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Valentine’s Day—One of America’s Most Popular Days
There’s no doubt that Valentine’s Day is one of America’s most popular days. More than 62% of Americans celebrate by sending greeting cards, flowers, candy, jewelry, or by enjoying a romantic dinner. But the origin of Valentine’s Day is surprising. For example, the roots behind Valentine’s Day go all the way back to an ancient Roman fraternity fest held in mid-February called Lupercalia. Later, the Christian church chose midFebruary for Saint Valentine’s Day in order to Christianize the celebration, but who was St. Valentine? Not much was known about the holiday’s namesake. First of all, there was more than one such Christian priest. One thought it was unjust and defied the Emperor and continued to marry young lovers in secret. Emperor Claudius II banned marriage for young
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Hope Children’s Home Rescuing the Next Generation
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Love Yourself for Valentine’s
9:30am-4:15pm – Academic classes. - Lunch is served at the school. 4:15-5:00pm – Help classes, study hall for homework and detentions (as needed). - Children who have completed all homework, don’t need help, and don’t have to serve a detention have free time to play I am often asked how we manage to care 5:00-5:30pm – Free time for so many children and maintain a sem5:30pm – Dinner is served in each dorm/ blance of order here at Hope Children’s cottage. Dinner is prepared by our cooks Home. My answer: Organization and a and delivered to the dorms/cottages. consistent schedule. Here is what a child’s day looks like here at Hope: 7:00am – wake up, make bed, pick-up room. 7:30-7:50am – “God and I Time” – Individual Devotions 7:50-8:00am – Put devotional materials away and prepare for breakfast 8:00-8:25am – Breakfast. Breakfast is prepared by our cooks and delivered to dorms/cottages. 6:00pm – Dinner is over. Children with kitchen/dining room duties complete those duties while other children have free time surrounding areas are kept clean and in to play, study, or do homework not comgood repair. pleted at school. 8:50-9:10am – Put on uniform, brush hair 7:00pm – Showers start for youngest children. and teeth, report to living room. 8:00pm – Youngest children go to bed 9:10-9:20am – Walk to school. and older children have family devotions 9:20-9:30am – Homeroom at school— with a staff member. pledges, announcements, and prayer. 8:30-10:00pm – Children go to bed by age (every 30 minutes a new group goes to bed). And it all starts over again at 7:00am the next morning. schedule work is donated to us. We receive no state or federal funds. If you’d like to help us care for the children, you can make a donation or see our needs lists on our website at www.hopechildrenshome.org.
Samantha Taylor Pure Health Studios That may seem like an odd statement, however, I think that is the art that so many people have lost, especially women. Women usually take care of everyone else but themselves: their kids, spouse, parents, or career. will take care of themselves. But the problem with this way of living is that if you are
things you are doing. Since my personal training studio has helped over 3,000 women lose weight, I tend to hear the same things over and over again: “I am so tired that I don’t even have the energy to play with my kids at night, let alone really spend time with my husband,” or “I can’t imagine what I could actually accomplish if I wasn’t always thinking about my weight or what I am going to wear,”
being asked, “What is the most important commandment in the Bible?” is that He answered, “To love God with all your heart, soul, and mind and to love your neighbor as yourself.”* Interesting. How can you love your neighbor as yourself if you don’t even love YOU? your health and mental well-being. It’s called responsibility for your body. Guess what? The body you have right now is the only body you get until the day you die, so why not start loving it and taking care of it NOW? If you don’t, your body will quickly start to fall apart and you will wonder “how did I get here?” I am being direct because sometimes that is what we need to break through all of our excuses of why we aren’t doing something entine ’s Day, do something nice for yourself like get a massage, take a hot bath, or get a facial. And I encourage you with this new year to really start to take care of the body God has given you and hire a personal trainer to help you (and husbands, it’s okay to get this as a gift for your wife). Not a program that is going to put you on drugs or crazy diets so you can’t maintain it once you go off of them, but a place that helps you to
hate feeling this way!” The challenge is that so many women don’t know how to take some time for them. Yes, all your other responsibilities around women like yourself. are very important, but if you don’t also If a place like mine sounds good to you, take care of you, you WILL regret it. You visit my website to get some delicious recipes. I want you to see how easy it really can pounds overweight or in a size 16 or sitting be to get results when you make that decision at the doctor being told you have diabetes or heart disease. And the scary thing about www.PureHealthStudios.com/getrecipes have it is usually sudden death!
