Embrace Grace

River of Life Church at 410 E. Chapman Rd. in Lutz, will be hosting our next Embrace Grace group starting in January. It is a 12-week support group with baby showers for single young women with unplanned pregnancies. We want the church to be the first place they turn to for support. We accept financial donations, new and gently used baby clothing, and other baby items. For registration/information, contact Naomi Holloway at 813-431-1706. Continue reading Embrace Grace

The Great Florida Outdoors: Blue Dasher

Dr. Robert Norman, Clinical Professor, Dermatology, Nova Southeastern University What type of dragonfly is this? 1. Band-winged dragonlet 2. Metallic pennant 3. Needham’s skimmer 4. Blue dasher 5. Hairy potter The blue dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) is a very common and widely distributed dragonfly through the United States and into the Bahamas and is in the skimmer family. This beauty rested on my bike chain as I took a break from the trail. I believe dragonflies are quite curious, and it was looking at me with its compound eyes with nearly 360-degree vision and about 24,000 ommatidia (photoreceptor cells) in each … Continue reading The Great Florida Outdoors: Blue Dasher

Keeping Your Children Healthy Through the Holidays

By Karen McBride The holidays are a busy time for most families and the last thing you want is for your child to become ill. Grocery stores and shopping malls are flooded with people, and this provides more opportunities for germs to spread. Preventative medicine is the first step in maintaining your good health. Eating healthy meals, with fresh fruits and vegetables is essential. Daily exercise and fresh air are equally important. Washing your hands frequently and using sanitary wipes on shopping carts can help reduce the spread of germs. And never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep! … Continue reading Keeping Your Children Healthy Through the Holidays

Tampa Bay Dance Club

December 2019 Schedule December 6 DJ – Joey Royal – Pajama Party December 13 Male Vocalist – Eric Lee – Celebrate Veterans Day – Pizza For Sale December 14 DJ – Joey Royal Dinner – Dance December 20 Male Vocalist – Eric Lee December 27 DJ – Joey Royal Location: 8401 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, Florida 33615 Luther Hall Located at the Lutheran Church of our Saviour Admission Cost: $10.00 Non-Member Other Information: Music to the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, Latin & Country. BYOB type of club. Snacks & set ups available. Everyone is welcome! Dress code is casual. Doors open … Continue reading Tampa Bay Dance Club

Christmas – An Amazing Time of the Year

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 is one of the most beautiful things that we do, and I always encourage people to make every day Christmas as far as giving is concerned. Let’s live in the spirit of Christmas all year round! If you just open up your eyes and look around, you can see that it’s true. There is nothing that lights a person up … Continue reading Christmas – An Amazing Time of the Year

A Reader Shares Her Heart

Kay, I just finished reading two articles from the September 2019 edition of the Dunndeal Publication. My heart has been heavy as of late. When I sought God’s hand for solace and comfort I couldn’t feel his presence, only a void of some sort. I won’t go into specifics. However, today I needed comfort and a fresh perspective on this issue on my heart, and of course in God fashion, He delivered on his promise. First, He provided a much-needed massage that has relieved me of much tension and stress in my body temple. Next, as if to grab me … Continue reading A Reader Shares Her Heart