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JACKSONVILLE (FBW/FBC) - Moving at a snail's pace while dumping heavy rain and pushing strong winds in an erratic pattern through Florida, Tropical Storm Fay - or "Fickle Fay" as it has been called - finally headed out of state Aug. 24 after making a historic four landfalls in Florida.
OKEECHOBEE (FBC)—"This is my mission. This is my passion.”
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—When John Maguire first arrived as the sixth executive secretary-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, he began referring to the state as “Favored Florida.” And under his leadership, Florida Baptists found favor with God by developing a Great Commission attitude.
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Happy Birthday State Mission Offering! The year 2008 marks the 100th anniversary of Florida Baptists’ focus on the missions needs of their state.
BAREFOOT BAY (FBW)—Florida Baptist Disaster Relief team volunteers from throughout Central Florida descended into Barefoot Bay in south Brevard County Aug. 21—an area devastated by a tornado Aug. 19.
DAYTONA BEACH (FBW)—Florida Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers from Halifax Baptist Association assisted a Daytona Beach family Sat., Aug. 23 after Tropical Storm Fay continued to dump rain in the area, where earlier in the week its unpredictable nature caused one newscaster to refer to it as “Fickle Fay.”
GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP)—Have you ever noticed that when a discussion turns to a recently deceased celebrity, someone invariably says, “I know he’s looking down on us right now”? It doesn’t matter how godless the person was, his peers refer to him as being in a better place and then gesture skyward.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP)—The popular notion of the “sweet by and by” is often one of clouds, pain-free bliss and not much else—except for the occasional angel floating by with a harp. If one’s idea of eternity is a happy pill, such an image might be appealing.
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—In the wake of economic cutbacks, Florida’s chaplains this summer were assisted by student missionaries who worked to change lives while seeing a transformation in their own lives.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama asserted Aug. 16 that National Right to Life was “lying” about his record as an Illinois state senator in opposing a bill commonly known as the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, a bill pro-lifers say protects against infanticide. As it turns out, Obama apparently was the one wrong on the facts.