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Women-N-Charge Charge on Friday, February 7th from 11:30am-1pm at Pebble Creek Country Club (10550 Regents Park Dr., Tampa, 33647). The meeting includes lunch, a feature speaker, and time to network. We share our talents, build relationships, and share our resources with other women in business. The cost is $15 for members
(Tuesday before the meeting) and $18 for all guests (and members paying Wednesday and after). Please register online at www.women-n-charge.com. at 813-600-9848 or email@example.com. This meeting features guest speaker Alishia Willardson, creator of The Money Making Success Formula.
Women-N-Charge Grant Program Are you a woman in business that could use $1,000? Women-N-Charge, whose mission, in part, is to support and assist professional women in managing their businesses more effectively, is offering two $1,000 grants this spring. The Business Advancement Grant is for business-related equipment or services and the Career Advance-
ment Grant is for continuing education. Learn more about the grant opportunities at www.women-n-charge.com/grants. Applications are available online and will be President of Women-n-Charge, for more information at 813-600-9848 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newcomers of Northwest Hillsborough The Newcomers of Northwest Hillsborough will meet at 11am on February 20,
ent. Attendees are asked to bring a photo of your wedding day for the bridal display table. Reservations should be made by Thursday, February 13, 2014. Pkwy., Oldsmar, FL. Leigh Ann Brown, a Call Madeline at 813-818-0599. The Newlifelong collector of vintage and antique comers of Northwest Hillsborough invites clothing, will display 25+ wedding gowns women who would like to form new friendon dress forms. Her program will focus on ships and get to know the area better to the ever-evolving history of the modern American woman from 1890 to the pres- www.newcomersnwhillsborough.com.
“Gala of the Royal Horses” Rene Gasser, creator and producer for “Gala of The Royal Horses” will be bringing his world-renowned equestrian tour to North America beginning February of 2014, including a show at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 3:00pm. Tickets go on sale starting Monday, February 3 at 10:00am at the McDonald’s® rum, Ticketmaster outlets, and at Ticket-
master.com. To order tickets by phone, call 800-745-3000. Ticket prices are $25.00 and $35.00. There are a limited number of VIP tickets available for $55.00. Prices do not include facility fee or service charges. For dinner reservations at the newly-renovated Firestick Grill on the day of the event, please visit tampabaytimesforum.com or call 813-301-6926 for more information. Advanced parking passes are available at
Omnicycle Donated by Operation Helping Hand tive Council and President of the Tampa tion of America (MOAA); Colonel Mike Director of the Florida Department of Vet-
At the ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Omnicycle donated by Operation Helping Hand are, from left to right, Marlies Sarrett, Administrator of the Baldomero Lopez State Veterans’ Nursing Home; Lieutenant
Navy, Retired, Founder and Chairman of Operation Helping Hand and immediate Past President of Tampa MOAA; Steve Murray, Communications Director, Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs and seated, BLSVNH resident, Robert Williams.
