Good News - February 2022

On The Cover Live the Life South Florida Board Members gather at BrandStar Studios’ beautiful state-of the-art facility to discuss the kickoff of their 10-year initiative entitled “All In” for marriage and families, which is designed to transform Broward Country for the better through healthy relationship education. Read the Cover Story beginning on page 24. Pictured Center: Vikki & Bernhard Langer; Left to Right: Kelly & Milan Stefanovic, Danielle & Scot Seagrave, Lynn Ellen & Ron Collins, Deretta & Wayne Cotton, Christina &WadidDaoud, Debbie &KevinGroeneveld, Susan & JimYezbick, Margaret &Scott Whiddon, Candace (not pictured) &Romney Rogers. Photography by Luis Feliz PUBLISHER 6 fEBRUARY 2022 Good News • South florida Edition I am reminded that I’m influenced by a lot of nonsense. You can call it clutter. Every now and then I get lucky, and things crystallize in the most bizarre way. It usually starts with my noticing the background and I ponder why? The main frame seems obvious to everyone, but for some reason it’s the setting that has always interested me. My mind seems like a camera lens; I try to capture the essence. The soul. There must be a reason, more to the story? This month we feature Live The Life a ministry to “strengthen marriages and families.” When I first became aware of LTL, I was mesmerized when Lisa May talked about their mission. Mind you, most organizations seem cookie cutter with noble intentions, lofty expectations and reasonable accomplishments to inspire you, but my “lens” was curious. Lisa talked about her stellar Board of Directors, and this is where the rubber hits the road. “We seek” the husband and wife as a unit. Marriages suffer when the man goes off to attend meetings and leaves the home, and when the woman goes off to her groups. We don’t want to separate the marriage home. We want them to come TOGETHER, and if they have young kids at home, bring them too; they will find things to play with at the board meetings if necessary. Ok. They get it. They practice it. They live it. That is the soul of this group right there. The Good News was blessed to be hosted at the beautiful BrandStar studios for this Month’s feature front cover photo shoot: the Live The Life, Board Of Director couples. Prominent. Activist. Leaders. Please read the feature by GN Editor, Shelly Pond starting on page 24 and tastefully photographed by Luis Feliz. “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their soul” - Ted Grant, famous Canadian photojournalist. We are fortunate to co labor with many charities and organizations, so I encourage our readers to reach out and contact one of the fifty (50) plus charities we featured in our November 2021 issue and offer to volunteer and get involved; they need you, but you need them even more. If we are going to do life together, you’ve got to get involved in some way. Meet new friends. Make a difference! “Family is at the center of God’s plan for the happiness and progress of His children. The Holy Bible teaches that God established families from the very beginning, and it shows us many examples of strong families. It also teaches us how to have a loving, happy family.” Be a Valentine, Les South florida Edition • Good News • February 2022 • Volume 23, Issue 11 Advertising: We reach over 110,000 readers each month. 80,000 in print and 30,000 via our online digital edition. Placing an ad in our publication is affordable and effective to help grow your business. Call us today! Distribution: Available inmore than 800 locations throughout South Florida. To become a free distribution point for the newspaper, please contact Shelly. 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 2021. All rights reserved. Good News Media Group, LLC. PO Box 670368, Coral Springs, FL 33067 954-564-5378 • Publisher: Leslie J. Feldman [email protected] Editor: Shelly Pond [email protected] Art Director: Milton McPherson [email protected] Advertising & Marketing: Robert “Buddy” Helland Jr. V.P. Sr. Marketing Manager [email protected] Vice President: Michael Denker Corporate Engagement [email protected] Social Media Manager: Ariel Feldman [email protected] Editorial Assistant: Eric Solomon [email protected] Cover Photography: Justus Martin [email protected] If you embrace it, you can Live The Life PERSPECTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . .8 The Fog – by Stephan N. Tchividjian IN THEWORD . . . . . . . . . .10 Franklin Graham: The Antidote to Fear – by Franklin Graham INSIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Nothing Matters More – by Rob Hoskins PARENTING . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Teaching My ChildAbout Sex – by Dr. Bob Barnes & Torrey Roberts YOU ASKWHY? . . . . . . . . .16 The Wisdom of Wax On, Wax Off – by Tommy Boland CHURCHUNITED . . . . . . .18 Church United Prepares for 2022 Kickoff Event with Expectancy – by Edwin Copeland THE CODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Jesus In Genesis – by Dr. O.S. Hawkins HEART AND SOUL . . . . . .22 Camp Provides Fun, Friendship and Caring Community – by Dr. Debra A. Schwinn COVER STORY . . . . . .24 - 26 Live the Life South Florida Is ALL IN for Marriages And Families – by Shelly Pond GOOD NEWSWANTS TO KNOW . . . . . . . . .28 – 30 What is one experience you've had that taught you a lesson you'd like to pass on to others? THERE & BACK AGAIN . .32 MethodAnd Message – by Dr. Gene L. Green VILLAGE HYMNS . . . . . . . .34 Why do we sing? - by Grace Coleman LEGAL Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 What Is ACharter School? – by William “Bill” C. Davell, Jeff Wood and Thomas Sternberg, ENCOURAGEMENT . . . . .38 MissionAccomplished – by Omar Aleman OPINION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 2022 – AChange Is Coming – by Newton Fairweather CALENDAR . . . . . . . .42 – 43 CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . .44 47 C O N T E N T S Good News • February • Volume 23 Issue 11