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November 2012 DEPARTMENTS
Contents Volume 6, Number 7
3 From the Editor
On The Cover
Rick Burgess comes to FBC Panama City. See page12.
ON THE COVER 9
Cool Stuff – Christmas Gift Ideas
Rick Burgess Comes to FBC Panama City
6 Healthy Living • Healthy Ai 7 Bargainomics • November Tips! 7 Family Matters • Marriage MendersAssertiveness is the Best Alternative! 8 Best Books • America…God and Country!
8 Music Notes • “Can’t Get No Higher” Sounds of Thunder
SPECIAL FEATURE 9
9 Potluck • Leftover Turkey Casserole 11 Cool Stuff with a Mighty Message • The Christmas Angel • Unique Puzzles
Next Issue GET FIT!
16 Church Leaders • Senior Pastor Kenric ConwayFamily of God Baptist Church 17 Fall Fun in the South • Deer Run Retreat
18 Faith at Work • Earthen Vessels 18 Mission Makers • Bubba McCants 19 Lifeline • My Refuge and My Fortress
& MUCH MORE!
19 Missional Living • Whose Hands Are You In? 20 Advertising Directory 21 Calendar
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Healthy LIVING Healthy Air! Improve Your Air Quality at Work & Home Toxicity and its damaging effects are virtually unknown to the majority of people. It is now estimated that 80% of jobs are sedentary and the workplace to be one of the most toxic environments. Constant exposure to common workplace and household toxins has been found to cause an assortment of severe health conditions. Weight gain, diabetes, heart disease and other lifestyle-related conditions can be directly correlated to one's workplace. Sitting at a desk eight-to-ten hours a day is only the start of the problem. The workplace environment and indoor air is some of the worst air that we can breathe on a daily basis. Indoor air has been shown to carry 25-100 times more pollutants than outdoor air. While many people spend about 90 per cent of their time indoors, it is important to make sure indoor air is free of allergens and harmful compounds.
Plants purify air One of the best and simplest ways to improve the air quality in your workplace is using houseplants. Plants act as filters because they absorb the toxins through their leaves, especially those with the largest leaves. Some of the top air-improving houseplants are African violets, Christmas cactus, the Feston Rose plant, English ivy and aloe. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has studied the effect of houseplants on indoor air quality and reports plants reduce up to 87% of air toxins. Plants not only filter the air much better than a machine but they also do it much more quietly and without the use of power. Besides the powerful filtering effects, they also bring life into your workplace.
Cleaning do's & don'ts Don't use conventional cleaners. Many ingredients found in conventional cleaners are linked to cancers, hormone disorders, and nervous system problems. Do use natural cleaning products like white vinegar, baking soda, corn starch, lemon juice, olive oil and club soda. White vinegar mixed with equal parts of water is a must-have for killing mold, bacteria, and germs. Baking soda can be used to remove odors and be used in place of toxic cleaners. Salt can be used for scrubbing and removing mildew, and club soda is an effective stain remover for carpets.
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Don't use air fresheners. The perfumes and scents you associate with "fresh air", a clean body, or a germ-free home are often times toxic from chemical use. Do use a couple drops of your favorite essential oil in your homemade cleaner, or wipe your desk with freshsqueezed lemon juice. You can also grind fresh-cut orange or lemon peels and place them in the garbage bin to combat the odors lurking there.
Simple ways to detoxify your bedroom Another location worth considering for toxic effects is the bedroom. Ideal sleep is needed to repair and restore itself from the day's onslaught of stressors, toxins, chemicals, junk food and other adversaries. Do you have scented candles, potpourri, perfumes, or other scented "air fresheners" in your bedroom? Many scented candles, potpourri and perfumes may smell nice, but they put off chemicals that are harmful to your body. Do you have electrical devices with cords including TVs, laptops, clocks, phones and radios in your bedroom? Reduce the number of electrical devices because they generate electric and magnetic fields that could be harmful to your health. Greening of your home and work environments will not only reduce your exposure to toxins but also improve how your body is able to respond to the onslaught of stress. We all have to work but let's take a proactive stance to eliminate known toxins that will prevent disease and restore health. Dr Cory Couillard is an international healthcare speaker and columnist for numerous newspapers, magazines, websites and publications throughout the world. This Healthy Air Special Feature was sponsored by Green Air Technology Phone: 850-769-1700 Toll Free: 866-644-3259 email@example.com
Winter Time Savings Tips
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Break Out The Blankets.
Simple Southwestern Soup.
When you’re sitting still, your body gets cold much easier than when you’re active. Instead of cranking up the thermostat, dress warmly and break out the blankets, throws and snuggies for free extra warmth while watching TV or reading. For super warmth, try an electric blanket, which can sometimes be found for less money than a skimpy electric throw.