“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” — Ephesians 5:1-2
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Daughters of the Nile Queen Visits Hospitals
Captain Ric’s Fish Tales
the Supreme Queen Margaret donated a book on Texas, a cookbook, and presented
Reel Simple Fishing Adventures
dinary group of women make up the Daughters of the Nile, women who are caring and compassionate and who are committed to the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children®. Year after year, the Daughters of the Nile give of their time and talents to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children® with their many gifts This year the Daughters of the Nile are celebrating 100 years of supporting Shri- tals could not survive without their compassionate care. They truly do bring Love contribution to Shriners Hospitals for Chil- to the Rescue to the lives of our patients, dren® in 1924, members of Daughters of the their families, and our staff. Nile have given over $50 million for the care and support of children in our hospitals. ters of the Nile Supreme Queen Margaret Ann Risk and local Daughters of the Nile ladies visited Shriners Hospitals for Children® Tampa as part of her “Love for the Children” tour. The ladies were greeted by young patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children® Tampa, all wearing tiaras for the Supreme Queen’s arrival. During her visit,
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.” — 1 John 3:16
Pat Harmon and his grandson Ethan with a bon-
I hope everyone had a great holiday season and is ready for a great 2014. This is ally come with hero or zero results. March through December are more stable months, cult. That is not to say that we don’t catch
time of year is the weather fronts that move down from the north that can result in drastic changes in water temperature and also drive the barometer up. This is the time of year that you can tell who the die-hards of It sounds as if I’m trying to paint a nega-
terms. It’s easier to hit a good shot when the conditions are in your favor. The thing about this time of year that’s great is that ier to target than in the warmer months. Sheephead, cobia, and bonnethead sharks are the species I am talking about. Both of these can be caught here year round, but these are good targets for this time of year. Sheephead spawn this time of year, so we get the big breeders moving in. This is not the same species as the sheephead up north. Our sheephead are actually very while hooked. We have caught a few cobia this week but have not gotten a keeper yet. Look for the bonnetheads in shallow water, especially on the days that offer plenty of sunshine. These are awesome to catch when using
caught in the past month have been under the slot size. The trout bite has been pretty good in certain areas of the bay while it has been terrible in others. There are a few areas that seem to always have bigger trout this time of year. The best thing to keep in mind as an an-
time of year, but that’s not the intention. The do everything at a slower pace than when the water temps are warmer. Fish will move point is that if you go out and have a chal- slower in colder water. Maybe this will lenging day on the water, don’t beat yourself help and be useful information. Until next up. If you count my childhood, I have been time, good luck and be safe on the water. - Remember, don’t let your kid be the one lieve I have a pretty good feel for it, and one thing is for sure, it can be a struggle. I’m not ter information, you can call (813) 601-2900, the guy that’s going to tell you its all peaches email CaptainRic@msn.com, or visit online at www.ReelSimpleFishing.com.
Save the Date for MegaCon 2014!! Anne Childers, Staff Writer Mark your calendars and get ready for awesome annual event is returning to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, March 21-23, 2014. packed schedule of stars and special guest. proved MegaCon hotel and receive the best rates available, plus be automatically entered to win a free night’s stay. The Doubletree International at SeaWorld is this year’s host hotel. Shuttles to the convention center will be available from the Doubletree. See this year’s scheduled lineup for photo and autograph packages and
opportunities with Ron Perlman, Wil Wheaton, Karl Urban and comic book rowman from Tourchwood and Walking Dead cast members David Morrissey, Steand Sonequa Martin-Green. Special events this year include a musiGhost of The Robot Band, plus panel events to be announced. Check the MegaCon site at www.MegaConvention.com for updates on guests and activities. For tickets and exhibitor information, email email@example.com or call 386-364-1826.
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Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Bill and Lori Gieseking were named Chairs for the May 9, 2014 fundraiser. Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful has announced that its 23rd Annual Tropical Nights fundrais-
ing event will take place on May 9, 2014, from 7 to 11pm at the Tampa Port Authority, Cruise Terminal #3 in the Channelside District.
Singing Valentines One of our residents, Al Kelly, will be spending Friday, February 14, delivering Singing Valentines with other members of the Tampa Heralds of Harmony barbershop chorus. His barbershop quartet will show up in tuxedos, unannounced, at the sweetheart’s workplace or home and sing two love songs in the barbershop style. The
sweetheart will receive a personalized Valentine’s Day card with a custom message from her cupid and a designer Valentine If you are looking for the most memorable way to say “I love you” on Valentine’s Day, call 813-228-7730 or visit online at www.heraldsofharmony.org.
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GFWC & Little Women Team Up
(L to R) Jenna Doyle, Brianna Hevel, Little Women Pres., Ciel Birkett Woman’s Club Chair, Emily Aquila, Little Women VP & Donna Losch, Club Co-Chair.
Recently, GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club and the Little Women of
Lutz members collaborated to form a fundraising team to benefit Relay for Life. This event was chaired by Woman’s Club Ciel Birkett and was another example of the ladies in this service organization sponsoring, supporting, and mentoring their teenage club. The Little Women, like the Woman’s Club, is part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the oldest and largest women’s international volunteer organization. For more information on either club, please visit the website online today at www.gfwclutzlandolakeswomansclub.org.
