“Persecuted” Presents an Intriguing Premise But Does Not Deliver

One Media and Millennium Entertainment have come together to produce Persecuted, a new Christian film attempting to fuse a drama thriller with a politically engulfed mantra. The movie premiered on July 18 and was written and directed by Daniel Lusko (Epicenter, 2007; Riptide, 2010). The story Evangelist John Luther (James Remar) is the head... -Read More

Hurricane Ready!

Hurricane season is upon us. Are you prepared? In South Florida many churches stand ready to help with disaster response, but the best response to a hurricane is for each individual to have a plan set in place in advance. When anticipating a hurricane, listen to a weather radio station for critical information from... -Read More

Firewall Centers Mentor At-risk Students

“Our nation has a dropout epidemic. About 1.3 million students drop out every year. That’s 7,000 a day! At Firewall, we challenge the statistics and prove that with the right academic help and involvement, these at-risk students can not only survive, but thrive,” according to firewallcenters.org. Firewall Centers operates daily after-school tutoring and mentoring... -Read More

Spiritual Attachment Disorder (SAD)

Once upon a time, there was a loving Parent who walked with his children in peace and security—Paradise. But then something terrible happened: separation. The children were disconnected from their Caregiver. The relationship was severed because of rebellion, because of sin. Now, to this day, those children wander the Earth seeking to fill the... -Read More

Just One – Defending the Defenseless

According to a UNICEF report, it is estimated that there are between 143 and 210 million orphans worldwide. After considering abandoned and trafficked children, the population easily rises to over 300 million children. That number is far too big. Yet, unfortunately, each year the number of orphans only seems to grow. Sadder still is... -Read More

Christmas South Florida Style

For us Floridians, there may be no snow in sight, but, nevertheless, the sights and sounds of Christmas are in the air. Last December, over 2,500 people visited the Arts Park* in Downtown Hollywood for the holiday spectacular, “Christmas Near the Beach” (CNTB). This year, things are looking even grander for Event Director Deena... -Read More

The Shadow Industry

If you live in South Florida, statistics show that you live within 10 miles of a modern day slave (hepzibahhouse.org). Sadly, our Sunshine state is a land of darkness for many, as Florida hosts the third highest population of trafficked individuals in the United States. Sound too farfetched? Consider some of these shocking realities:... -Read More

Everyone Has the Right to See

Eyewear company Warby Parker has a new concept in vision. With their “Buy a Pair, Give a Pair” program, similar to Tom’s shoes, the Certified B Corporation seeks to build a company which does good in the world. Warby Parker’s mission is not just to make a profit, but to profit humanity. History The... -Read More

New Local Thrift Store Supports Missions

A new thrift store, World of Hope, opened its doors in North Lauderdale for the first time last month. World of Hope seeks to do just what its name implies — offer the hope of Jesus to the world. With a retail location as a furniture and thrift store, World of Hope is raising... -Read More

A Prescribed Epidemic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every three minutes, a woman goes to the emergency room for prescription painkiller misuse or abuse. The CDC also reports that nearly 48,000 women died of prescription medication overdoses between 1999 and 2010. This is a fast growing epidemic, especially for women. Deaths among... -Read More