Pu Pu Platters and Intimacy

Being single for the majority of my 52 years of living, I have a few observations when it comes to dating. Though there are some consistencies from dating in my 20’s and in my 50’s, there is one aspect that seems to be more prevalent today: the lack of intimacy. By intimacy I am... -Read More


Coastal Community Gets Green Light in Parkland

The City of Parkland has given Coastal Community Church the green light to build a permanent church home — the first and only Protestant church in Parkland. On April 5 it was a standing room only event with Lead Pastor TJ McCormickm, of Coastal Community Church, church goers and members of the community waiting... -Read More


“The Scarlet Thread” — A Revival Experience!

The long-awaited Christian spectacular, “The Scarlet Thread,” an original musical using local talent right here in South Florida has finally arrived. And now, after months of intense rehearsals and working at a frantic pace to produce a brand new, full-scale production, “The Scarlet Thread” is ready for its premiere curtain call on Thursday, April... -Read More


Finding That Perfect Mate

First of all, if you think there is a perfect mate out there, you’re probably also searching for a unicorn-riding leprechaun carrying a golden egg-laying goose. Believe me when I say this does not come from a place of cynicism but of reality. Too many of us have a glamorized view of what our... -Read More


Platelets: The New Pink

  It’s pink season again. With October being the official breast cancer awareness month, the color pink is in full bloom. But what does wearing pink have to do with curing breast cancer? For some, it is a reminder to have a breast exam for early cancer detection. For others, it is the time... -Read More


Can Arts and Entertainment be Your Ministry?

Do you have a love for the arts and a passion for Jesus? Wish you could act, sing, or dance while sharing the gospel? Or maybe you love being a part of the entertainment biz, but prefer to be behind the scenes working the magic. If this calls to you in any way then... -Read More


Are You Hiding Your Faith

One of the best compliments I received was a co-worker refusing my help on her injury-on- duty report. How is this a compliment? She refused my help based on me being a Christian and assuming I would not lie in the report. She was right — I wouldn’t have lied. She chose to have... -Read More


Evolution Versus Creation – Is it Worth the Fight?

As Christians we are told to always be prepared to give a defense for our faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior. (1 Peter 3:15) This also extends to the truths that are found in the Bible. One of the most “popular” defenses is standing on the conviction that our universe was created by... -Read More


Should We Have Higher Standards in Musical Tastes?

  Consider the age-old question:  Should Christians have a higher standard in their musical tastes than non-believers?  Actually, it probably is not ‘age-old’ because in ancient times there was not the onslaught of different musical genres or questionable lyrics that we are faced with today. Even looking at church worship, we see in recent... -Read More


Students to Impact the Community in Firewall Centers Serve-A-Thon

This year Firewall Centers will host their 3rd annual signature Serve-A-Thon event April 30th. Firewall is a faith-based ministry program going into the public schools that provides daily, after-school tutoring and mentoring services designed to help students achieve academic success, build character and transform students into servant leaders. These low income/at risk students are... -Read More