GFWC Honors Husbands GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club at their recent luncheon honored the hard-working husbands who unfailingly step up to help the ladies throughout the year with their various community activities and projects. These outstanding men provide much-needed muscle and manpower, not only for their wives but for their community. Many of the husbands were unable to attend this function but are very much appreciated nonetheless. For more information on this very active, non-denominational service organization, please visit www.gfwclutzlandolakeswomansclub.org.
(L to R) Club Members’ Husbands Dale Wilson, Tom Benton, Rosie Heim, former Club President, Joe Serio & Fred Molis
GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club The GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club will meet at the Lutz Community Center for crafts, coffee, and fellowship on Thurs., February 13, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. New members are most welcome and member-
ship applications are accepted. For more information on this service organization which works so hard to improve our community, please visit us online at www.gfwclutzlandolakeswomansclub.org.
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GFWC Annual Fashion Show The GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club will meet at the Lutz Community Center on Thurs., February 27, 2014. Members will enjoy coffee and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. followed by a business meeting and their Annual Zany Fashion Show with ‘haute couture’ pulled from their upcoming March
Flea Market donations. This is always a riotous affair highlighting both beautiful and even some crazy outfits. Come join in the fun and see what this hard-working volunteer group is all about. For more information, please visit online www.gfwclutzlandolakeswomansclub.org.
Lutz Volunteer Fire Dept. Scholarship The Lutz Volunteer Fire Department has honored the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club, Inc. by selecting it to serve as administrator and guardian of its newly established “Lutz Volunteer Memorial Fireman’s Scholarship Fund.” Since Hillsborough County mandated that the six remaining area volunteer firehouses be decommissioned and replaced by professional firefighters (effective Jan. 1, 2013) our long-serving Lutz firehouse had no alternative but to disband and liquidate all its assets. After long and careful consideration, the Lutz Volunteer F.D. board of directors under the direction of board president Jay Muffly and director Gordon T. Brown, felt that after more than 60 years of distinguished service to the Lutz community and in the early years much of North Tampa, the best legacy they could leave to the Lutz community would be an endowed scholarship fund. Hopefully, this endowment will be funded for at least the next 25 years or longer, depending upon the investment market. A minimum of two annual scholarships of at least $2,500 each will be awarded to Lutz residents. The scholarship criteria simply requires that two recipients be selected annually by the long-established Woman’s Club scholarship committee chaired by Barbara Nicholson, that they be residents of Lutz and attend (or will enroll in) a fully accredited university or college.
The scholarships are restricted to Lutz residents due to the fact that the funds in the endowment fund are monies which were donated annually by Lutz residents and Lutz businesses to help support their own local volunteer fire department. The endowment fund will be in the approximate amount of $266,000 as of this time, but individuals and/or businesses may continue to donate to this scholarship fund and allow it to continue not only for the next two and a half decades, but ad infinitum as a testament to the brave men and women who volunteered hundreds and thousands of hours to fire response and EMT service to our Lutz community from its inception in 1952 through its recent closing. The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club, Inc., which has through the years closely collaborated with and supported the Lutz Volunteer Fire Department, considers it a great honor and privilege to carry out the wishes of the former F.D. and to act as guardians and administrators of this fund. What better means could the F.D. possibly choose to have the greatest, most long-lasting and positive effect on the Lutz community than to fund a decades-long scholarship endowment for the residents of Lutz. The first two recipients chosen to receive the two annual scholarships for 2013 are Mary Canton and Dylan Waddle, who attend the University of Central Florida and Pasco-Hernando Community College, respectively.
