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DOVER, Del. (FBW)—Readying herself to collect the remains of her husband from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, a woman looks closely at Chaplain Klavens Noel and says the first thing that comes to mind.
ORLANDO (BP)—The way to reach an entire family with the Gospel of Jesus Christ is through exciting and meaningful ministries to children and teens. So says Rodney Gage, pastor of Fellowship of Orlando, a church started six years ago by Gage and First Baptist Church in Orlando.
"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, Lord, my rock and my Redeemer" (Psalm 19:14, HCSB).
My mother would have been 59 back on the first of March, and would have made 59 look like 45. She was a godly, sweet woman, yet she never saw 57 due to her death from colon cancer.
My best high school girlfriend dumped me during the summer of '73.
A young coed named Heather paid a visit to her campus health clinic. She told the doctor she was suffering from depression. The doctor explored possible causes, but Heather could not come up with any reasons for her sadness. Oh, wait—there is one thing, she remembered. Since Thanksgiving, she said, "I've had a 'friend with benefits.'" That is, a male friend that she is not in a relationship with, but has casual sex with.
OCALA (FBW)—Ocala grandmother Bonnie W. Daniels penned the song "American Hero" to express her heart-felt support of American troops serving in war zones. That same patriotic devotion led her to ship 20,000 CDs of her song to Iraq and Afghanistan, and she now hopes CD sales will raise funds for seriously wounded soldiers.
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Former Floridian Lucy Cain has authored a book intended to encourage military personnel and their families. Her book, Secure the Fort (and Remain Under God), A Military Mother's Message to America, was recently released by xlibris publishers
"And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom and healing every infirmity. When He saw the crowds, He had compassion for them because they were scattered and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd." Matthew 9:35-36.