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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Amazing Senior: Juan Armando Montes

Amazing Senior: Juan Armando Montes

There aren’t many Americans who can say they have jumped out of airplanes to fight for America’s freedom. Not only that, but to have served in the Army for almost 30 years, fought in combat as a Ranger and went from being a private to retiring as a full-bird Colonel. A true hero, Col. Juan Armando Montes was born to be a military man and destined to command hundreds of troops. Born in Cuba on October 27, 1936, Juan grew up with a hardworking father and loving mother. His father, Juan Sr., worked in many lines of business while getting his education, such as moving storage, owning a shark fishing industry and other jobs. Juan’s parents pushed him to be a scholar as well, and he eventually graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from La Luz College in Havana, Cuba. He later obtained his Civil/Criminal Law Juris Doctor from Saint Thomas Villanova Catholic University, also in Havana. Although he was...
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A cookie recipe that is sure to make spirits bright

A cookie recipe that is sure to make spirits bright

Christmas is just a few days away, which means most people are shopping for last-minute gifts, traveling to see loved ones, or simply staying home. No matter what your plan is, we think this cookie recipe is a great way to try something new, make something fun and colorful, and a way to make someone else's day brighter too. These cookies are a great gift for the sweet tooth in your life and anyone who enjoys a good holiday treat! Ingredients: 1 cup - Butter Softened 1 cup - Confectioners Sugar 1 Egg 1 ½ tsp – Vanilla Extract 2 ¼ cups - Flour (all purpose) mixed with a dash of salt 2 cans - Candied Cherries (green and red) halved 1 cup - Pecans Directions: In a small bowl of mixer, cream butter until fluffy. Gradually add sugar- beating until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and mix well. Stir in cherries and pecans, cover airtight and chill for 1 hour. Divide dough in thirds,...
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Tips for Managing Your Home When Moving into Assisted Living

Tips for Managing Your Home When Moving into Assisted Living

Moving into an assisted living community is a beneficial decision for many seniors. If you notice common signs that you may need some support with your day-to-day routine, assisted living can help you maintain your independence and enjoy a higher quality of life. Before making the big move, take some time to research and tour different assisted living facilities. Learn about the atmosphere, staff, and amenities offered at different places. It's also important to consider the cost before making your selection. Regardless of where you live, give yourself time to review facilities, both in-person and online, so you can find the perfect fit. If it's time to move into assisted living, you must also decide what to do with the family home. Do you sell it? Rent it out? Give it to a family member? There are pros and cons to every option. Here are some things to consider before moving out of your home. Cashing in by Selling Your Home Before selling your...
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Reaching out to isolated seniors and loved ones during the holidays

Reaching out to isolated seniors and loved ones during the holidays

The COVID-19 pandemic has isolated us from each other more than we ever expected. Many of us have not been able to see our families or friends and we are unsure when we will be able to. During this time, we have become more selfish with our time and energy focusing on our own happiness and trying to get through this time as best as possible. While it’s important for us to stay centered and positive, we can’t forget about our loved ones, whether they live in a nursing home, at home or in a senior living community. You may think they are kept occupied with their own daily lives, but many are struggling with feeling lonely. Unfortunately, they will not be the ones to reach out or tell you what they are feeling. If you want to take the initiative of reaching out to a loved one but don’t want to just say “hi,” there are plenty of ways you...
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Nonprofits are struggling during COVID-19, here are a few you can help now

Nonprofits are struggling during COVID-19, here are a few you can help now

Nonprofit organizations that depend on donations and volunteers have been disrupted due to COVID-19. With an increase in demand for their services and a decrease in donations and means of fundraising, they need our help now more than ever. Many of them have to turn people away due to a lack of volunteers, reduced staff, lack of supplies, and lack of funds. Ahead of the holidays, the demand will only increase which means we need to act fast. Many of these nonprofits may have locations near you and provide essential services like food assistance, emergency shelter, senior care, substance abuse disorder treatments, and much more. Simply Google the organization and see how you can help: Big Brothers Big Sisters – striving to keep kids supported during coronavirus related stress and social distancing Cleveland Clinic Hardship Fund – helps first responders who are on the front lines who need financial assistance Feeding Florida – provides hunger relief throughout all 67 counties with...
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How to enjoy a safe and healthy holiday meal this year

How to enjoy a safe and healthy holiday meal this year

The 2020 holiday season is upon us, but this year there could be an unwelcome guest: COVID-19. It is very likely that you, your families and loved ones are adjusting to this circumstance, while hoping that it will not come again. In the meantime, let’s plan carefully for the safest possible holidays and holiday meals. The unfortunate fact is that seniors are at a much higher-than-average risk if they should become infected with COVID-19. This year, “Healthy Holiday Eating” means paying special attention to the conditions in which meals are served and to the types of gatherings we have. For once, this is more important than calorie counts, nutrition, exercise or rest schedules. This situation poses a real problem for seniors. The thought of missing a holiday meal and the chance to be with family and friends is particularly painful. Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s often provide seniors an opportunity to be with the people who mean the most to them....
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