Good News - February 2022

The older I get, I believe one thing I’ve learned as I reflect on life, is that I wish I listened more to the stories and experiences of others…We know the saying “everyone has a story”… I wish I paid a little closer attention. Personally, I pray I do better at it in the future!! Coach Rick Andreassen, Founder and President, SAINTS of Florida Homeschool P.E. and SAINTS International Sports Ministry Life experiences certainly are great teachers. The one life lesson that I actually learned in the golf game is to always stay in the moment in whatever you are doing, or “one shot at a time.” Distractions can be mental, environmental (sounds or sights) or physical such as illness. However, you can’t be your best and use all your gifts and talents unless you focus only on what you are doing when you are supposed to be doing it. This type of focus is obviously biblical as well when the good book tells us not to worry about tomorrow! Romney C. Rogers, Managing Partner, Rogers Morris & Ziegler LLP The one experience that I have been taught throughout my life in the workplace and ministry is relationships with people matter. So often, we put processes or tasks over people, we are just trying to get something done and move on and some of us will do whatever it takes even at the expense of a relationship with a person. The things and tasks of this world will not last, but it is relationship with people, people with eternal souls, that matter the most. Always put people first and look for ways to build bridges and connect with people to help them reach their full potential. You just never know who you will be working with, serving with, working for or spending time in Heaven with; always put people first. Steve Daigle, Campus Pastor, Calvary Chapel Parkland May 2013 I was working hard building successes in my sales career sometimes sacrificing family time and doing it my way! It was then that I suffered a “cardiac episode” that was nearly fatal. During my recovery period that I came closer to God than I have ever been to that point. The thing I learned then and try to always pass on to others is to be intentional about the vertical relationship with God as most important and let God lead!!! Steve Solomon, Area Director, CBMC South Florida Wants to Know… Oksana Horton O’Neal Dozier Patricia Colangelo Coach RickAndreassen Romney C. Rogers Steve Daigle Steve Solomon