Fathers: The Antidote for Fear

It was 24 hours before Hurricane Andrew was scheduled to come crashing in on South Florida. My elementary-aged children were helping us get the shutters up and put away outside furniture. Our house was a whirlwind of activity, and I was totally oblivious to the wide-eyed fear on my kids’ faces as they ran... -Read More

Be anxious for nothing, not even the economy

Many people today find themselves wondering, “Why should I stay positive when we are in the midst of a serious financial crisis, and people are losing their homes and jobs? Why stay invested in the stock market when it seems like the losses keep mounting day after day?” These questions are not easy to... -Read More

‘Daddy, is that what a man does?’

You’ve probably seen it before: A father brings his 10-year-old son to a professional football game with some of his buddies. During half-time the cheerleaders strut out onto the sidelines. The man takes out his binoculars, and, after watching the cheerleaders for a moment, passes them through the outstretched hands of his son to... -Read More

Despite economy, Chick-fil-A continues to grow and give

Chick-fil-A, the company behind the cows begging customers to “Eat Mor Chikin,” has increased sales despite the struggling economy. The restaurant chain marked its 41st consecutive year of rising sales with a 12.17 percent increase from 2007 to 2008. In addition, the company expanded with 83 new locations in 2008 alone. Closing on Sundays... -Read More

We all need a Savior, so be ready to share the Gospel

Recently, I attended the Asian Culture Festival held every March in Homestead. Fascinated by the earthy and rustic beauty of Asian dance and apparel, I enjoyed watching various performers reenact dances, marshal arts drills and songs commemorating their Asian heritage. I even sampled some of their native cuisine, including some sweet Thai iced tea... -Read More

An Easter basket that could save your marriage

Spring is busting out all over! Well, maybe not all over, but at least in the grocery story candy aisle. Have you already bought some goodies for your family’s Easter baskets? My family loves the peanut butter and chocolate eggs and, of course, the tiny jelly beans. And what about your spouse? Do you... -Read More

Flow with a bad economy like the Sea of Galilee

I have been thinking how some words have a double meaning. For example, when the word “funk” is attached before the phrase “music of the ’70s,” it’s something good. However, when “funk” is attached to the end of the word “economic,” it’s bad. The world has been stuck in an economic funk for more... -Read More

The empty tomb is full of hope

Do you need an extra dose of hope today? Has our economic recession turned your life upside down? Is sickness and disease testing the outer edges of your health plan? Are your finances consistently bringing you to that place where you have too much month left at the end of your money? Perhaps you... -Read More

The ‘Unforgettable’ King

When my husband and I were invited to a recent charity gala at the renowned Boca Raton Resort & Club, I was excited and nervous at the same time. I haven’t been much of a gala-goer since leaving the community social scene to raise our son. These days when I’m not working in the... -Read More

Giving a hand up in Southwest Florida

By Arlene Colcombe The Good News When her last child moved out, there was an empty room in Angie Valentini’s house. So, she prayed and asked God what she should do with it. And He answered. “I saw – literally – boxes piled to the ceiling. I got excited,” she says. “I didn’t know... -Read More