Health

Can Opioid Addiction Be Overcome? Faith-based Programs Point the Way

The nation is facing an opioid epidemic. In May, Governor Rick Scott declared a public health crisis in Florida. Opioid overdoses claimed 582 lives in Broward in 2016, nearly two each day, which is higher than lives claimed by car accidents or gunshots, according to Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. A Community Action Team, comprised... -Read More


Defeating Depression

What is depression? It is the most common psychological problem faced by humanity. At some time nearly every human being suffers a season of depression as he or she journeys through this life. For some it becomes a lifestyle and condition that they rarely escape. But what exactly is depression? Depression is a deep... -Read More


Giving Up Childish Ways

“You’re acting like a child.” That statement will usually make any adult continue acting like a child. What is being referred to in such an allegation? It means we are acting out our emotions rather than verbalizing them. In so doing we are harming others or even ourselves. This is a major distinction between... -Read More


The Secret to a Balanced Life

“This story is tragic!” said the aviator friend who had just completed his updated next level jet pilot training. During their specialized instruction the pilots were studying the importance of constantly giving attention to all the instrumentation, gauges and indicators on the plane’s control panel. They were told the true story of a jet... -Read More


BiG Cardio is Back Celebrating 10 Years of Doing Good

BiG Cardio returns on Saturday, May 6 celebrating its 10th anniversary and organizers say it will be better than ever. Produced by BiG Children’s Foundation (BCF), a non-profit organization that provides opportunity and support for at-risk youth, the annual BiG Cardio is a unique blend of all things fitness, sports, cycle and fun. With... -Read More


What’s In Your Heart?

February, Valentine’s Day and love – these thoughts are associated together at this time of year. We assign a wide array of meanings to this word, love. Love carries us to the heights of ecstasy and to the deepest valley of despair. The Bible tells Christians our number one duty is to love God... -Read More


Keep The Brain, Body & Spirit Moving

Now with just the two of us, it was time to sell our large family home in the country. We had two acres and plenty of space to be very active with family and friends. But that meant lots of mowing, trimming, weeding, water system maintenance and house upkeep time and expense. The effort... -Read More


One Day At A Time

Anxiety is a major mental health issue. For many it interferes in their daily life. It shrinks their world and makes them prisoners in their own home. Now we stand at the threshold of a new year that will be viewed very differently by the anxious person. What many will see before them is... -Read More


Enjoy Holiday Feasts Without Sabotaging Your Health

  A Norman Rockwell painting of Christmas is the expectation that many of us set for a season that should be more about celebrating the greatest gift ever sent, mighty God, who came as a little child. The Bible is full of feasts and celebrations, but how can we as believers in Christ celebrate... -Read More


Factors Impacting Rising Stress Levels

“God does not give you more to do in one day than you can achieve.” I recently heard this quote and have to confess that there are times when I am guilty of adding far more to my schedule than my regular daily responsibilities and the marching orders God gives me in the morning.... -Read More