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11/2009

For this month--here's what we posted to our News & Insights section!

Helping the Least of These

This past weekend I saw the movie The Blind Side, which depicts the real-life story of one practically-homeless teenager and the family that takes him in.  It's a great film in every way and one I expected to enjoy.  But what I didn't expect was how much it would convict me.

While the movie only touched briefly on the teenager's homelessness, it had me thinking about the number of children (and adults) that will be living on the streets, or in a shelter, this Christmas season.  I may not have an abundance of resources, but I knew ...

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Choose Gratitude

Nancy Leigh DeMoss says, "undeniable guilt plus undeserved grace should equal unbridled gratitude.  Is the gratitude that flows out of your life as abounding as the grace that has flowed into your life?"

Watch this special message from Nancy on-site at the ancient ruins of Colosse as she talks about Paul’s letter to Colossians and having a heart of gratitude.

Nancy and the team at Revive Our Hearts are giving thanks for the amazing ways the Lord worked in the hearts of 1,150 tweens, moms, grandmothers and mentors at the "Pure in Heart" Conference held recently in the ...

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A Reason To Be Thankful!

Family Thanksgiving MealAs we head to spend time with our family and friends, let us all remember that we have very good reason to be thankful - Christ has come! I'll be heading to Korea to see my aging grandparents.  Although their body may be failing them, I find myself always coming away rejoicing with them as they bear witness to Christ's love in their lives.  My grandparents are a prime example of a couple who, regardless their situation, give thanks.

The crew on the Africa Mercy also have a lot to be thankful for this year.  Mercy Ships® has completed ...

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A King is Born!

"Unto you is born this day ... a Savior, which is Christ the Lord."  (Luke 2:11, KJ)

What distinguishes the birth of our Savior from every other birth in history?  Who were the wise men and how did they fit into God's plan?  What was the star of Bethlehem, and how long after Jesus' birth did the wise men see it?

These are questions I've asked, maybe you have too ... or, at least, someone you know.  And while I may have found the answers, I'm eager to understand more.  That's why I plan to listen to ...

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The Manhattan Declaration

The Manhattan DeclarationLast Friday a historic event took place in Washington DC as Chuck Colson and several other religious leaders announced the release of the Manhattan Declaration. If you missed the BreakPoint® commentary from that day, you'll want to read it. Here's what Chuck Colson shared:

The Manhattan Declaration is a wake-up call-a call to conscience-for the church. It is also crystal-clear message to civil authorities that we will not, under any circumstances, stand idly by as our religious freedom comes under assault.

The Declaration begins by reminding readers that for 2,000 years, Christians have borne witness to the ...

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FEARLESS: Facing 2010 with More Trust [and less fear!]

Man jumpingI don't know about you but just about everyone around me has more reason than ever for concern, for fear.  A family member out of work for pushing on two years.  A friend struggling with increasingly debilitating disease.  Graduating students scared about the world they head into shortly.  A once presumed secure Christian family shattered by infidelity.

Really, the idea of a "bright new year" has a bit of a "hollow" ring to it.

Except.

Except for those who choose to trust more and fear less, it is possible to face the new year with confidence, even with joy ...

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