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
Dr. Dianne Coflin Co-Pastor, River of Life Church This political season has certainly been one of the most robust, judgmental, proud, and strife-producing times that I can remember. I am sure the political rancor has gone on before, but doesn’t … Continue reading Wow! This Political Season!!
Keith Chandler, Journey Christian Church I’d like for you to think about an area in your life that needs some attention. Maybe it’s an eating problem, or an anger problem. Maybe it’s a pornography problem, or a gossip problem, or … Continue reading Wisdom, Part 2
Dr. Robert Norman, Clinical Professor, Dermatology, Nova Southeastern University Depending on the size, shape, and composition, what are these called? 1. Bracket fungi 2. Shelf fungi 3. Woody shelves 4. Conks 5. All of the above Answer = 5. All … Continue reading The Great Florida Outdoors
James H. Willis, III Founder and President The Willis Agency, Inc. 813-948-9109 Jim@TheWillisAgency.com www.TheWillisAgency.com 1 Peter 5:7 I can’t think of a more practical subject that the one that helps answer, “How do I make the best decisions?” I talk … Continue reading Biblical Finances: Wise Decision Making
Samantha Taylor Samantha Taylor Fitness The average American gains 7 to 10 lbs. during the holidays. Is that going to be you? If you say, “No way,” I encourage you to have a plan, because many people that gained it … Continue reading Are You Gaining 10 More Pounds?
By Karen McBride Sunshine Animal Hospital is more than just a neighborhood veterinary practice. From preventative care to in-depth diagnostics, the doctors and staff perform all facets of veterinary care, including: • Dental cleaning – It is estimated that 85% of all pets have periodontal disease by the time they are 3 years of age. This is the main cause of early tooth loss, which can lead to eating disorders and other serious health issues. • Wellness exams – An annual checkup is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. It can be used as a marker for signs … Continue reading Sunshine Animal Hospital: Caring for Your Pets
by Samantha Taylor Fitness www.samanthataylorfitness.com/thanksgivingrecipes Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars or Pie (low carb and gluten-free but delicious!) Yield: 16 bars • Serving Size: 1 bar Everybody loves pecan pie on Thanksgiving. Here is a low carb, gluten-free version of chocolate … Continue reading Chocolate Pecan Pie/Bars Thanksgiving: The Healthy Version!
Written by Samantha Yates Mark and Kay Dunn loved Mighty Mouse from the minute they rescued him to beyond the day they invited Lap of Love into their home at fourteen years of age. This mixed lab was strong and … Continue reading Remembering Mighty Mouse: A Tribute to Royal Pets and Lap of Love
This topic has the potential to be divisive when you’re talking about religion, and when you add a political overtone sometimes it has the potential for fireworks. Rather than turning this into a debate of opinion about who is right … Continue reading Should Christians Vote?
Photo Caption: May 17, 1942-August 24, 2018, Abby’s Health & Nutrition Abby Sayler never liked to be the center of attention even though she ran an incredibly successful enterprise in Carrollwood for 21 years. Her passion has always been sharing … Continue reading What a Beautiful Legacy!
Dr. Dan Coflin Pastor, River of Life Church Have you ever been involved in an auto accident? Most of us have and the results are always unpleasant. First there is the trauma of bodily injury that may disable us, at … Continue reading The Problems With Collisions
Keith Chandler, Journey Christian Church I thought it might be wise with all that is going on in our country to spend some time in Proverbs looking at some of the wisdom Solomon has for us. The Bible called Solomon the wisest man who ever lived. I think we could all use more wisdom trying to navigate our way through the pressures of work, family, finances, career, and relationships. The Bible has a word to describe the person who navigates life well. That word is “wise.” I want to take some time and talk about this much needed virtue. A … Continue reading Wisdom, Part 1