God is my Helper

“God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.” (Psalm 54:4 NASB) The Lord is your Helper. He will always sustain you. If you put your trust in Him, God will honor that and WILL come through for you and do whatever it takes to bring you to other side… past the obstacle, past the dilemma, past the hardship that you are facing now. God is your deliverer. Put your hope and trust in Him. He will see to it that you are provided for in every way.

Love Refuses to Keep Score

“Love …. does not take into account a wrong suffered.” …I Corinthians 13: 4-5 (NASB) Have you ever been hurt or wronged by someone? What a question. We all have been disappointed and hurt by the mistakes of others. And so has God. Sometimes that is weird to think, but God has feelings too. He too feels hurt when we make mistakes. But God is so loving, and is so good, and is so merciful, and is so quick to forgive. When we make a mistake and hurt God’s feelings, all He asks of us is true repentance… a true apology… and all will be forgiven.



“…For the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV) In 1 Samuel 13:14, God expressed how He sought out “a man after His own heart” to rule over His people. He chose David to become king. Now David was not the “perfect” example of a human being by any means. He made mistakes and errors just like everyone else. David had even committed murder later on in his life. Some would consider that a “big sin”. However, David was quick to repent and truly turn away from those mistakes and sins.

Corruption in politics does not exist

by Barry Durmaz

Just when you thought last year’s Presidential campaign had gotten as ugly as ever—think again. Only three weeks into the Trump Administration and from my perspective, the speeches, debates, and conversations in federal politics set new heights of “shock and awe.” Individual character and the maligning of such is all too often par for the course although not exclusively true.

A New Beginning

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before…” -Philippians 3:13 (KJV) Sometimes as we start a brand new year, thoughts of rehashing the past creep in…. Thoughts of “woulda…coulda…shoulda”…. The good… the bad… the ugly. But God has a different perspective about it all. Forget about it! With this New Year, we can start a new beginning….. a do-over…. according to God’s plans, purposes, and pursuits for our life. But you may be asking yourself… “HOW??!!

Judah and the Lion: walking by faith


As a Faith writer, I decided to put my faith into practice recently and see how far it would get me. If you listen to any of the local pop or rock radio stations, you’re likely to be familiar with a group called Judah and the Lion. They’re from Nashville, Tennessee and recently played a concert in Tampa- the 97x Next Big Thing. My daughter and I absolutely love their music and I decided to believe that I would get to meet them. Originally I was hoping to simply meet them and say “hi” during the concert but as it turns out they decided to grant me an interview.

Explore Prophetic Art


Wine and painting places are popping up everywhere lately. It’s an awesome idea- It’s even how I first realized I was an artist- but now they have become a dime a dozen. Prophetic Art Unleashed in Brooksville is different. They are not your average wine and painting place. This innovative studio uses The Holy Spirit instead of alcohol to unleash the inner artist in its patrons. Owner Diana Campo says that she’s not a classically trained artist- she’s just like you and me. Despite never taking art classes she creates these masterpieces with so much depth and meaning.

Five AM Faith and Fitness

The early bird catches the worm, right? Or in this case, the early bird gets fit! Elaine Monagas, owner of New U Weight Loss Center has started an early morning fitness group for anyone who wants to get healthy. The group meets at 5 am on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at her shop located in – plaza on Northcliffe Blvd and they head out on a journey to get fit together. I’ll admit, I’m not a morning person. Elaine had been inviting me to join the group for a few weeks and I kept putting it off because I couldn’t bring myself to get up and active that early.

Conquer Fear

Today’s topic is FEAR. Fear is something we all have. It’s so common that not a day goes by without it affecting our lives. Unfortunately fear has the power to paralyze us. I once heard a motivational speaker explaining FEAR as “False Expectations Appearing Real.” How true is that? Think of all the fears you have- aren’t they truly just expectations of the worst case scenarios coming to life? We create these scenarios in our minds, these things we expect to happen and most of the time they are unfounded.