Homemade Serving Dishes. Footed serving dishes can be expensive, but they’re nice to have for everyday use plus make very good gifts. I went to Dollar Tree and bought a burnt orange ceramic plate and coordinating bowl and a clear glass plate and candleholder. Using regular Elmer’s glue, I glued the bowl to the burnt orange plate and the candleholder to the clear one. Presto! I made two pretty footed serving dishes for a total cost of $4. Just remember, especially when you’re gluing the clear glass, don’t overdo the glue or it will show through. It only takes a little to hold these firmly together. Know a friend’s dish pattern? Buy a bowl and plate and gift her with a
Assertiveness Is the Best Alternative Most people don’t understand the value of assertiveness in marriage. Some people say they are being assertive when they are simply being angry, controlling, insensitive to their mate, or running over the feelings of their mate. This is not assertiveness. Assertiveness is “speaking your true feelings and thoughts in a kind and polite way”. Some synonyms for “assertive” include “ confident, positive, and bold”. The important factor is the way you express yourself. It takes real love and sensitivity, as well as self-control. Many start out to be assertive, but they end up being angry and abusive. When being assertive, always watch your body language and your facial expressions! In marriage, there are some “not so good” alternatives to being assertive. Anger is a bad alternative. Our culture has made being angry acceptable. We should have been teaching the skill of assertiveness. Anger escalates and can cause great harm to the relationship. Anger is not a good way to express yourself because no one hears what you are saying. Another bad alternative to assertiveness is stuffing your feelings down inside. Most people who do this are trying to avoid an argument and keep the peace. They then feel controlled. The problem with this alternative is your feelings will later come out in some outburst of anger, or you will begin to resent your mate. Holding it in is not the better way because it will eventually have negative consequences. How can you be assertive? Write down these suggestions and review them before you speak. Sit down with your mate. Be non-threatening; don’t be “in
You can make this on your stovetop or in your crock pot. You’ll need: (1) 2 lb. ground beef or turkey, browned; (3) 3 ½ c. chicken broth; (4) 2 c. salsa – hot or mild, according to your preference; (5) 1 tsp. garlic powder; (6) 1 tbsp. cumin; (7) 1 can navy beans, drained; (8) 1 can black beans, drained; (9) 1 can yellow whole kernel corn, drained; and (10) 1 large onion, diced. Cook the onion in with the ground meat; drain and add meat and onion to crock pot or stovetop stockpot. Place remaining ingredients in crock pot or stockpot; mix together. Heat on low until piping hot. Delicious served with Mexican cornbread. Feeds a small army or you can freeze half for a second meal later on. —Judy Woodward Bates is an author, speaker and TV personality. Visit her website: www.Bargainomics.com and her blog at: www.Bargainomics.blogspot.com. You’ll also find Bargainomics on Facebook and Twitter.
their face”. Stay calm, no matter how your mate responds. Remember your objective is to “politely” let your mate know how you feel or what you think, not to force your mate to do anything right now. Thank your mate for listening. Resist the temptation to talk at length about it; that tends to lead to an argument. Show affection for your mate soon after the assertive comments to reassure your mate of your love. Knowing their love language is a reassuring way of helping them know you really love them when you are assertive. Be careful you don’t become assertive so often you become controlling and abusive. Wisely choose what is really important to be assertive about. Finally, if your mate never voices an opinion or a feeling that is different from yours, be aware that your mate may be stuffing it down inside. You could be the “perfect” mate but we doubt those critters exist. Your mate is trying to keep the peace and avoid conflict. Your present comfort will be eventually disrupted by your mate exploding or beginning to resent you. Analyze the type of family your mate came from so you can understand them even more. An assertive mate is not trying to hurt, irritate, or make you angry. Understanding your mate’s family can help you deal with assertiveness or the lack thereof. Encourage your mate to be open and honest with you. Ask your mate to share feelings, desires, and opinions. Don’t react in a critical or angry way when your mate speaks out. That will surely shut your mate down again. What a shame if you never really know how your mate feels. Remember, assertiveness is the better way. —Jerry and Carole Wilkins write Marriage Menders from their personal experiences, having been married and serving together in ministry for many years. They recently retired from full time ministry and are enjoying traveling together in their new RV!