The Green Hop at Heritage Isles Golf Club (as in putting green), and Hop (as in hops in beer) is genius and represents the quality of fine craft beer, food, and spirits that are now offered at the bar and in the restauRick Bradshaw rant. The Green Hop Restaurant manager PGA Professional/GM Tessa Walter is proud to say that “We’re here to serve fresh food, craft beer, and fan& Food Enthusiast tastic cocktails in a fun environment.” Years ago, many golfers referred to the As the golf general manager and PGA fringe or apron around the putting green Professional, I know great things are on the as frog hair. It’s still a term used by many horizon for the Heritage Isles food and bevolder golf professionals including me, so I erage business, because the food is unbemay be dating myself a little. lievably good tasting, and the look and feel The greens at Heritage Isles are bright of the restaurant—as well as presentation green, rolling great, and in great shape of the entrees—are as good as any golf club this 2014 winter season, and so is our I have eaten at. Please do yourself a favor newly added Bar, Grill, and Restaurant— and have one of my favorite entrees at The The Green Hop (www.thegreenhop.com), Green Hop at Heritage Isles. You will not owned and operated by Chef Kevin Lacas- be disappointed. sin. We are so proud of our newly-formed relationship with Kevin, who has outstandRick Bradshaw ing credentials as well as a superior track Award-Winning PGA Teaching Professional record in the food and beverage industry. Dent/Bradshaw Golf School Kevin wears many hats: food and bevHeritage Isles Golf & Country Club erage entrepreneur, first-class chef, and www.tourexperience.com owner of Good Food Catering Company, 813-220-8099 (wwwgoodfoodtampa.com.) Kevin’s accomplishments in this industry include being chosen as one of four official catering companies for the 2012 Republican National Convention. The reason being the quality of food Kevin serves! The menu here at Heritage Isles Golf Club has acquired an upscale facelift, and my personal favorite entrees include “Charleston Style” shrimp and grits, the half-pound bacon cheeseburger, and the grilled steak sandwich. All of them make my mouth water as I write this article! Kevin has a unique talent in the food and beverage industry and is a proven success story in his endeavors. The name The Green
Comedy at River of Life Church Enjoy a sweet treat of clean comedy featuring Scott Davis, with great music and some yummy dessert at River of Life Church on Friday, Feb. 7th at 7pm. River of Life is located at 410 E. Chapman Rd., Lutz, FL. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more info and to purchase tickets visit www.roltampa.org.
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Move Over, Lutz Little League On January 1, 2014, a new era begins. Lutz Little League will change to “Lutz Baseball” and re-charter as Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth to join six other Tampa area Little Leagues in recent months to do so. The impact of travel-teams taking players, Little League’s inflexibility, old-fashioned rules, and constricted boundaries are common themes throughout and responsible for changing the landscape as we know it. “The advantage of Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth is broader league boundaries, playing the “real” rules of baseball, and most importantly, the teaching of advanced skills which will enable greater player growth.
From Tee Ball (age 4-5) through Big League (age 16-18), a child who enters the league at Tee Ball will now be appropriately coached to play baseball as we know it,” said Dave Crawford, Lutz Baseball league President. “The dual benefit being that the players learn significantly earlier compared to Little League, they’ll receive progressive instruction needed to qualify and compete at higher levels, and the league benefits by keeping its travel-team players home.” Baseball at Oscar Cooler Park is not ending. Lutz Baseball is strategically merging the best of tradition with the inevitability of modern-day evolution to meet the demands of this enormously baseball-rich community. For more information and to register now for spring visit the website at www.lutzbaseball.com.
Volunteers Refurbish Archery Range
Volunteers Julie Pope, and Martinez Middle School Students Emily Ansel & Emily Ymiolek
raphy to complete a re-furbishing of the archery range at Hillsborough County’s Lake Park. Ten targets were updated with new roofs, cross beams, and paint. The targets will also be receiving new hay bales. Picnic tables, bow hangers & the entrance sign all received new paint and fittings. The archery range is open to the public and is seeing increased popularity due to the recent releases of the Hunger Games films, where archery is prominently featured.
On January 11, over 45 volunteers including Boy Scouts from Troop 339 in Lutz, Jr. National Honor Society Members from Martinez Middle School, and members from the Gasparilla Bowman Archery Club worked tirelessly on an Eagle Scout project organized by scout Zachary Howard. The Steinbrenner High School freshman received roofing and paint donations from ABC Supply in Tampa, Home Depot on N. Dale Mabry, and Oceans of Images Photog-
Volunteers Jim Pope & Mark Gorman evaluate the new archery target roof.
