Cornerstone Connection Magazine

Cornerstone Connnection magazine is available in many locations throughout Central Florida. Ken and his volunteers decided this is the perfect publication to support through the campaign, view Ken’s ad here (designed by the very talented design staff at Cornerstone) They describe themselves this way:


Cornerstone Connection is a monthly magazine with the purpose of serving those in the body of Christ in the Central Florida area. It is also our desire that those who do not know Christ may be inspired by the content of the magazine.”  Copied from:, on August 3, 2012.

This magazine is inspiring and you can find it in many places such as (copied from Cornerstone’s website):

  • Not only all the Bible Bookstores in the community, going through 1,000’s a week, and over 200 churches throughout central Florida, but also 80% of our readership is distributed all over the city.
  • Restaurants from Carraba’s, Steak & Ale, Chick-Fil-A, O-Boys Bar-B-Q, Shoney’s, Ryan’s and some of the Panera Bread franchises. We have gone through as many as 400 magazines every two days in most of the restaurants.
  • Banks through out central Florida such as Wakovia and Sunbank, and recently had AMSouth request magazines for their locations.
  • Schools sending 1,000’s home with students and teachers.
  • 30 Curve fitness centers, Florida Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center and many other doctor’s offices throughout the city.
  • Toyota, Ford & other dealerships, automotive repair and professional businesses throughout our community.
  • Welcome baskets in more than thirty condos in the area.

There is also a great article in this month’s edition about local Seminole County attorney John Edward Jones and his family.  See page 21 for the article on John.

If you see Cornerstone Connection, pick it up because you will enjoy reading it and support the advertisers within the pages of the magazine to support its continued mission to carry the message of Christ to readers in Central Florida.   If you need a platform for your advertising that will reach a faith-based audience, call Cornerstone Cononnection.   The staff there is fantastic and professional, you will be impressed.

Check Out the Guest Post on my Squidoo Lens

Bonnie wrote a guest post on my Squidoo site.  It is all about the schedule of a volunteer on a campaign such as mine.  Interesting, entertaining, and short!  Take a look here!

Bonnie at the Caselberry Hob Nob

For Seminole County News See Seminole Voice says Rhoden, 2012 Candidate for Seminole & Brevard Public Defender

There are many ways to keep up on the news for your local community – online, in print, TV, radio, etc.   One particular resource has been around since 1990 and it specializes in Seminole County:  the Seminole Voice.

The newspaper has an electronic newsletter version in addition to the website’s varied coverage of news and events.   The official website describes Seminole Voice in this way:

“About the Voice

The Voice began publishing in Oviedo in 1990. In 2000, the Voice added the city of Winter Springs to its coverage area. The Seminole Voice is a bi-weekly newspaper in Central Florida’s highly desirable, affluent areas of Oviedo, Winter Springs, Geneva and Chuluota.

In its 21st year of business, the Seminole Voice is the area’s most well-known, well-respected and widely read publication, praised for its independent reporting and commentary on current issues, the arts, local schools, youth and collegiate sports, business, law enforcement and personality profiles. In addition, the Seminole Voice covers and analyzes the impact of local government on the community.

Special Features included in the Seminole Voice newspapers are: “Between the Celery Stalks” by Janet Foley; “Stetson’s Corner” by Karen McEnany Phillips; and “From My Garden to Yours” by Tom Carey.”   from on June 18, 2012.

Categories of coverage for this online resource include:  Home, Photos, News, Lifestyles, Sports, Columnists,
Voices, Events, and Subscription Information.   There is also an entire section devoted to Classified Ads with ads for many items from automobiles, real estate, services, products, and others.

An interesting recent article from Seminole Voice is a fun, personal look at Oviedo City Councilman, Stephen Schenck, along with photos and his favorite recipe Oviedo’s Own Citrus Ceviche that won 2nd place in the Taste of Oviedo’s Citrus & Celery Cookoff!

Overall, Seminole Voice is a good addition to your regular stops for local news and information about Central Florida and  especially if you live in Oviedo, Winter Springs, Geneva and Chuluota.  Go take a look!

About Ken: Ken Rhoden is a 2012 Brevard County Public Defender candidat for election and a Seminole County Public Defender 2012 election candidate (18th Judicial Circuit covers both counties). He has resided in Brevard since 1975 and is a true Florida native having been born in Jacksonville.  Ken worked his way through and graduated from BCC, UCF, and FSU School of Law.  He has been practicing law in Brevard for more than 26 years.   Twelve of those years as an Assistant Public Defender (in the office of the 18th Judicial Circuit) and the rest as a partner at the largest criminal and largest family law firm in the county: Mario, Gunde, Peters, Rhoden & Kelley. You can call Ken on his personal cell phone at 321-368-3151 or email him directly at if you have any questions or comments.

Transit of Venus – Once in a Lifetime Opportunity says Brevard County Public Defender Election Candidate, Rhoden

Tomorrow we will have a once in a lifetime opportunity – or at least for most of us it will be once in our lifetime.  June 5, 2012 marks the Transit of Venus – an event that only happens every 100 years. Astronomers and layperson planet watchers will experience this fantastic event in different areas across the world.

The “Transit of Venus” happens when the planet Venus traverses in its orbit right across the sun. I read that some have referred to the image of Venus crossing the sun as a beauty mark on the face of our sun because it looks like a dark, almost black spot against the bright sun.

Venus is a bit shy as this Transit is one of the rarest events in our sky.  The last time this occurred it was June 2004.  The next is due in 2117.  The reason for the rarity of this event is due to the orbits of Venus and earth as well as the axis on which these planets orbit.   I’m not an expert, I just enjoy the sky and stars and feel that this event is one not to miss.
Those of us in North America and particularly in Brevard County, Florida can view this event beginning in the afternoon hours of June 5 and lasting approximately 7 hours.   If you are not able to watch this live – NASA has a great site set up and you can watch the Venus Transit on the web!

Don’t try to look directly at the event.  MSNBC has provided great tips and instructions on how to view the Transit of Venus safely.

General Information about the Transit of Venus.   And don’t forget there is also a partial eclipse of the moon today, June 4!

Always Remember and Honor, says Rhoden, Brevard County Public Defender Candidate 2012

“Thank you to all the military personnel past, presently active, and those that are enlisting.  Your service to our country is honorable and appreciated.  God bless you as you look back and remember, as you walk in your service, and as you anticipate serving in the future. ” Ken Rhoden, May 28, 2012

This morning Ken posted the below comment on Facebook and wanted to share it with you, here on the website as well:

“I cannot say it better than President Lincoln”,
“…that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion…
We honor the dead by preserving the freedom they died to give us.”

Wikipedia does a good job summarizing this special holiday:  “Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May.[1] Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.[2] Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.”