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BEST Books America . . .God and Country Patriotic Poems, Prayers and Prose What Most Americans Think, But Don’t Know How To Say Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman starts off her new book by expressing her feelings about America. “America has its ups and downs, but on its worst day, I had rather live here than anywhere else in the world.” And she can make that statement with some authority having traveled to a dozen countries around the world. Beth Chapman is passionate about patriotism. She loves our flag. “The flag has seen it all and survived it all, therefore, the spirit and freedom which it represents has survived it all. It is the epitome of the sacred symbol we know it to be. “ She loves our soldiers. “If any life has ever been given in vain, it is not that of the soldier, the sailor, the airman, the Guardsman or the Marine. For their cause was a cause higher than their own – God and country and freedom for all. They have paid the price, we have received the reward.” She loves our country and she encourages us to exercise our precious right and privilege of voting. “Democracy is not a spectator sport! Our freedom was not won, nor will it be maintained by those unwilling to become “politically involved.” …Ours is
a system for, by, and of the people. Therefore, it is no stronger or better than the “people.” Let us not forget, we are the people!” Beth loves America and she loves God. Her way of stating the truth with boldness combined with her passionate patriotism makes this book the kind of encouragement Americans need to hear. Her prayers reveal her heart’s desire for God’s blessings on this country, our military, and our influence in the world. Her moving poetry, thought provoking stories, and interesting biographies kept me engaged in her writing and stirred up a renewed patriotism in me. You can purchase Beth Chapman’s book America, God and Country at www.bethchapman.com
Music Notes “Can’t Get No Higher” Sounds of Thunder I met Sunshine and Thunder Ciolkosz at their music store in Panama City Beach when I went there to sell them an ad for Coastal Christian Family Magazine. (See their ad is this issue of CCFM) What I found were two talented, delightful Christian people with incredibly infectious personalities! They are constantly taking their faith and their music to unusual places where people hear about the majesty and love of God through the lyrics in their songs.
I want to encourage you to stop into Beach Music at 7128 Highway 98 on the corner of Thomas Drive and pick up your copy of this CD! It would make a great Christmas present!! Beach Music Superstore www.guitarbrats.yolasite.com 850-234-1919 — Tim Childers
Their five person band, Sounds of Thunder, is lead by Thunder as the front man who not only sings but plays guitar and mandolin. Sunshine leads out in vocals and guitar and lives up to her name in a beautiful way! Other incredibly talented band members are Jason Zimmerman (lead guitar), Sam Rowland (Drums/Percussion), and Dan Helton (bass guitar). The latest music project for Sounds of Thunder is their CD just released on the Tate Music Group label, www.tatemusicgroup.com. “Can’t Get No Higher” is full of spiritual encouragement to pray, seek God, and realize that we serve a big God who has great plans for us! The talent in this band is incredible and is obviously gifted by God Himself!
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Special Feature Fascinating Facts about Thanksgiving According to the National Turkey Federation some 280 million turkeys will give their lives for our Thanksgiving enjoyment! That comes to about 7 billion pounds of turkey meat. The United States will produce 2.4 billion pounds of sweet potatoes and 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins in preparation for fall feasts. About 20% of all the cranberries eaten in the US are consumed on Thanksgiving Day. More than 40 million green bean casseroles are served on Thanksgiving. It’s no wonder that Thanksgiving Dinner makes us all so sleepy. It is a little known fact that Sarah Josepha Hale, the author of Mary Had a Little Lamb, was greatly responsible for the establishment of the Thanksgiving Holiday. She used her influence on US President Abraham Lincoln and in 1863 he declared Thanksgiving a National Holiday. The last Thursday of November was established as the day for celebrating Thanksgiving by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941. In the United States, there are two traditions associated with Thanksgiving that are almost as popular as traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner and gatherings. It’s hard to imagine Thanksgiving weekend without a football game! Thanksgiving football games began with Yale versus Princeton in 1876. The Detroit Lions hosted the Chicago Bears in the first national game played on Thanksgiving Day in 1934. It was broadcast across the nation by NBC Radio. Many in-state college rivalries meet annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to battle it out for a year of bragging rights in their states.
from the zoo to lead through the streets. The popular helium balloons were added in 1927 and they are still a popular fixture in the parades. It was televised first in 1947 and now boasts 44 million viewers. About 50 million people will drive to family celebrations this year and another 4.5 million will travel in planes, trains, or buses. Thanksgiving Day is the busiest travel day of the year. There is certainly great cause for us to celebrate on Thanksgiving. We have been greatly blessed by God.
