Christian Voice Monthly

Live Like You Mean It: Renewing Our Commitment To The Light

Live Like You Mean It: Renewing Our Commitment To The Light

  By Derek  Maul “For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light— for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.” – Ephesians 5:8-10 A couple of […]

Local Author Publishes Inspiring Devotional

Local Author Publishes Inspiring Devotional

  By Andria Barrios Fifteen years ago, a local broker and photographer began writing in a prayer journal. Today, his second Christian devotional is about to be published. What began as simply an inspirational hobby has now become a positive outreach and successful writing career. “I felt God told me to write a daily devotional. […]

Get To Know Your Saints: St. Augustine

Get To Know Your Saints: St. Augustine

  By Kelly Legg A canonized saint honored as special protector is known as a patron saint. A patron saint may also be a benefactor of persons in a certain occupation or a guardian of those who bear the saint’s name. A patron saint may be invoked to intercede with God for help in a […]

Grace Notes: Sitting Geese

  By Deborah Coty While traveling to a wedding in Alabama, we stayed at a motel on the fading border between urban and rural. Next to our motel was a gigantic firearms store, Gander Mountain. Now, I’m not a hunter; I’m a weeping heart who would rather not think about where my steak comes from. […]

Alternative Gift Market Helps Local, World Organizations

Alternative Gift Market Helps Local, World Organizations

  By Dawn Trattner On Wednesday, November 19, animals will take over First Presbyterian Church of Brandon. An alternative gift market will provide an opportunity to “purchase” Heifer animals like pigs, chickens, fish and goats or agricultural items such as bio-gas stoves, trees or clean water as alternatives to commercial holiday gifts. The “animals” and […]

Faith & Finance: Driving Blind

Faith & Finance: Driving Blind

  By Ray Lynch “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” Proverbs 27:1 Three times in my life I have been in life threatening situations, but survived. One of those times was in 1964 when I was driving on a 55 mph highway near my hometown. […]

Living Proof Live Featuring Beth Moore Coming To USF Sun Dome In June

Living Proof Live Featuring Beth Moore Coming To USF Sun Dome In June

  Staff Report Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore is coming to the USF Sun Dome June 12-13, 2015 as part of Living Proof Live. Registration for this event is now open. To register, visit www.Sun Dome Arena.com. Living Proof Live, sponsored by Nashville-based publishing company LifeWay Christian Resources, will feature Moore’s dynamic storytelling […]

New Life Village Offers Second Chance For Children In Foster Care

New Life Village Offers Second Chance For Children In Foster Care

  By Libby Hopkins There is an African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” This statement is the foundation that created New Life Village in Tampa. The mission of the organization is to provide homes for children in foster care. Homes where they are wanted, and that will provide them […]

Kidz Korner

Kidz Korner

  By Kelly Legg This month’s lesson is about the Lord’s Prayer! Communication is important in all our relationships, so it should be no surprise that prayer is one of the most important parts of our relationship with God.  You’d think talking to God would be harder or more complicated than it is, but God […]

Harvest Bible Chapel Planting At Bloomingdale High School

Harvest Bible Chapel Planting At Bloomingdale High School

  By Breanna Morales Harvest Bible Chapel will launch at Bloomingdale High School’s auditorium on Sunday, November 9.  Service starts at 10 a.m. and will run about an hour to an hour and a half. The church has a “really engaging, energized children’s ministry for kids to come into,” said Senior Pastor Christian McNeilly. McNeilly […]