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
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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
Photo caption: Scott Springs, the secret Grotto During the last day of shooting for a new part of our film Reading the Florida Landscape (based on my book of the same name), we went to Scott Springs Park in Ocala. … Continue reading The Great Florida Outdoors Scott Springs Park and Karst Formation
I wanted to share something I felt the Lord said to me recently. He spoke to me. “This time of setback will become a great comeback!” You know the Lord is never caught by surprise! A storm never upset Him. … Continue reading Peace in the Midst of the Storm
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Samantha Taylor Samantha Taylor Fitness Many times it’s tragedies in life that test what we truly believe. I know this more than ever because it’s been over a month since my husband went to heaven. He was only 51 and in absolutely incredible physical shape, investing most of his life in health and fitness, so this is quite a shock. Honestly, I thought that with the level of care we took with our health that a physical illness wouldn’t be something that either of us would have to worry about at a young age. But I have painfully and humbly … Continue reading Even in My Pain, I Trust You
Live Oak Theatre is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for its Acorn Theatre production of “Shrek Jr.” sponsored by Jonathan McDonald of Sinkhole Titan. “Shrek Jr.” will be performed from August 13 to August 15 at the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34601. Seats are $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 13 and under, when accompanied by an adult. Friday, and Saturday evening shows are at 7:30pm; Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2:30pm. “Shrek Jr.” is performed through the generosity of Jonathan McDonald and Sinkhole … Continue reading Live Oak Theatre announces that tickets are now on sale for “Shrek Jr.”
Dr. Dan Coflin Pastor, River of Life Church Have you ever heard the story of the prodigal son? You can read it in the fifteenth chapter of the Gospel of Luke. Jesus was compelled to tell this story in response to the disdain of the Pharisees and scribes for their criticism of him because he “received” sinners. In other words, Jesus was following his mission to seek the wounded, rejected, and broken people whose lives had been devastated by sin and restore them to a right relationship with God. In this story, God is represented by the father who had … Continue reading The Prodigal Son
Hi! My name is Harley, and this month’s topic is SummerSing. What’s SummerSing? SummerSing is a worship arts camp that kids go to to have fun and learn about Jesus. There are different classes about a lot of things. There’s … Continue reading Kidz Corner: SummerSing
False Evidence Appearing Real Jesus had been teaching the crowds and was weary. Just a day like every other day. In order to self-isolate, He and His disciples boarded a boat and headed toward the other side of the lake. He was resting in the stern when suddenly something unexpected happened: a violent storm erupted around them, swamping the boat. Isn’t that exactly what is happening to us today. Our storm is a pandemic, but the resulting emotions and fears are the same. They feared almost immediate death, while we fear major illness, possible death, a collapse of our economy, … Continue reading False Evidence Appearing Real
Photo caption: Coontie Cycad https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/ According to Daniel F. Culbert in a report for ifas.ufl.edu, “Sunshine State gardeners have rediscovered the Florida coontie as a native plant well adapted to Florida yards. Its increased use in landscapes has encouraged the … Continue reading The Great Florida Outdoors: Florida Coonties and Atala Butterflies
“We are perplexed, but we are not driven to despair.” 2 Corinthians 4:8 NLT Why not? Because God knows what we don’t and sees what we can’t. Hebrews 11 says, “Faith is the assurance of something you cannot see.” There … Continue reading Don’t Give Up On God
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By Dr. Dianne Coflin Co-Pastor, River of Life Church Have you ever wished you could take back a sin you committed? Maybe it was a huge temptation and you fell into the trap. You’ve failed and now your heart condemns you and you feel great shame and guilt. We can probably all attest to that at some time or another in our lives, deeply regretting our actions. I am reminded of the story of Jesus warning Peter that he was going to deny that he ever knew Jesus and he was not going to do it just once but three … Continue reading Temptation and Forgiveness
By Samantha Taylor Your health matters, not only to you but to your family and to God. He is the One that created you and put you on this earth for a purpose. Taking care of your health is so … Continue reading Your Health Matters
Hi, my name is Harley, and today I will talk about King Solomon. King Solomon 🤴🏻was a really wise king—wait, rewind ⏪ Solomon’s dad was—(weird music)—King David. 🤴🏽Ya’ll know ‘bout him 😜 But one night when Solomon was sleeping—wait, pause … Continue reading Kidz Corner: King Solomon