A Psalm of Thanksgiving Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! 2 Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. 3 Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;[a] We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. 4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. 5 For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100 (NKJV) —Debbie Childers
In 1924 Macy’s Department Store in New York City began the tradition of kicking off the Christmas shopping season with an annual parade by borrowing animals
Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Leftover Turkey Casserole Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk 1 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup finely crushed herb-seasoned dry bread stuffing mix 1 cup cooked, diced turkey meat 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
2. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over low heat. Blend in the flour. Slowly stir in evaporated milk and water, then season with salt, pepper, and onion powder. Stir sauce over low heat for 5 minutes. 3. In a separate saucepan over low heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Blend in the dry stuffing mix. Place the turkey in the prepared baking dish. Pour the sauce over turkey, then sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Spread mashed potatoes over cheese. Top mashed potatoes with the stuffing mixture. 4. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven. — Recipe courtesy of Allrecipes.com
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Mighty Message Christmas Angel Have you ever desired a fun family tradition that is centered around the true meaning of Christmas? Do you aspire to teach your children about the joy of giving to others? The Christmas Angel Storybook Set is a great addition to your family’s Christmas traditions! Creators Lisa and Patrick Dorough searched for a Christmas tradition they could begin with their children. On a long car trip they talked together about their desire to teach their children the true meaning of Christmas and instill in them values that would last a lifetime. When Lisa tells the story she says, “The Christmas Angel literally fell in my lap.” She was making a list of ideas for last minute gifts and she began jotting their ideas for a family Christmas tradition on the list. They truly believe that the idea was God-inspired! According to Lisa, the birth of Jesus is the greatest example of love. “So how can we show the same love to others? Simply by putting others before ourselves. We should help our children focus on giving rather than receiving, for that is the true spirit of Christmas.” Author Jennifer Neugent Thomason is fun-loving and creative…and the perfect choice to tell the story of The Christmas Angel. Her heart’s desire is to use her incredible talents to glorify Christ. Her prayer is that when parents read this story to their children, they will catch a glimpse of God’s amazing love and that it will shower those families with blessings. Illustrator Bruce Andrews is a gifted artist who loved reading to his children, and now his grandchildren. His colorful and vibrant illustration bring The Christmas Angel to life. Together they have created a beautiful book that is part of a Keepsake Tin package that also includes The Christmas Angel and a pouch of golden dust. The Christmas Angel is here to restore the spirit of Christmas. You will find countless ways to teach your child how to serve others and show the love of Jesus during Christmas celebrations. Patrick and Lisa Dorough’s ultimate goal is to glorify Christ in everything they do and to raise their family in the ways of the Lord. Together, Patrick and Lisa hope The Christmas Angel touches your family the way it has theirs the past couple of years. For more information and ways to purchase The Christmas Angel you can
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Christmas Puzzle Spending time with the family is one of the most important investments you will make in your Christmas holidays this year. Why not take the time to put together a Christmas puzzle? The folks at Artifact Puzzles (www.artifactpuzzles.com)have many designs from which to choose, but their puzzle depicting the Nativity is particularly beautiful. Based in Seattle, Artifact Puzzles uses clever designs and vibrant artwork to craft laser-cut wooden jigsaw puzzles that will be treasured for generations. Each puzzle truly becomes a family heirloom that can be passed down from generation to generation. The Christmas Story Puzzle is a 266 piece puzzle is an 11th century telling of the Christmas story from the Bible. The top left panel shows the angel Gabriel coming to tell Mary that she will be having a baby. The middle panel shows Mary and Joseph in the manger. The baby Jesus can be seen above them. The bottom panel shows the three wise men asking King Herod where they can find the king of kings so they can bring the baby gifts and worship him. This 266 piece puzzle is challenging because there are only two different connectors and many false edges. This is folio 18 of Codex Aureus Epternacensis, an illuminated manuscript from the 11th century, created by monks whose exact names have been lost to history. Puzzle is made of 1/4" wood and packaged in wood box. Price: $15-$120, depending on complexity and number of pieces; free shipping on orders over $25. Where to Buy: Available for purchase at www.artifactpuzzles.com or www.amazon.com; only available in the USA. Also available in galleries, gift shops, and specialty stores throughout the country, see http://www.artifactpuzzles.com/content/In_Stores.htm.