Welcome Back, Coach Lovie Article and photo by Jeffrey Neil Fox
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Lovie Smith as the new head coach. Smith was the former head coach of the Chicago Bears, and he replaced ousted Buccaneer head coach Greg Schiano. Smith was an assistant coach with the Buccaneers when Tony Dungy was at the helm. The Buccaneers, who entered the 2013 season with high expectations, stumbled to an 0-8 start before finishing 4-12. The fans of the Pewter Pirates are restless and want their team to return to the playoffs and be a formidable contender to bring home another Super Bowl trophy. Football purists thought that the Buccaneers team had the right personnel roster and the formula for success last season with high profile offseason acquisitions of talented players. Former head coach Greg Schiano was embroiled with controversy over the benching and then releasing of the team’s seasoned field general, quarterback Josh Freeman. The Buccaneers owners are excited about the hiring of Lovie Smith and believe that he will bring balance to the team and turn
the team into a winner right out of the gate. Smith is familiar with the organization, and he is a disciplined and popular coach. The team has accumulated a good deal of talent, and it’s time for the team to move ahead to the future. Smith is well-respected in the NFL and has a track record of orchestrating one of the top defensive teams in the NFL. He did win an NFC championship when he was with the Bears. There is no doubt that Tampa’s defense will be strong next year. They have Pro Bowlers in defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and defensive back Darrell Revis returning to head up the defense. There are some question marks on the offensive side. The jury is out about the team’s quarterback, Mike Glennon, who just finished his rookie season after replacing Josh Freeman. It doesn’t appear that the team will be overly active in free agent acquisitions, and they are positioned well in the upcoming draft. There are many new faces at One Buccaneer Place, starting with the head coach, general manager, and all the assistant coaches that have been hired. I’m excited about the prospects of success and to see every seat filled up, no blackouts, and the team returning to competitive form. It has been 11 years since the Buccaneers won their inaugural Super Bowl. I’m sure they will make room for another silver Vince Lombardi trophy if the team is fortunate enough to fight their way through the playoffs and represent the NFC and win at the big show. Jeffrey Neil Fox has been covering the Tampa Bay sports scene for over four decades. He owns a specialty marketing company, www.FoxMarketPlace.com. 813-391-2495 firstname.lastname@example.org
North Tampa Chamber of Commerce 2/4 Chamber Chatter Connections “Coffee Connection,” 7:30-9:00am, hosted by Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 2701 E Fowler Av, Tampa 33612. Refreshments will be available. Open to the professional public – no cost to attendees. RSVP to Sandra Holser at email@example.com or call 813-952-2505. 2/13 General Meeting, 11:45am at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 2701 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa 33612. Topic/Speaker: TBA Doors open at 11:00am with informal networking until 11:30am. Buffet lunch at 11:30am. For early bird registration, RSVP to the Chamber office by 5:00pm, Tues., 2/11 at the discounted rate of $17 (whether you eat or not). Reservations will be accepted after that date on the attendee check-in list for $22 payable online or at the door. Directions? Call 971-4710. 2/20 Chamber Networking Luncheon: Relationship Building With Business Neighbors, 11:30am, Beef O’Brady’s, 8810 N. Himes (Himes & Busch), Tampa.33614 Order from lunchtime or regular menu and pay restaurant. Cost: starts at $4.99/pp based on selected item (does not include tax & gratuity). Minimum payment required whether you eat or not. RSVP by Tues., 2/18 to Carol Rehfelt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the North Tampa Chamber office at 813-
952-2505. Directions? Call 936-2058. 2/25 Chamber Chatter Connections “After Hours Mixer,” 5:30-7:00pm, hosted by Rehbein & Assoc, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc, Co-Hosted by Clawson Accounting Solutions Plus, LLC and Brunchies Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch & Catering. Meeting to be held at Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc, 13920 N Dale Mabry, Tampa.33618. Refreshments will be provided by Brunchies. Open to the professional public – no cost to attendees. RSVP to Debra Davis Debra.L.Davis@ampf.com or 813-319-0011. 2/27 Chamber Networking Luncheon: Relationship Building with Business Neighbors, 11:30am, at Embassy Suites Tampa/ USF near Busch Gardens, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa.33612. Order buffet or from select menu. Cost $11.00 - $12.50/pp based on selected item (includes tax/gratuity). Minimum payment required whether you eat or not. RSVP by Tues., 2/25 to Jenn Beaumont at email@example.com or call her at AGLA-American General Life at 334-8998. Directions? Call 977-7066. Please RSVP if you plan to attend these chamber events. For more information about the North Tampa Chamber, visit www.northtampachamber.com, call us at 813-961-2420, or send an email anytime to info@NorthTampaChamber.com.
