Christian Voice Monthly

Live Like You Mean It – “Peace in Surrender”

By Derek Maul A couple of days ago I used the phrase, “Surrender to God is not about giving up, but about giving over.” Here’s the exact quote from my blog ( “Giving it back to God turns out to be a useful plan for life in general. And I’m talking about surrender rather than […]

Ask Dr. Reba – Let It Go

By Reba Haley Unfortunately, our society perpetuates instant everything. Instant grits, coffee, hair weave, fingernails, weight loss and almost everything is built on instant gratification. However, present instant gratification could result in pleasure for a moment and misery for a lifetime. If we desire healthy marriages, families and children, someone must change. The majority of […]

Seffner Resident Presents Unique Look at the Bible

By Andria Barrios An insightful take on the most popular book in history has just been released. Richard Mull, a Seffner resident, has spent the last four years studying and highlighting all the ways God speaks to us through His Word. As a result, the God Speaks study Bible was published. “It highlights every person […]

Kingdom Christian Ministries Kick-Starts New Church

By Libby Hopkins Kingdom Christian Ministries of Lithia (KCM) is a new church that has joined the Brandon community. At KCM, the central focus of its teaching is on the finished work of Christ. “We believe that God’s value for and love of humanity moved him to redeem us and restore us back to him,” […]

Helping Hands Dollar Thrift Store Holds Nothing Back

By Kayla Hayes Upon appearance, Helping Hands Thrift Store in Plant City looks similar to any other thrift store. It has racks of used clothing, children’s toys, household supplies – a little bit of everything. But, Helping Hands is far from the average thrift store. Everything from expensive, brand-name clothing to unused prom dresses are […]

Faith & Finance “Grace Giving…No Regrets”

By Ray Lynch How did you react when the housing market recently faltered and your 401K account took a hit? Did you feel less rich? Americans tend to value themselves based on how much “stuff” they’ve accumulated. Their house size and location, the vehicle they drive, and the size of their 401K determine their worth. […]

“The Voice” Season 4 Contestant Has Local Ties To Joy FM Radio

By Kelly Legg Luke Edgemon from “The Voice” is one of top contestants in Season 4 of the NBC reality singing competition series. Originally hailing from Lakeland, Edgemond is the grandson on Jim Campbell, CEO of Christian Radio Station Joy FM 94.1. The 24-year-old singer was originally on Shakira’s team, however, ended up on Blake […]

Adventures In Home-schooling “Good Clean Fun By the Minute”

By Nicole Mion Most homeschooling families look for quality, wholesome entertainment that is relatively inexpensive when summer rolls around. Here are some suggestions that my family has enjoyed over the years. If you have one minute: Expand the whole family’s vocabulary with’s Word of the Day ( If you have two minutes: Get your […]

Men’s Ministry Seeks Transportation Donations

By Michelle Colesanti Responsible Apostolic Men (R.A.M.) is a ministry of men at Calvary Tabernacle Church. This ministry adheres to the Biblical principles of James 1:27, “Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: To care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” According to […]

Coaching Corner: The Value Of Finding Your Purpose

By Sandy Lee What would happen if you used a rake when you have a hole to dig instead of a shovel? Well, you would be worn out and extremely unproductive and the job you needed to get done will take much longer. What would be the outcome? You’d be ineffective and get tired. You […]