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Rick & Bubba
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ick Burgess is coming to Panama City! Best known as a Birmingham, Ala. radio personality in the dynamic radio duo known as Rick and Bubba, Rick Burgess will be speaking at the Wild Game Dinner at First Baptist Church of Panama City on November 15. Both Rick and Bubba (Bill Bussey) grew up in Alabama and were active in athletics at their respective high schools. It was at high school sporting events that they came to know each other. At Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Ala. they became friends while working together at WLJS-FM, the college's radio station. After college, Bill got a job as engineer for WQEN, a radio station in Gadsden, Ala. and recommended Rick for the station's morning show personality. In the late 1980s, Bill was a co-owner of an AM radio station in Jacksonville, Ala. Rick had been working at WHMA radio in Anniston as a DJ. In 1989, Rick was also the host of a Friday night program called "Pigskin Roundup" that recapped high school football games and took live calls from listeners. In 1991 Rick started doing mornings at 97.9FM WVOK Oxford, Alabama. This was the first time for Rick doing mornings...It was called "The Morning Extravaganza" (Monday-Friday from 5A-9A). This is where Rick started doing many of the things now done on the Rick and Bubba Show. Later, Rick moved "The Morning Extravaganza" to Q104 WQEN Gadsden, Alabama. It was at about this time that my family became fans of Rick and Bubba! I was the pastor of a church in Gadsden, Ala. and everyone in town talked about the latest episode of the morning show. They were so approachable and such a part of the community that they seemed “like family” to everybody in town. Our daughter worked at a local donut shop and took them samples. They always thanked her on air. My wife led a retreat that one of their wives attended. They talked about it the following Monday. Friends had them call to wake up their daughter on her birthday to tell her to look outside her window and find her new car. Her reaction was played over and over. Everyone had their favorite parts of the show including my favorite, “Good Old Boy Theatre.” The town loved them. And I knew they would not be “local” favorites for long! I was right. In 1998, the show was renamed "The Rick & Bubba Show," and moved to Birmingham when WQEN began targeting the Birmingham market to attract a wider audience. Their nickname became an instant hit when Rick and Bubba called themselves "The Two Sexiest Fat Men Alive." The show moved to WYSF in early 1999. Two hours of their fourhour program were televised live on the Turner South network until April 28, 2006, which ended when Turner South was sold to Fox Sports in February 2006.
WYSF in Birmingham served as their flagship station until December 2006. In 2007 they became the morning hosts on cross-town station WZZK and joined Cox Radio. Since that time there have been numerous books, television and movie projects, and business ventures for Rick Burgess. A whole language has erupted among listeners of the Rick and Bubba Show and every fan knows what their catch phrases mean. “Monkey Grass” refers to a first time caller to the show. “Green Acres” means that someone is calling from work. “Pig Me” is a request for the score of a ball game. “Shameless Plug” is mentioning a product on the air. A Rick and Bubba hello is called a “shout out.” And “Phone Troll” is a series of 30 second phone calls. To say that Rick Burgess is a popular radio personality would be an understatement. His program is broadcasted all over the world and he is a New York Times best-selling author. However in January, 2008 Rick’s life would change forever when his two year old son Bronner drowned in the family pool. "My heart," said Burgess "was crushed." As a radio personality, Burgess was already bold on his radio show about His faith in Christ. Fans waited to see what his reaction to this horrific event would be. "This was so public," he said, "so raw, that everybody looked and said, 'what’s going to happen?' "I understood that God was in control," he said. "I knew where my son was." “Bronner,” he said, "had stepped into heaven." Burgess has shared that same testimony over and over. At the service for Bronner at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Burgess spoke clearly about his faith, and of how Bronner had been "allowed" to go to heaven, to the care of a greater father, as a way of teaching people about eternity. "At that memorial service," Burgess said, "when I got up and told everybody what the Lord laid on my heart, it was on YouTube and went around the world." At the present time there have been more than 608,000 views to his powerful testimony. Rick is the father of 5 affectionately called the “B” team or the “Killer Bs”; Brandi (Jo Jo), Blake (Boomer), Brooks (Big Love), Brody (Taz), and Bronner (Cornbread) who went to be with the Lord at age two and a half. He is married to Sherri, who is a popular speaker at women’s events. You can keep up to date on Rick Burgess at the show’s website www.rickandbubba.com. For more information about the Wild Game Dinner you can contact First Baptist Church at (850)785-6146. The church is located at 640 Grace Avenue Panama City. Dr. Craig Conner is the Senior Pastor. —Tim Childers
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Senior Pastor Kenric Conway
I stopped into Family of God Baptist Church recently to meet Senior Pastor Kenric R. Conway. I met a pastor with an incredible heart for the things of God and for the people he serves. Pastor Conway was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1955. He attended St Louis public schools and graduated from Soldan High School in 1974. He was blessed with a Football Scholarship and attended Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work, Psychology from Missouri Southern State University, and a Master’s Degree in Theology from the Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee. He is married to the beautiful Evelyn Neal-Conway and they have 5 wonderful sons. Senior Pastor Conway and First Lady Evelyn began their ministry at Family of God Baptist Church in July 2006. Pastor Conway is a “KINGDOM FOCUSED” pastor! “We focus on a growing relationship with God. We are trying to build Christians with deep roots. Kingdom roots bring Kingdom fruit.” Pastor Conway continues, “The Family of God Baptist Church is not a typical American church. What make our church unique is that the whole person is nurtured and equipped for spiritual warfare. It is a Great Church. “