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What’s It Worth to You? we desire from others. It could be the drive to be first, to win. There can be a lot of different ways to materially define success. Any one of them can cause us to invest our energy, time, and resources in such a way that we may achieve materially, but put the health of Pastor Bruce Blagg our souls at risk. LifeQuest Henri Nouwen once wrote, “There is a great difference between successfulness Jesus asked a question in Mark 8:36 that and fruitfulness. Let’s remind one another challenged the way people lived both then that what brings us joy is not successfuland now. He asked, “And what do you ness but fruitfulness.” benefit if you gain the whole world but lose The “fruitfulness” Nouwen is writing your own soul? Is anything worth more about is the fruit of the Spirit. It is love, joy, than your soul?” peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithMost of us would consider the second fulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galaquestion highly rhetorical. If we take time tians 5:22,23). to think and weigh the worth of our souls, Are we pursuing what will really make most, if not everyone, will say nothing is us happy? Or are we pursuing what our worth risking my soul. Yet for many of us, culture, friends, traditions, and the matewe risk it every day. rial consumerism of our world say will How do we risk our souls? We find the make us happy? How about it? Where are answer in Jesus’ first question. Another you putting your energy, your resources, way to rephrase Jesus’ question is “How your time? Successfulness? Fruitfulness? will you define success? Is success to be de- What will it benefit you if you gain all the fined materially (gain the whole world) or successfulness you dream of but fail to realspiritually (not lose your own soul)?” For ize the fruitfulness which will enrich your many of us, if we look at our priorities, our soul? Amazing question isn’t it? efforts, our desires, it would show that we define success by some measure of material Bruce Blagg existence. Pastor, LifeQuest It doesn’t necessarily have to be money firstname.lastname@example.org (although it can be). It could be the number Phone: 813-398-9742 of friends we have or the class of people we want to be seen with. It could be the power [LifeQuest holds services every Saturwe have to control our lives (or the lives of day at 6:00 PM at 4207 North Boulevard, others). It could be the approval or esteem Tampa.]
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“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” — 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
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Belmont Abbey FOCUS team (left to right: Cassie, Tyler, Jonathan, and Aly) getting ready to March in D.C.!
I am in full-swing as a missionary on a new campus! At the beginning of this year, I joined my new team of missionaries at the Abbey and jumped right into our ministry of reaching out to college students. In the past
few weeks, I have met a great deal of female students that have been very welcoming and receptive! At the end of January, we joined over 90 Belmont students on a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life! I will be mentoring two new women and will be starting a couple of Bible studies by February all while enjoying the endless opportunities of meeting new students every day and introducing them to the person of Jesus Christ! For more information, please contact Cassie at email@example.com or (813)716-6942. To donate directly to Cassie’s ministry with FOCUS, please go online to www.focus.org/ goto/cassiellano.
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Roman men, thinking single men made better soldiers Eventually, the Emperor caught on to the priest’s actions, and he was arrested and sentenced to death. Pope Gelasius declared February 14th as the date honoring Valentine’s Day near the end of the 5th century. It wasn’t until the 1300’s that the holiday became associated with love and romance. Back then, people believed that February 14th also was the beginning of the birds’ mating season. The first written Valentine greeting appeared in the 15th century, and by the 17th century people in Great Britain had begun a tradition of exchanging Val-
entine cards or letters. Valentine’s Day soon caught on in the U.S. as well. The first mass-produced holiday cards emerged in 1840, and Valentine’s Day soon exploded into a major consumer holiday. Today, an estimated 1 billion Valentine cards are sent each year, more than any other holiday except for Christmas. More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold, and 220 million roses produced for the holiday in a year. Altogether, Americans spend around $20 billion on Valentine’s Day, an average of $130 dollars per person per year. While the most popular gifts were candy and flowers, nearly 20% of Americans splurge on jewelry, shelling out $4 billion annually. Those who prefer the ultimate romantic gesture are definitely not alone. A recent survey reveals at least six million couples are likely to get engaged on February 14th. http://www.history.com/videos/ history-of-valentines-day#bet-you-didntknow-valentines-day
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