Good News - January 2023

On The Cover Bob Hoskins, OneHope Founder, Evangelist And Missionary, and Rob Hoskins, OneHope President, are pictured at the Marie Green Forum Building in Pompano Beach, headquarters for the international ministry One Hope, whose mission is to bring God’s Word to Every Child. Read the full article on pages 28 – 30. Photo by Justus Martin www.justusmartinphoto.com PUBLISHER 6 JANUARY 2023 www.goodnewsfl.org Good News • South Florida Edition Growing up Feldman in Miami Beach was challenging in a family of highly competitive, brain twisting nightly discussions. My dad was forever curious, and I now kiddingly, albeit with ferocious truth, suggest if my dad was alive during Google, he’d never have slept at all. My older sister was quite the brainiac, but I wrote that off because she was four years older than me and expected to be smarter than me… I would rationalize because she was quicker to the answers. My dad reassured me that although in this household I may appear to be the village idiot; it was a very smart village. Which brings me to a rounded point of how much I don’t know, but I’m thankful for my mentors and Google. So, what the heck did Kemosabe mean when Tonto grunted to the Lone Ranger, “that’s right kemosabe!” We believed that to be “faithful friend… or trusty scout” or something similar... But not so fast; I’ve got Google: “In a 1996 interview with Tomson Highway, Sherman Joseph Alexie Jr., a Spokane- Coeur d’Alene- Native American novelist and screenwriter explains: “Kemosabe in Apache means “idiot,” as Tonto in Spanish means “idiot.” They were calling each other “idiot” all those years! That’s right Tonto never said Kemosabe… Tonto would say ...um Kemosabe! I’ll never watch those old reruns the same again. Unfortunately, well-stated false arguments are often adopted as dogma rather than simply stated truths, according to Author Ed Sharrow, a philosopher and Christian mediation instructor. A lie was told about theApostle Paul that Paul was an anti-Semite. “There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality” (Romans 2:9–11, ESV). “I advanced in the Jews’ religion beyond many of my own age amongmy countrymen, beingmore exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through his grace” (Galatians 1:14–15, ESV). Ed Sharrow offers: Avery selective and incorrect reading of Paul’s epistles has been used to justify anti-Semitism at several stages in Christian history. Christ Jesus, Paul and the original apostles were Jews. Christ is specifically the Jewish Messiah, who happens to have a mission to reach all of God’s faithful children. Christians and Jews are like stepchildren who have the same father but who grew up in different households. It is possible to hate step siblings, but it is unproductive and harmful to strong family relationships. Paul was the consummate Jew. He was a law-abiding practitioner of the strict beliefs and rituals of the Pharisees. When Paul mentions the “traditions of my fathers” in the Galatians quote above, he refers to his encompassing practice of teachings that were later codified in books such as the Mishnah, Midrashim, and Targums. The misconception: “The more features we put into a product, the more customers will like it.” This misconception is one of my favorites, and here from Harvard Business Review. “Product-development teams seem to believe that adding features creates value for customers and subtracting them destroys value. This attitude explains why products are so complicated: Remote controls seem impossible to use, computers take hours to set up, cars have so many switches and knobs that they resemble airplane cockpits, and even the humble toaster now comes with a manual and LCD displays.” “Companies that challenge the belief that more is better create products that are elegant in their simplicity. Bang & Olufsen, the Danishmanufacturer of audio products, televisions, and telephones, understands that customers don’t necessarily want to fiddle with the equalizer, balance, and other controls to find the optimum combination of settings for listening to music. Its high-end speakers automatically make the adjustments needed to reproduce a song with as much fidelity to the original as possible. All that’s left for users to select is the volume.” And my closing misconception: “Lightning Never Strikes The Same Place Twice.” This is one of the oldest and most persistent "common sense" myths around. If it were true, then lighting rods, which are used to divert lightning from buildings into the ground, would be single-use creations. In reality, lightning strikes prefer to hit tall structures that rise above the surrounding areas. A lighting strike looks for a path to the ground and when it finds one, the charges move from the clouds down to Earth. Certain tall buildings and many trees have all experienced multiple lightning strikes. Even a few people have been struck more than once. You get more lightning the closer you are to the equator, and Lake Maracaibo is the world’s capital for lighting with 1.2 million strikes per year. Ok. We have the new 2023 starting this month. Have faith and believe in Him, He is not a myth or misconception He is the truth “With GodAll Things Are Possible” (Matthew 19:23-30). Enjoy ! Les South Florida Edition • Good News • January 2023 • Volume 24, Issue 10 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 2023. All rights reserved. Good News Media Group, LLC. PO Box 670368, Coral Springs, FL 33067 954-564-5378 • www.goodnewsfl.org Publisher: Leslie J. Feldman LJF@goodnewsfl.org Editor: Shelly Pond ShellyP@goodnewsfl.org Advertising & Marketing: Robert “Buddy” Helland Jr. V.P. Sr. Marketing Manager BuddyH@goodnewsfl.org Bill Harvey Director of Special Sections BillH@goodnewsfl.org Art Director: Milton McPherson milton@goodnewsfl.org Social Media Manager: Ariel Feldman ariel@goodnewsfl.org Editorial Assistant: Eric Solomon Eric@goodnewsfl.org Cover Photography: Justus Martin Justus@justusmartinphoto.com Misconceptions PERSPECTIVE . . . . . . . . . . .8 Hero Maker - by Stephan N. Tchividjian REFLECTION . . . . . . . . . . .10 The Power of Self-Discipline in 2023 – by Newton Fairweather PARENTING . . . . . . . . . . .12 Avoiding The Ultimate Family Marathon – by Dr. Bob Barnes & Torrey Roberts FOSTER CARE . . . . . . . . . .14 Coming Together for Life – by Kevin Enders YOU ASKWHY? . . . . . . . 16 Cast Off that Corpse and Take Up Your Cross! – by Dr. Tommy Boland MARRIAGE . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Resolve to Count Your Blessings - by Lisa May HEART AND SOUL . . . . .20 Professor Sets the Stage for a Struggling Student to Thrive – by Dr. Debra A. Schwinn THE CODE . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Your Money Talks – by Dr. O.S. Hawkins GOODNEWS WANTSTOKNOW . .24 - 26 If you were given a 30-second ad slot during the Super Bowl, what would you do with it? COVER ARTICLE . . . .28-30 OneHope Founder Bob Hoskins Recounts 80 Years of Ministry with His Son Rob Hoskins – by Shelly Pond FAITH AND VOCATION .32 Consider the Heavens – by Susie M. Cohen, PhD INSIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Kick-Start a New Beginning – by Rob Hoskins ENCOURAGEMENT . . . .36 Home Run – by Omar Aleman CALENDAR . . . . . . .42 - 43 CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . .44 - 48 Leslie J. Feldman Jay Silverheels as Tonto and Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger in the original TV series C O N T E N T S Good News • January • Volume 24 Issue 10

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