Pastor Conway has a plethora of Clinical, Pastoral and Academic experience. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Baptist College of Florida. Pastor Conway has served in over twenty different countries. In 2003, he was hand-picked to serve as the 1AF Command Chaplain for Operation Noble Eagle, supervising Chaplain Readiness Teams throughout the United States. He is a veteran of Operations Just Cause, Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, Noble Eagle, and numerous other humanitarian missions. In December 2006, he retired as Regional Director of Chaplain Services for five medical centers in Biloxi, Mississippi. Pastor Conway led one of the Veterans Health Care Administration’s strongest nationally recognized pastoral care programs in the country. In 1998, he received the Hands and Heart Award and in 1999 his program was recognized by the Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs, with the National Secretaries Award for Excellence in Chaplaincy. He has co-created and led a state of the art Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome Program and nationally recognized homeless program. For three years, he served as a faculty member teaching and counseling over 300 scholarship athletes at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Previous assignments include Director of Chaplains at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee, and Director of Chaplain Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California. At Family of God Church, discipleship groups target spiritual growth among men, women, teens, singles, couples, young adults and specific affinity groups, such as prayer. Ministerial training is given to those who believe they have been called out by God. An addiction recovery group provides clinical transformation. Each Wednesday, the church sends buses to low income apartment complexes to bring at-risk children of all ages to the church. Once there, they are fed a nourishing home-cooked meal—which many do not get at home—and attend discipleship and Bible study classes.The women are developing a backpack ministry to send food home with 25 children who would otherwise be food deprived. Recently the congregation walked the halls of nearby Oscar Patterson Elementary School. Nearly 70 church members touched the door of every classroom and every piece of equipment on the playground praying for the children and teachers who would journey through the school. Family of God is a family where roots grow deep and fruit is produced in changed lives of all ages. Family of God Baptist Church 901 E Business Highway 98 Panama City, Florida 32401 p(850) 769-4021 f(850) 872-0593 www.fogbc.com —Tim Childers
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Deer Run Retreat: Ministry in Action
The summer camp season at Deer Run Camps & Retreats may be over, but with over 300 customized retreats each year, there are on-going ministry opportunities for churches, ministries, mission teams, schools, community groups, and families throughout the year. Deer Run is a private setting on 100 acres of scenic, wooded property in Thompson Station, Tenn. just three hours north of Birmingham. The vision of Deer Run Camps & Retreats is to create unforgettable, life-changing camp and retreat experiences and to lead individuals into a relationship with Christ or into a more intimate relationship with Him. While summer camp is perhaps the most visible example of how this vision is carried out, programmed weekend retreats focused on strengthening marriages and families plus father-son and mother-daughter relationships are equally important to co-founders David and Liz Gibson and the rest of the Deer Run staff.
Each of the more than 15,000 people who will experience Deer Run in 2012 represents more than a number. The staff provides excellence in guest service, accommodations, meeting spaces, meals, and facilitating. The experience each person has is an opportunity for them to meet God, to hear His voice more clearly, and to experience a deeper heart for serving Him. Every part of Deer Run is focused on providing ministry to those who are on siteâ€” whether they are participating in a Deer Run weekend family event, a church retreat, a leadership meeting, team building, or any of the many recreational opportunities available including the low and high challenge ropes courses, climbing tower, paintball, whiffle ball, lake activities, campfires, and hayrides.
Upcoming events include three Married Couples Weekends (November and February)â€”an intimate setting for a limited number of couples. If a weekend of intentional time of romance, renewal, and refreshment together without interruptions and to-do lists sounds appealing, register online at www.DeerRunRetreat.org/ upcomingevents. Weekend packages include two night lodge accommodations, chocolates, cozy fires, a starlit hayride, speaker sessions, relationshipbuilding activities, and 5 meals including a candlelight dinner and picnic basket lunch. For more information about family events or to schedule and customize a retreat for your group, call April or Amy at 888-794-2918 or visit www.DeerRunRetreat.org. Lodging accommodations for up to 240 persons are available at the upscale Lodge at Deer Run, Lakeview Cabins, and Cedar Point Cabins; and a variety of meeting spaces are available for small to large groups. Deer Run Camps & Retreats is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry and a member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association. For more information about donations (financial or otherwise), sponsorships, how to provide scholarships for children and families in need, and other partnership opportunities, contact Steve Strunk, development director, at 615-305-5617 or SteveStrunk@DeerRunRetreat.org.
