20 Truths from ‘The Purpose Path’

“Purpose is not what we do but why we exist.” 1 – “At its very heart, vocational courage is about finding and pursuing your true purpose in life, and about making sure your life’s work is reflected in your daily work” (Page 1). 2 – “True vocational courage comes from defining what success is for us, based on our own unique purpose and core values, and then making the difficult decisions necessary to wholeheartedly pursue it” (Page 13). 3 –... Read More

What the Kingdom of God Is Like

The kingdom was central to Jesus’ teaching, but it can be divisive for his followers. When you think of the word kingdom, what do you think of? For many, the term conjures images of medieval knights, fair maidens, and castles inhabited by white-bearded monarchs. Or we imagine hard-fought epic battles involving mythological figures and creatures (think Gandalf and Gollum), or all these things in a favorite video game. Now for some Christians, it is this otherworldly quality that makes the... Read More

No way to roll: Wheels snatched from cars parked at apartment complex

You head out to work or school in the morning only to have your day ruined when you see your car up on a crude set of blocks — and all four wheels gone. That’s what a half dozen residents on a Weston apartment complex found Thursday morning. The thieves targeted Toyota Corollas and one Honda, according to news accounts. Resident Andrea Becraft warned neighbors in a Facebook post, complete with pictures of the vandalized vehicles. “Unfortunately, many of my neighbors woke up to... Read More

Florida Powerball winner, 90, sues son, says his poor investing ‘cost her tens of millions’

A 90-year-old Florida woman who took home $278 million from a winning Powerball ticket six years ago is suing her son and his financial advisers, claiming the money was put into low-return investments while she was being charged $2 million in fees. The lawsuit filed by Gloria Mackenzie last month in state court in Jacksonville against her son, Scott, and his financial advisers, alleges breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, negligence and exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Scott... Read More

Beehives are taking over South Florida, and that’s good news

The beehive is making a comeback. And we’re not talking hairstyles. We’re talking real honeybees. Experts have sounded the alarm in recent years about a dramatic decline in the nation’s bee population — and Broward County has heard the cry. Now towns from Davie to Deerfield Beach are setting up micro apiaries on public land, doing their part to help save the world’s top pollinator. Plans are also under way to eventually take the beekeeping mission to Miami-Dade and Palm Beach... Read More

Beehives are taking over South Florida, and everyone is happy about it

The beehive is making a comeback. And we’re not talking hairstyles. We’re talking real honeybees. Experts have sounded the alarm in recent years about a dramatic decline in the nation’s bee population — and Broward County has heard the cry. Now towns from Davie to Deerfield Beach are setting up micro apiaries on public land, doing their part to help save the world’s top pollinator. Plans are also under way to eventually take the beekeeping mission to Miami-Dade and Palm Beach... Read More

Helping to save honeybees is not just sweet — it’s essential, say South Florida keepers

The beehive is making a comeback. And we’re not talking hairstyles. We’re talking real honeybees. Experts have sounded the alarm in recent years about a dramatic decline in the nation’s bee population — and Broward County has heard the cry. Now towns from Davie to Deerfield Beach are setting up micro apiaries on public land, doing their part to help save the world’s top pollinator. Plans are also under way to eventually take the beekeeping mission to Miami-Dade and Palm Beach... Read More

Christian group challenges bans on ‘conversion therapy’ for gay children

A Christian advocacy group is challenging local laws that ban counseling aimed at making gay children straight. Liberty Counsel, headquartered in Orlando, has filed an appeal in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that bans in Boca Raton and Palm beach County are unconstitutional. The case is filed on behalf of counselors Robert Otto, of Boca Raton, and Julie Hamilton, of Palm Beach Gardens, both licensed marriage and family therapists. It reflects a national debate about whether... Read More

Christian group challenges ‘conversion therapy’ for gay children

A christian advocacy group is challenging local laws that ban counseling aimed at making gay children straight. Liberty Counsel, headquartered in Orlando, has filed an appeal in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that bans in Boca Raton and Palm beach County are unconstitutional. The case is filed on behalf of counselors Robert Otto, of Boca Raton, and Julie Hamilton, of Palm Beach Gardens, both licensed marriage and family therapists. It reflects a national debate about whether... Read More