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, there’s much to be said for … Continue reading Developing An Attitude of Gratitude Can Help You Live a Longer, Happier Life
By Karen McBride As people are beginning to travel again, many Floridians are venturing out west to enjoy all of God’s amazing creations. The majestic mountains and deep canyons of Colorado are a sight to see, especially for those of … Continue reading Exploring the Mystique of Mesa Verde
By Samantha Taylor, Samantha Taylor Fitness Through many trials we have all gone through this last couple of years, I have found great solace and comfort in focusing on what I am truly thankful for. I know that might sound … Continue reading Being Thankful
This month we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. We learned in school that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1621. What we may not remember is that the Pilgrims didn’t have many reasons to be thankful. H. U. Westermayer noted, “The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” St. Paul wrote, in Philippians 4, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” We are not instructed … Continue reading Thanksgiving
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Dr. Dianne Coflin We’ve seen some horrible images of Christians in Afghanistan being persecuted, losing their lives for their faith. What does it mean to be persecuted? It means to subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of one’s … Continue reading It’s hard to believe…persecuted for your faith!
By Dr. Robert Norman, Clinical Professor, Dermatology, Nova Southeastern University After finishing a hike along Cowhouse Creek, my friend Ed pointed out the numerous and multi-shaped holes in certain nearby plant leaves. On closer inspection, we could identify the air … Continue reading The Great Florida Outdoors, Biological Control
What is Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is an American holiday meant for people to gather together and celebrate all the things they are grateful for. It is a holiday with a huge historical background that is meant to represent how people should … Continue reading The Tradition of Thanksgiving
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?
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