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Mission Makers Making a Difference! In every community there are those who truly "walk out their faith" and make a difference through their service to the community. “Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” ~~Martin Luther King, Jr. Bubba McCants is one of those people who is constantly volunteering his time to help and serve others. As a local realtor he is actively involved in helping people find just the right home to meet their needs. He works closely with good friend Don Cooley. Together they are a force in the real estate market here in Bay County. Bubba is connected with several organizations, but his true passion is spending time volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters. One of the founding members of the local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, he has served on the board for the past eight years. He is also actively involved in raising funds. Join Bubba and other supporters at The Boatyard on February 22nd for Corks and Canvasses!
Bubba loves his mother too! They meet every Tuesday evening in her kitchen to bake a dessert. He had been going to the grocery store bakery, purchasing treats for the kids and delivering them to local children’s homes. His Mom suggested that she “help” him bake some homemade Bubba McCants desserts and the rest is history. I personally look forward to the photo that appears every week on Bubba’s Facebook page. He stands proudly next to his mom holding and announcing the name of the dessert of the week. Bubba attends Northstar Church. (www.northstar.cc) A Panama City Beach native, Bubba has lived and worked all over Bay County. A graduate of the University of West Florida he returned to his home town to establish life and career. With a passion for challenge he carried his education and enthusiasm to the world of real estate where he is an agent with Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. (www.donandbubba.com) Special note: Do you know someone in the Bay County area who “makes a difference” in the community through serving others? We would like to know about them. We might even feature them in Coastal Christian Family Magazine. If you would like to nominate someone please email me at email@example.com. Please give us as much information as possible, including contact information and photo. Write “Mission Makers” in the subject line. —Tim Childers
@ Work Earthen Vessels
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. II Corinthians 4:7-11 It is amazing to me that God chose to put the treasure of Jesus Christ in such frail vessels as human beings.
God, the Potter, molds and shapes me into a vessel of His choosing. I may be marred and chipped by sin and suffering, but a thirsty world doesn’t really care about the container. They only want the refreshing water inside, and through me flows a river of Living Water. We have this treasure of Jesus in jars of clay, earthen vessels, so that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. When we allow Jesus, Who lives within us, to do His work through us, God will receive the glory.
Jesus began His earthly ministry by transforming the contents of an earthen vessel at a wedding in Canaan. Water that no one wanted was transformed into wine that satisfied the entire crowd.
As vessels, we may be hard pressed on every side, yet we will never be crushed. We may become perplexed in life, but there is no reason for us to despair. We may be persecuted, but we’ll never be forsaken. We may be struck down, but we’ll never be destroyed.
It struck me that Christ’s first miracle was a foreshadowing picture of His continuing work in the world. Transforming the contents of earthen vessels is what Jesus does best.
We, the chosen vessels of God, always carry in our bodies, the Lord Jesus Christ so that His life may be manifested in us, through us, around us for us, and as us.
I am such an earthen vessel. I am created by God, in the image of Christ, shaped to contain the very life of Christ. I have been transformed and filled with Jesus, who is Living Water.
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How awesome is that? —Debbie Childers is a writer, speaker, and co-founder of The Reality Group. You can read more at www.therealitygroup.org
missionalliving Whose Hands Are You In?
Do You Trust Him? Psalm 91:2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." NKJV On November 31, 1974 I asked Debbie to take my hand in marriage. Fortunately she loved me enough to look past all of my faults and say YES. I will never forget the sight of her walking arm in arm with her father down the aisle of Valley View Baptist Church on the evening of our wedding. It was August 15, 1975 and I had never seen her look so beautiful! Thoughts of her being “my wife” were rolling around in my head. MY wife...She would be mine. She would not be anyone else’s wife; she would be MY wife! WOW! Moses forcefully makes the statement that the Lord would belong to him as his God. “My God,” he said. Moses knew the importance of identifying the Lord God as “his.” He had called on “his” God as he led the Israelites toward the Promised Land. Moses called on “his” God when he was facing the Red Sea on one side and a sea of Pharaoh’s soldiers on the other. Moses raised his rod and told everyone who could hear his voice, “The Lord will fight for you…” (Exodus 14:14) Moses made his choice. You must make yours too! Debbie has proven herself to me through the years of our marriage. We have been through tremendous struggles AND many happy times together. I trust her. I would trust her with my life. No second thoughts. I trust her. Oh that you and I could get to the place in our lives where we could trust God the same way – for our lives; no second thoughts, not a single question – just trust. Wise Solomon said: 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him; And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV The God of the universe extends His hand to you as a LIFELINE today! Do you trust Him? —Tim Childers
