The story begins in a place called Nazareth, in a quiet, sleepy town where most people were farmers and shepherds. In this town was a young Jewish woman Mary. She was very obedient, a Godfearing woman who helped her parents … Continue reading What is Christmas All About?
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It is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ. One of the ways we do that is by giving and receiving gifts, and as we do, it reminds us that Jesus is the greatest gift of all. Pure giving … Continue reading Christmas – An Amazing Time of the Year
Christmas time is finally upon us. It is definitely my favorite time of the year, and I am sure many of us feel the same way. As a believer, I especially love the story of the birth of our Savior, … Continue reading Have Some Faith for Christmas
Samantha Taylor Samantha Taylor Fitness Why do you think that so many women have a hard time asking for help with their weight loss? For many women it’s because of pride, and for many others it’s sheer frustration of not … Continue reading She Admits “I can’t do this on my own.”
Thanks to a Supportive Community Women-n-Charge, a local professional women’s group, recently donated $1000 to be used in aid to the Florida Panhandle victims of Hurricane Michael. The funds were made available as a result of a very successful annual Tea and Fundraiser Dinner Theater supported by local businesses, sponsors, and the community at large. In order to maximize the donation, funds were sent earmarked to *The Salvation Army. To learn more about Women-n-Charge, visit the website at www.women-charge.com or on Facebook. *The Salvation Army uses 100 percent of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief. The Salvation Army … Continue reading Women-N- Charge Gives Back
Keith Chandler, Journey Christian Church We all know waiting is difficult. Maybe it’s when you’ve seen a gift that’s wrapped under the Christmas tree, but it’s not time and you’re not allowed to open it up yet so you’re waiting. … Continue reading Waiting
By Samantha Yates, Staff Writer Support Food for the Poor, who operates and supports feeding programs that feed hundreds of thousands of people every day. • Foodforthepoor.org (800) 427-9104 Support Joyce Meyers Ministries whose mission is to share Christ and love people in every way they can through the use of partner support. • Become a partner: Joycemeyer.org/partnership Support One City Ministries, who is celebrating ten years of life changing work in Uganda by decreasing deaths and illnesses as well as increasing income and profit skills. • Onecityministires.org/donate Support The American Red Cross whose mission is to prevent and alleviate … Continue reading It’s the Season for Giving: Holiday Donation Resource List
By Anne Childers Human Trafficking may well be the biggest industry you have never heard of. Forced labor and Human Trafficking is a $150B industry globally with 40.3 victims worldwide, according to figures supplied by the International Labor Organization/Geneva, September 2017. Victims of human trafficking include children, women and men who are subjected to sexual exploitation, marriage or forced labor through force, fraud or coercion. The U.S. Department of Justice human trafficking task force reports 83% of sex trafficking victims identified in the United States are U.S. citizens with an average age of 12-14. Florida continues to rank third in … Continue reading Human Trafficking is Big Business
Dr. Robert Norman, Clinical Professor, Dermatology, Nova Southeastern University What lives on this tree? While kayaking, I paddled underneath this tree and looked at it carefully. On the left of the tree was the resurrection fern. Resurrection fern (Polypodium polypodioides) … Continue reading The Great Florida Outdoors
Contributed by Abby’s Health & Nutrition Besides sharing time with family and friends over food, the primary ingredient of the American Thanksgiving holiday is gratitude. While it’s certainly good to have an annual holiday to remind us to express gratitude, … Continue reading Developing An Attitude of Gratitude Can Help You Live a Longer, Happier Life
GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club is busily preparing for its 39th Annual Arts & Crafts Show Dec. 1st & Dec. 2nd on the Campus of Keystone Prep, 18105 Gunn Hwy. (north of Van Dyke), Odessa 33556. The club women again … Continue reading GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club Presents Its 39th Annual Arts & Crafts Show
By Karen McBride Photo caption: Mrs. Camille Jowanna, Principal, Hannah Holliday, and Dr. Aaron Hale, Director of Guidance. Hannah Holliday of Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School (“Bishop”) is a semi-finalist of the National Merit Scholarship. She is the only student … Continue reading Hannah Holliday, National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist