthier diet, exercising regularly and promising to do more for their families and community. It’s also a great time to establish healthier financial habits by applying... -Read More


Teen requests $1 donations for clean water in Sudan

Joshua Guthrie has a message for teenagers: They can do something to make the world a better place. Guthrie, 16, is leading by example. The Christian teen – a high school sophomore who’s also dually enrolled at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. – has launched an initiative to raise money for a freshwater well... -Read More


Running on faith and generosity

South Floridians have many options to get in shape as they share their faith at walk-a-thons, races and relays in 2009 Instead of cringing at the thought of joining a gym this January, why not just take a few steps for your faith instead? Upcoming walk-a-thon, race and relay fundraisers are a great opportunity... -Read More