This nonprofit is gifting literacy to children one book at a time

This nonprofit is gifting literacy to children one book at a time

When giving gifts to children in our own families or when donating to children in need, we tend to think that toys are the best thing for them. As long as a child is playing, they are happy and occupied. Toys may be a great gift option, but age-appropriate books and resources for parents have a much larger impact. In fact, introducing books at an early age before school begins is considered the most important factor in influencing a child’s early developmental success. Unfortunately, in many American homes, books are not a priority. In fact, 61% of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for their children. Ferst Readers addresses this issue by providing quality books and literacy resources for children and their families to use at home during the earliest stages of development. Every month, the organization mails age-appropriate books to over 50,000 children from birth to five years old, along with a newsletter that corresponds to...
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A son needed to help his mother, so OurSeniors Team stepped in

A son needed to help his mother, so OurSeniors Team stepped in

| Testimony by Richard L. | Dad is dead! Mom has Parkinson's, stage 5. She cannot talk, walk, or anything beyond crying and screaming. She is trapped in her body, some of you may understand this. I received word through the assisted living facility that my Mom and Dad had been living in for several years, Dad had died. The only reason they told me about it was because no one was paying the bills. They wanted money, did not care that Dad had died, just that they were not getting their money. This opening statement of the bills not being paid is very pertinent to this letter of praise. I hope you will continue to read even though it appears to be long, it may reference what you are going through now or need to know about the future of your parents lives and yours. So, the bills are not being paid, the last will of Dad turned everything over to...
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What to know about Florida’s East Coast real estate right now

What to know about Florida’s East Coast real estate right now

| Courtesy of the Flagler County Association of Realtors | Flagler County had a positive increase of 49.7 percent of closed sales from November of 2019 to November 2020. (As posted stats on their website). Additionally, the Median Sale Price increased just over 12 percent year over year. The demand is high based on low-interest rates currently still available. Approximately, two months of inventory available. Retirees and other migrating individuals remain interested in Flagler County for the lifestyle it provides from beach-side living to year-round warm weather. The real estate market in Volusia County is off to a busy start in the first half of January 2021. From January 1 to January 15, 770 single-family homes went on the market. Approximately 28 percent of these listings are under contract because of strong buyer demand. The strong interest is a direct result of the low-interest rates currently available. Interest rates are always subject to change depending on many factors. Dulce Monahan from Adams Cameron &...
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Are You Satisfied with Jesus?

Are You Satisfied with Jesus?

| Written by Andrew Wommack | The night before Jesus’ crucifixion, He told His disciples that they knew where He was going and how to get there. Thomas disagreed with Him by saying they didn’t know where He was going, and therefore, they couldn’t know the way. Jesus responded by saying, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father but by me” (John 14:6). He went on to say that if they had really known Him, they would have known the Father also, because seeing Him was seeing the Father. Philip responded, “Show us the Father and it will satisfy us” (John 14:8). Philip’s statement deserves closer examination. Philip wasn’t completely satisfied with Jesus. Although he had witnessed Jesus perform miracles that no one had ever done before, speak as no one had ever spoken before, and love Philip as no one had ever loved him before, that wasn’t enough. He wanted something more than Jesus before...
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Andrew Wommack, featured in our Winter Edition, is hosting an event in Florida

Andrew Wommack, featured in our Winter Edition, is hosting an event in Florida

Featured in our recent Inspirational section, Andrew Wommack, founder of Andrew Wommack Ministries and Charis Bible College, is continuing to spread the good news of Christianity throughout the country. His accomplishments and ability to inspire those around him are exactly why we chose him to be a part of our Winter Edition and why we want to let everyone know about his upcoming event in Orlando. He will be at the Orlando Gospel Truth Conference from February 11 to February 13, 2021. The free event will be held at Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL 32819....
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Join us for our FIRST virtual Brunch & Learn

Join us for our FIRST virtual Brunch & Learn

We are very excited to announce that our very first VIRTUAL Brunch & Learn is taking place on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. While we have had gatherings in the various counties for quite some time, we wanted to open these events to a broader audience. Whether you live one county over or hundreds of miles away, you can now join us from the comfort of your own home! This Brunch & Learn will feature Anas Benjelloun from ClearCaptions to talk about the free telephone captioning services provided for seniors who are hard of hearing. Whether you suffer from hearing loss or your loved one is having trouble speaking on the phone, this service is great to know about as it's free to those who qualify. If you are interested in joining, click “Interested” on our Facebook Event Page!...
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Here is what you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine

Here is what you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccines (there are several types) are probably the most important senior-related topic of this new year. Illnesses caused by the coronavirus are especially dangerous for seniors, often resulting in more acute symptoms, longer recovery times and more frequent hospitalizations. Worst of all, the death rate increases sharply with age, particularly after 65. These facts make immunization all the more important to seniors. In addition to protecting life and physical health, effective immunization can lead to a dramatic improvement in the quality of life for many seniors. If social-distancing guidelines have been followed, seniors have missed important events for months; family dinners, birthday parties, weddings, hugs from children and grandchildren have all been missed. Residents of assisted living facilities or other seniors-only communities may have been totally isolated. All in all, the vaccines promise a brighter future. Unfortunately, a good deal of misinformation has come to light about these vaccines. Some seniors are hesitating about immunization and this could be a...
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