‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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