US Women's National Soccer Team, #FAU Softball, Black History Month Kickoff... w...

By Florida Atlantic University US Women’s National Soccer Team, #FAU Softball, Black History Month Kickoff… we captured all these great moments for you from last week in this latest edition of “Scene @ FAU!” Scene @ FAUHere’s a recap of the FAU “scene” from events during the week of February 3, 2014! This video is available in alternative formats upon request by contacting … …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed...
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Good morning, Owls! Don't forget to check out these Black History Month events g...

By Florida Atlantic University Good morning, Owls! Don’t forget to check out these Black History Month events going on around #FAU’s campuses! P.S. Did you know that FAU is the most diverse university in the State University System of Florida?? FAU – Black History Monthwww.fau.eduFlorida Atlantic UniversityOffice of Multicultural AffairsBlack History Month Calendar of EventsFebruary 1 to February 28, 2014 …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed...
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The Fourteenth Chapter: Avoiding Rash Judgment

By TomTruex The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à KempisBOOK ONE: THOUGHTS HELPFUL IN THE LIFE OF THE SOULThe Fourteenth Chapter: Avoiding Rash Judgment TURN your attention upon yourself and beware of judging the deeds of other men, for in judging others a man labors vainly, often makes mistakes, and easily sins; whereas, in judging and taking stock of himself he does something that is always profitable. We frequently judge that things are as we wish them to be, for through personal feeling true perspective is easily lost. If God were the sole object of our desire, we should not be disturbed so easily by opposition to our opinions. But often something lurks within or happens from without to draw us along with it. Many, unawares, seek themselves in the things they do. They seem even to enjoy peace of mind when things happen according to their wish and liking, but if otherwise than they desire, …read more Source: Imitate Christ...
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...And here's the other. Sooo? Which one is your favorite??

By Florida Atlantic University …And here’s the other. Sooo? Which one is your favorite?? FAU 2014 Commercial #2Florida Atlantic University, founded in 1961, is currently serving more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county se… …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed...
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Christian

Week 6, One Year Bible Challenge: “Blood”

By Tom Truex Christ the Rock Community Church, Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane (1890), by Heinrich Hofmann This week’s reading February 5-111Exodus 21:22-33:23Matthew 24:1-27:14Psalm 29:1-33:11Proverbs 7:6-8:36 Next Week’s Reading February 12-18Exodus 34:1–Leviticus 7:27Matthew 27:15–Mark 3:30Psalm 33:12-37:11Proverbs 9:1-10:4 Discussion Questions:Old Testament Exodus 24:8 refers to the “blood of the covenant.” Is this the same blood and same covenant referred to by Christ in Matthew 26:28? What was the purpose of the blood sacrifices in Exodus 29? Why don’t Jews or Christians still sacrifice animals on an altar? New Testament Why does Christ refer to wine as “my blood of the new testament?” Matthew 26:28. Why did Judas kiss Jesus when he betrayed him? Matthew 26:48-49. Both Judas and Peter denied Christ. How and why did the result of their sins differ so …read more Source: K_Line Christian Online (ReadTheWholeBible.com)...
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The Thirteenth Chapter: Resisting Temptation

By TomTruex The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à KempisBOOK ONE: THOUGHTS HELPFUL IN THE LIFE OF THE SOULThe Thirteenth Chapter: Resisting Temptation SO LONG as we live in this world we cannot escape suffering and temptation. Whence it is written in Job: “The life of man upon earth is a warfare.” Everyone, therefore, must guard against temptation and must watch in prayer lest the devil, who never sleeps but goes about seeking whom he may devour, find occasion to deceive him. No one is so perfect or so holy but he is sometimes tempted; man cannot be altogether free from temptation. Yet temptations, though troublesome and severe, are often useful to a man, for in them he is humbled, purified, and instructed. The saints all passed through many temptations and trials to profit by them, while those who could not resist became reprobate and fell away. There is no state so …read more Source: Imitate Christ...
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Spotlighting the BCPS Partnership with Innovations for Learning

In honor of national Digital Learning Day, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is spotlighting the BCPS collaborative partnership with the non-profit organization Innovations for Learning (IFL). Through this initiative, BCPS is implementing a digital literacy program for kindergarten and first grade students that integrates classroom instruction and community-based tutors to deliver interactive instruction at 13 BCPS Title I schools (123 classrooms). …read more Source: Broward County Public Schools...
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The Twelfth Chapter: The Value of Adversity

By TomTruex The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à KempisBOOK ONE: THOUGHTS HELPFUL IN THE LIFE OF THE SOULThe Twelfth Chapter: The Value of Adversity IT IS good for us to have trials and troubles at times, for they often remind us that we are on probation and ought not to hope in any worldly thing. It is good for us sometimes to suffer contradiction, to be misjudged by men even though we do well and mean well. These things help us to be humble and shield us from vainglory. When to all outward appearances men give us no credit, when they do not think well of us, then we are more inclined to seek God Who sees our hearts. Therefore, a man ought to root himself so firmly in God that he will not need the consolations of men. When a man of good will is afflicted, tempted, and tormented by evil thoughts, he realizes clearly that his greatest need is …read more Source: Imitate Christ...
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Education

