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What does it mean to be a 'true' Christian?

The first time that I read St. Augustine’s profound injunction, “Love God and do anything that pleases you,” the words struck my somewhat orthodox mind as being contradictory. 
Back on the streets of Apopka after pandemic pause
While the organization is not yet back to knocking on doors, local congregations have also resumed free in-person Bible studies along with personal visits to those who have invited them back to their homes. 
Can a dog lover become a cat lover?
I come from a long line of dog-loving, cat haters.  My daddy hated cats and his daddy before him. I was very disappointed the time I saw daddy holding one of mama’s cats in his lap and loving on the beast. 
A Father's love: From wee babe to beyond
Once upon a time a young man met a young woman, and they dove into love. As is the custom of young men and young women everywhere, the young man and the young woman, after a suitable time, took the Lord’s council to heart and began to be fruitful and multiply.
Grumbling, squawky and stodgy; the plight of the Wood Stork
Back on the dying pond, the herons have been joined by three wood storks and soon two more.  And immediately, the wood storks endeavor to take the pond over like a bunch of gangsters.
What is a tree?
When I was a little boy pup, we kept the home fires burning by using wood as fuel, elm and oak mostly, so most of the trees we hacked down weren't wasted.
Open Door Ministries offering free tutoring and breast cancer supplies
Several current students have made exciting learning gains from the extra instruction and practice at the Tutoring Center this past school year.

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A mystery the cat must solve
Cats can be compared very favorably, or unfavorably, dependent upon your point of view, to a small boy with a new wind-up toy.
The cat's curmudgeon
Have you ever seen a cat ooze? That's right, ooze. Smoky, my puppy kitten, was lying on the coffee table and suddenly decided to Ooooze onto the floor.
How to be your cat's best friend
We arrogantly imagine that we possess the cat.  The cat, purring all the while, knows the truth of the matter, that in reality, we belong to him. While a cat appears to be sleeping it is observing everything in its environment.
A busy week for Re-Imagine Communities
First, Re-Imagine Communities attended the Apopka Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. It was our first time at the event, and we were impressed by the entire program.
Great Horned Owl vs. Man
My life as a professional small boy, zoo director, and wildlife photographer, has been anything but dull. In fact, it might be said that my survival thus far has been nothing less than miraculous.
Re-Imagine Communities sponsoring Apopka Area Student Awards Ceremony
But this is more than just planting gardens. It’s about being positive, helping others, standing up to bullies, treating others with respect, kindness, and love.
Hope CommUnity Center sponsoring month-long food drive for families with young children
The Hope CommUnity Center is sponsoring a food drive all month (May 2nd through June 3rd) to aid families with young children that are losing their free lunch and food support.
It ain't all that bad, is it?
Yes, bad things happen to good people; and they even happen to folks like you and me. How else do you explain a toothache, a hangnail, a splinter under a fingernail, or an exciting and most stimulating case of...
Orlando Magic Youth Foundation awards $50,000 grant to Apopka's Hope CommUnity Center
The Hope CommUnity Center was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation to support the Hear Our Stories Program, which exposes young people to different art mediums and helps them understand how art can be used to make the world a better place.
iPromise: Over 40 businesses and community members take the pledge in Apopka
The iPromise Garden project has taken Apopka by storm, starting with famous TikTok personality and gardening enthusiast Marcus Bridgewater, @gardenmarcus, taking the pledge.
Pause and consider your life: Adventure and blessing are always there, when you have eyes to see and ears to hear
It has been my distinct privilege to see some strange and wonderful things in my lifetime of wandering in the forests and streams of our land.  I have fallen out of trees, had fish hooks …
Unbridled Courage: The story of Apopka's Angela Jackson and Equus Life Coaching
Jackson's program has led to residents across Florida finding themselves a safe place to work through their hardships. For the 53,000 people who call Apopka home, this ranch may be the perfect place to saddle up for their next adventure.
Take the pledge Apopka to advance equity and empower the underserved
Re-imagine Communities is on a mission to advance equity by empowering the underserved and at-risk youth of Central Florida, with a large focus in Apopka. Through mentoring and coaching, education …
What is the true meaning of Easter?
Easter is a holiday that celebrates the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. After his crucifixion, death, and burial, three days later, He rose from the grave. By this, He conquered death and redeemed us from sin.
The difference between levity and lying
There are some folks that look upon lying the same way they do levity. But when we hear a tall tale, we know it. So what makes the difference?