I am a horrible golfer. The few times I have attempted to play, I have ended up spending most of my time in the sand. Ironic. A Middle Eastern guy hanging out in the sand traps. If you put a five iron in my hand (I’m using the lingo, but I really don’t know what a five iron is), whether it’s a $300 model from the pro shop or a $20 one from Target, it really won’t make a difference. But take that same golf club and put it in Tiger Woods’ hands, and immediately it has great value. Such is true with our eternal position. Paul teaches us that we are dead in our transgressions and sins (Ephesians 2:1). Life is all about whose hands we are in. The golf club in my hand – worthless. The same club in Tiger’s hands – worth a lot. A basketball in my hands – worthless. A basketball in Jeremy Lin’s hands – worth a lot. My life in the grip of sin – worthless. My life surrendered in the hands of God – worthy! As unbelievers, sin owns us – we’re in it, but that sin also takes up residence in all of us. The Bible tells us that we’re born in sin. We inherited this sinful nature from Adam. It is our disposition. Our old self. The Bible teaches us that through Adam, the original man, sin and death entered the world. Romans 5:12 reads, “Therefore…sin entered into the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned.” Basically that verse is telling us that we are a part of Adam’s lineage and that Adam represents mankind in its sinful nature. To be in Adam (Adamic) is to say that we have inherited his spiritually sinful DNA. That might sound like really bad news, but Romans 5:19 states, “For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.” Just as we are guilty when we are in Adam, we are pardoned when we are in Christ. Once again, life is all about whose hands we are in. You and I were born with Adam’s spiritual genes. Sin is in our blood. It’s our inheritance. There is nothing we can do about it. We are broken from birth and desperately in need of salvation. If you’re wondering why God set it up this way, author Brennan Manning explains God’s intent, “To be alive is to be broken. To be broken is to stand in need of grace.” Our hopeless nature highlights our desperation for a savior. It’s all about grace. — David Nasser Author, speaker, lead pastor @ Christ City Church www.davidnasser.com, www.christcitychurch.org
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NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2012 Calendar Nov. 23, Dec. 1, 14, 21 Winterfest Trolley Tours- Trolleys act as theaters taking passengers to a series of interactive performances in historic downtown. (850) 435-0914, www.pensacolawinterfest.org November 23 Elf Parade- Kids dress up and parade five blocks from the T.T. Wentworth, Jr., Florida State Museum to the Saenger Theatre, caroling along the way.(850) 4345371, www.downtownpensacola.com November 24 Winterfest- 4:00 - 7:00PM Craft vendors, food vendors, chili cook-off, live band, inflatable kids activities, big-screen and a great spot to watch the Boat Parade of Lights. Panama City Marina 850-785-2554
November 16 Gallery Night- Jump start the holiday season with an evening of arts and culture in the downtown art galleries, open 5-9 p.m. (850) 434-5371, www.downtownpensacola.com November 16-17 Festival of the Trees- 2-9 p.m. Santa Rosa Kids' House, 5643 Stewart Street, Milton November 17 8th Annual Christmas At The Fair9:00AM - 4:00PM This event is benefitting the Panama City Rescue Mission. Contact Amanda Bawn, firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: Bay County Fair Grounds November 17 5th Annual Grills Gone Wild- Swine Tasting” is from 6:00 to 10:00PM. $10.00 per person. All money raised will go to local charities! www.grillsgonewildpcb.com Gulf Coast State College November 20-January 1, 2013 Silver Sands Premium Outlets Holiday Lights in Concertwww.premiumoutlets.com/silversands Sunday, November 20-January 1 from 5pm-9pm nightly
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2011 Cost Comparison Chart Procedure/Condition
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Gulf Coast Medical Center’s Charge (lowest-highest)
Arthroscopy (Level 1)
$9,745 - $15,574
$13,957 - $20,527
Asthma Ages 2-17 Years
$3,471 - $5,971
$8,019 - $15,690
$11,189 - $25,228
$20,451 - $45,5220
$19,236 - $28,757
$45,092 - $68,979
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$27,817 - $38,186
$5,595 - $12.346
$22,497 - $35,236
$4,436 - $5,604
$11,146 - $20,358
$8,867 - $12,525
$25,548 - $34,279
$4,590 - $7,289
$13,156 - $17,647
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$15,845 - $31,191
$55,458 - $86,949
Hernia Repair (Level 1)
$7,633 - $9,613
$16,154 - $28,089
High Blood Pressure
$7,311 - $14,978
$16,564 - $33,745
$31,205 - $39,103
$80,165 - $100,758
$12,512 - $25,448
$31,000 - $63,777
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$4,807 - $8,167
$10,560 - $21,860
$15,882 - $35,814
$30,284 - $69,483
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