Good News - October 2018

Different Days These days are different for me. I've spent much of my life pressing on, always knowing but rarely feeling pressure. Pressure is responsibility. Knowing pressure is liberating in a way. What is the difference you might ask? For me; knowing pressure is a challenge and feeling pressure is a bit paralyzingly. The reason why I feel differently is because I no longer travel the path alone in solitude. Yes, I still greatly embrace the thrill of challenge and have responsibility to my GOD, family, partners and associates. But just knowing I have a GOD who loves me and I love HIM, my responsibility is to give it my very best and have faith. “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4: 8-9). I often repeat at the GOOD NEWS that we have a responsibility to embrace change and get better every day. What is better and why? Better means growing in curiosity and challenging our- selves to be better and the best we can be. The why is because we now work for HIM, and we must fulfill the obligation to please HIM and make an impact as we are commanded to do. Enjoy as we happily bring you the colorful people here in our community who commit their lives to serving in the kingdom; what a joyful blessing for us. - Les PUBLISHER 2 OCTOBER 2018 Good News • South Florida Edition South Florida Edition • Good News • October 2018 • Volume 20, Issue 7 - Leslie J. Feldman - On the Cover Former Miami DolphinsAll-Pro Linebacker John Offerdahl and his wife Lynn Offerdahl strike his signature “gridiron griller” pose be- side Dolphins memorabilia. Learn how this South Florida couple turned their passions for football and food into the highly antici- pated, now weekend-long, Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival to raise funds for their Handoff Founda- tion, which feeds the needs of those in crisis. Cover Story on page 18 and 20. This portrait was taken at Brandstar’s state-of-the-art studio by Justus Martin. PERSPECTIVE 4 Now is Not the Right Time – by Stephan Tchividjian INSIGHT 6 The Changing Face of Education in the U.S. and How It’s Impacting Children’s Faith – by Rob Hoskins CHURCH UNITED 8 The Power of We: Q Commons Encourages Hospitality Across Dividing Lines – by John Houmes LIFEPOINTS 10 Being Childlike in a Childish World – by Dr. Gary Hewins PARENTING 12 Who Do Your Kids Look Up To? – by Dr. Bob Barnes and Torrey Roberts THE POWER OF US 14 Expressing Appreciation – by Lisa May YOU ASK, WHY? 16 Jesus Christ: One Way or The Only Way to Heaven – by Tommy Boland COVER STORY 18 & 20 Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Grows to 3-Day Festival, Raising More for Those in Crisis – by Shelly Pond GOOD NEWS PALM BEACH COUNTY 34 - 40 GOOD NEWS WANTS TO KNOW 41 - 43 What setback have you suffered that has inspired you? CALENDAR OF EVENTS 44 – 45 CLASSIFIEDS 50 – 51 Hi Shelly, Thank you so much for including the write up about our last event in the Out and About section of the newspaper. I wanted to let you know that we hired an as- sistant that responded to our ad. The GoodNews found someone "like-minded" for us! Thank you so much. Blessings, Cynthia J Arevalo-Bialy, Esq. Law Offices of Cynthia J Arevalo We Get Letters Publisher: Leslie J. Feldman [email protected] Editor: Shelly Pond [email protected] Editorial Assistant: Lydia Hicks [email protected] Art Director: Milton McPherson [email protected] Advertising & Marketing: Al Lehman Sr. Marketing Director [email protected] Robert “Buddy” Helland Jr. Sr. Marketing Manager [email protected] Advertising: We reach over 120,000 readers each month. Placing an ad in our publication is affordable and effective to help grow your business Call us today! Distribution: To become a free distribution point for the news- paper, please contact Shelly. Circulation: In Broward and Palm Beach total 45,000/mo. Distribution starts the first week of each month. The Good News is published by Good News Media Group, LLC, Reproduction in whole or part strictly forbidden without the consent of the publisher. Copyright 2018. All rights reserved. Good News Media Group, LLC. PO Box 670368 Coral Springs, FL 33067 954-564-5378 CONTENTS Good News • October 2018 • Volume 20 Issue 7