By Dr. Dan Coflin Pastor, River of Life Church We live in a world where people are increasingly concerned about contagions. Vaccines, masks, face shields and social distancing have become the new normal for many. It is wise to be … Continue reading Are You Contagious?
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By Karen McBride Over the last year, our daily lives have shifted. People began working remotely, eating out less often, and spending more time in the fresh air and sunshine in their own backyard. Having the extra time on the … Continue reading Gathering Your Own Farm Fresh Eggs
By Karen McBride Cristiane Araujo Costa was born and raised in a Christian family in Brazil. She accepted Jesus as a young child and began missions work as an adolescent, serving in the children’s ministry and evangelism. She learned to … Continue reading A Heart to Serve the Lord
Written by Jennifer Spires and Danielle Volinsky, Preschool Directors Early childhood education is a vital part of a child’s learning foundation. Preschool is the perfect environment for developing social, emotional, cognitive, and motor skills. The early years of learning are … Continue reading Learning to Play Builds Educational Foundation
“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8) We often talk about sleeping like a baby, but why do babies sleep so deeply? Here are a few facts about sleep: • Melatonin is produced in the brain by a small gland called the pineal gland • Melatonin production slows down as we age • Reduced melatonin production causes restless sleep patterns • There is a reflex point in the foot that reaches the pineal gland The pineal gland is a pea-sized, pinecone-shaped endocrine gland located in the geometrical … Continue reading Can You Use A Better Night’s Sleep?
By Samantha Taylor, Samantha Taylor Fitness Having resources for dessert options that don’t have sugar and are low carb can be very helpful for many reasons. Most importantly, they don’t spike blood sugar levels when we eat them, which can … Continue reading Delicious Desserts That Are Sugar-Free and Low Carb!
Hi! My name is Harley, and this month I decided to make a doll for my mom. I enjoy sewing, and I found this book called Crafty Dolls by Jane Bull in a consignment shop and I read it over … Continue reading Kidz Korner
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On Friday, October 15, from 6pm to 7pm, the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind (LVIB) is celebrating White Cane Awareness Day at LVIB’s 6th Annual Dining in the Dark. Everyone is invited to attend this free celebration being held on Zoom and www.facebook.com/LVIBDiningintheDark. The event includes Ways to Dine in the Dark, Prize Drawings, Client Testimonials, White Cane Demonstrations, and Donor Recognition. In previous years, Dining in the Dark was an in-person event but during the pandemic, the only option to keep supporters and clients safe is to entertain them from a distance. And Dining in the Dark … Continue reading Dining in the Dark with a White Cane Benefits Lighthouse Programs
By Dr. Robert Norman During the recent filming for a new part of our film Reading the Florida Landscape (based on my book of the same name), we took a boat trip on the Ocklawaha River to explore Rodman Dam … Continue reading The Great Florida Outdoors: Rodman Dam
Some people think if you have a Bible the devil is going to run, or when he sees a church he goes in the other direction. No, the devil is not afraid of church. He just wants God’s position, to … Continue reading When the Devil Goes to Church
I don’t usually carry cash. But on this day, I paid the cashier cash for some new shoes. As I handed the cashier the bill, she grabbed a pen. I was somewhat intrigued. Then, she ran the pen across the … Continue reading Counterfeit Christians
By Samantha Taylor, Samantha Taylor Fitness How do you rebound in life after everything has been turned upside down? Many of you can relate to that question with everything we’ve been through in this country the last year and a … Continue reading How Do You Start Turning Your Life Back Around?
Dr. Dianne Coflin As I was reading this past week, I was struck with how many times this quote, “Today if you hear His voice,” is repeated in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. “Today if you hear … Continue reading Today If You Hear His Voice
By Dr. J. Stacy Klutts Here’s what we know about the Delta variant. I have found a front row seat to all of the latest data since we used that information to make our national policy decisions, so here are a few important points that help explain why you should get vaccinated and wear a mask. I’ll try to do this so it makes sense to you. 1. The Delta variant has a particular collection of mutations in the spike protein that make it extremely effective in attaching to human cells and gaining entry. If the original COVID strains were … Continue reading Dealing With Delta