For Sex Slaves And Forced Laborers, Trafficking Trail Leads To South Florida

By Rick Stone A day-long conference on human trafficking at Broward College on Thursday was an opportunity for experts in the field to shift the emphasis back to the bigger part of the problem. Many of the victims are girls and women who are captured and forced into prostitution but three times as many become slave laborers and many of those wind up in South Florida. …read more Source: Broward College...
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Week 5, One Year Bible Challenge: “Life’s not fair”

By Tom Truex Christ the Rock Community Church, Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study Let the children come to me, by Vogelstein, Vogel Von (1788-1868) This week’s reading January 29 to February 41Exodus 8:1-21:21Matthew 19:13-23:39Psalm 24:1-28:9Proverbs 6:1-7:5 Next Week’s Reading Exodus 21:22-33:23Matthew 24:1-27:14Psalm 29:1-33:11Proverbs 7:6-8:36 Discussion Questions: Old Testament God specified the Passover meal be eaten in one house (the food could not be carried outside), and that no bone of the passover lamb could be broken. Is there any significance to these instructions? Exodus 12:46. What is a “hardened heart?” And why did Pharaoh have one? Exodus 14:1-4. Why does God single out the seven sins named in Proverbs 6:16-19? New Testament Is it “fair” for the man who worked a full day to receive only a day’s wage, when that’s the same pay received by the worker who worked only a short time at the very end of the day? <a target=_blank href="http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?go=Go&q=Matthew+20%3A1-16" title="ESV Matthew 20:1-16" …read more Source: K_Line Christian Online (ReadTheWholeBible.com)...
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The Eleventh Chapter: Acquiring Peace and Zeal for Perfection

By TomTruex The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à KempisBOOK ONE: THOUGHTS HELPFUL IN THE LIFE OF THE SOULThe Eleventh Chapter: Acquiring Peace and Zeal for Perfection WE SHOULD enjoy much peace if we did not concern ourselves with what others say and do, for these are no concern of ours. How can a man who meddles in affairs not his own, who seeks strange distractions, and who is little or seldom inwardly recollected, live long in peace? Blessed are the simple of heart for they shall enjoy peace in abundance. Why were some of the saints so perfect and so given to contemplation? Because they tried to mortify entirely in themselves all earthly desires, and thus they were able to attach themselves to God with all their heart and freely to concentrate their innermost thoughts. We are too occupied with our own whims and fancies, too taken up with passing things. Rarely do we completely conquer even one vice, and we are not inflamed with the desire to improve ourselves day by …read more Source: Imitate Christ...
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2014 Employee Health Benefits – Open Enrollment continues through Feb. 28

By mkiffin NSU health insurance annual enrollment for the 2014 plan year begins February 17 and ends on February 28. NSU understands the importance of affordable and comprehensive health insurance to our faculty, staff and families and the President’s Office is pleased to announce that the university’s continued commitment to our families will be reflected in several areas of improved benefits and affordability of our health insurance plans. ICUBA premiums increased this year by 3.6% and the law levied new taxes on the plan requiring another 1.2% in premium, for total of 4.8%. With average premium increases of 9% in Florida, the ICUBA rate increase is very favorable. Enrollment into the ICUBA plan satisfies the individual requirement to have health insurance. The ICUBA plans are affordable and are equivalent to a “gold” plan offered in the public health insurance marketplace. Therefore NSU employees are not eligible for a subsidy when purchasing a health plan through the marketplace. Our plans provide more wellness benefits and lower out-of-pocket costs than the marketplace plans, and after April 1, 2014, both plans will cover pre-existing conditions. Individuals purchasing a plan on the marketplace will not receive premium and HRA contributions and cannot make …read more Source: NSU News...
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The Tenth Chapter: Avoiding Idle Talk

By TomTruex The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à KempisBOOK ONE: THOUGHTS HELPFUL IN THE LIFE OF THE SOULThe Tenth Chapter: Avoiding Idle Talk SHUN the gossip of men as much as possible, for discussion of worldly affairs, even though sincere, is a great distraction inasmuch as we are quickly ensnared and captivated by vanity. Many a time I wish that I had held my peace and had not associated with men. Why, indeed, do we converse and gossip among ourselves when we so seldom part without a troubled conscience? We do so because we seek comfort from one another’s conversation and wish to ease the mind wearied by diverse thoughts. Hence, we talk and think quite fondly of things we like very much or of things we dislike intensely. But, sad to say, we often talk vainly and to no purpose; for this external pleasure effectively bars inward and divine …read more Source: Imitate Christ...
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Kickoff of the “Think B4U Post” Initiative

The kickoff event of the “Think B4U Post” initiative takes place on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. The initiative aims to promote the appropriate and positive use of technology and social media among students. …read more Source: Broward County Public Schools...
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BCPS Announces Partnership With Code.org

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announced its new partnership with Code.org, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for students to learn computer science in school. …read more Source: Broward County Public Schools...
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