Grace Notes: Fish Out Of Water

There I was, feeling a bit like a fish out of water—an English-only Southern Baptist at a Hispanic Catholic funeral. Everyone around me was kneeling...

Local Organization Helps Cancer Patients Find Strength And Courage

It is often said that courage is not having the strength to go on, it is going on when you have not strength. Ruth...

Live Like You Mean It: Love, Gratitude, Belief & Action

Dear friends, let’s love each other, because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and knows God. The person...

Grace Notes: Christmas In Modern-Day Bethlehem

By Debora Coty My vision of an ideal Christmas is a holy day, full of wonder, sparkling with heavenly light, topped by a velvety silent...

Local Cancer Survivors Gain Confidence And Help Others

Five years ago Adriana Pabon had an idea that is saving lives. Pabon, a breast cancer survivor, created The Affirmations Project which not only...

Andrew’s Aluminum Shows Anyone Can Make A Difference

It can be extremely difficult for adults living with special needs to find employment, but 20-year-old Andrew Spruill has found a creative way to...

Couple Gets Engaged At ‘Senior’ Prom

On June 22, the lives of Jaime Rodriguez, age 78, and Luz Rivera, age 69, changed forever when Rodriguez popped the question at the...

Resident Celebrates 102 Years And Stays Active With Knitting, Word Search...

Stella Bumble recently achieved a milestone few people reach. The Seffner resident, who was born in Southhampton, New York in 1916 celebrated her 102nd...

Newsome Junior Brings Music To The Bridges Residents For Gold Project

By Janet Noah Newsome High School Junior, Kristin Reagin, goes for the gold with her recent project, ‘Medicine for the Soul.’ Open only to girls...

Local Elementary Student And Grandpa Publish Adventure Book

Writing and publishing a book is no easy feat, but local seven-year-old Christian Patrick is no ordinary first grader. Along with his grandfather, Patrick...