Good News - March 2022

On The Cover The Forman family gathered in Fort Lauderdale on christmas Eve in the backyard of their beautiful ranch-style home where the expansive backyard is a playground for the grandchildren and hundreds of families have been welcomed to participate in Bible studies over the years. The Forman family legacy spans 100 years in Florida, impacting education, church, charities, missions and more. read the cover article on page 28. Pictured from left to right, Seated: carmen cargill, Jennifer Forman, h. collins Forman, Jr.; Standing: Nathaniel Forman, hamilton Forman, robin Forman, alyssa Forman, Becky Forman, Timothy Forman, Daniel Forman, amanda Forman, John Forman, Sarah Forman and Ezekiel Forman. Photo credit: Justus Martin PUBLISHER 6 March 2022 Good News • South Florida Edition I grew up in a city of somebodies. Regardless of who you met or introduced, it was either proceeded or followed by a brief story. You see Stevie over there? His father is the guy you need to know if you want to get into Joe’s; he owns the place, no wait; you get a table immediately. I guess it was a cultural thing? As a young guy I was fascinated by the paradigm of who you knew, which belied what you knew. Kinda like, “You’re going over to the Jordan River? Hook up with this guy John; he’s a Baptist and that’s his gig.” My fascination, of course, included politics because the action was nonstop. Bada beep, bada boop. Everybody was a “somebody.” While in college my buds were getting directionally set-up: building contractors, doctors, financial planners or future bookies - take your pick - and of course lawyers, tons of lawyers. Even at that age, the cultural planning shunned ambulance chasing, and you’d set your sights higher to a judgeship. InMiami back inmy day and through political circles, I started to hear the name “Ham” Forman from friends. Interesting and unforgettable name “Ham” in a community of lox and bagels where we had the best deli restaurants in the world: Wolfie’s, Rascal House and Pumpernick’s. Ham Forman had this interesting formula that I kept running across at some printing plants, me being a publisher. Keeping a keen eye, noticingwhat others were printing, especially in the political season, was important: flyers, brochures and comic books. Comic books? Political candidate comic books? Not real comic books but comic book looking; they blanketed the condo lobbies, bank buildings and everyone’s mail boxes. Those story similarities were like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval. Savvy. Very savvy. You needed Hamilton Forman’s backing if you wanted to run for judge in Florida, and without his backing you could run, but you wouldn’t win. You might think I’m being figurative. No, I’m being literal. If a judgeship came open and the Florida Governor needed to fill the slot, Ham Forman provided the name and the Governor said, OK: that literal. Years back I meet H. Collins Forman, a cool guy and lawyer who preferred to talk a little Rock ‘n Roll about groups and stuff. I love that interaction and it could be endless. Forman? Not Foreman?Are you any relation to Hamilton Forman? I asked. Yeah, H. Collins said, My dad. Boy, would my college buddies be impressed. Now you’ll read the “rest of the story” and the incredible 100-year Forman Family Florida Legacy: education, church and missions. You’d never hear the story from them; it’s not their way. But 100 years in Florida? In Florida if you came here in 1995, you would be considered an old timer, so the Good News wants to bring this inspiring story to you. It’s a Family Legacy and the fifth family we’ve featured in our series of “Family Legacy.” Please read the fascinating Forman Legacy story by Good News Editor Shelly Pond on page 28. Inspire others by your example of good deeds. Les South Florida Edition • Good News • March 2022 • Volume 23, Issue 12 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] Legacy Families PERSPECTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Tension– by Stephan N. Tchividjian IN THEWORD . . . . . . . . . .10 Franklin Graham: Lift Up Your Head – by Franklin Graham OPINION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Out of One, Many – by Newton Fairweather PARENTING . . . . . . . . . . . .14 How to Bring Peace to Your Home – by Dr. Bob Barnes & Torrey Roberts LIVE THE LIFE . . . . . . . . . . .16 The Good News is Still The Good News- by Lisa May YOU ASKWHY? . . . . . . . . .18 Don’t Just Do Something . . . Stand There! – by Tommy Boland THE CODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Paul vs. James —The Main Event – by Dr. O.S. Hawkins HEART AND SOUL . . . . . .22 Faculty and Students Blend Faith with Inquiry at Research Conference – by Dr. Debra A. Schwinn CHURCHUNITED . . . . . . .24 Digital EvangelismCampaignAttracts 30,000 Clicks Locally – by Edwin Copeland INSIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Polycentric Leadership – by Rob Hoskins COVER STORY . . . . . .28 - 29 Forman Family Legacy Spans 100 Years in Florida – by Shelly Pond LEGAL Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Higher Condo Fees? Here’s What You Can do – byWilliam“Bill” C. Davell andMatthewZifrony GOOD NEWSWANTS TO KNOW . . . . . . . . .32 – 33 Have you ever witnessed a miracle? THERE & BACK AGAIN . .34 5000! – by Dr. Gene L. Green ENCOURAGEMENT . . . . .36 Here Comes The Sun – by Omar Aleman VILLAGE HYMNS . . . . . . . .38 Collaboration With The Creator by Jonas Maldonado CALENDAR . . . . . . . .50 – 51 CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . .52 55 C O N T E N T S Good News • March • Volume 23 Issue 12