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8/2009

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

Miss Havisham

In a recent "Seeking Him" feature, Nancy Leigh DeMoss shares this gripping tale . . .

There's a vivid picture of unforgiveness in Charles Dickens' novel, Great Expectations. He writes about Miss Havisham whose fiancé ran away on the day they were to be married.

For decades, Miss Havisham remained in her wedding dress and veil, letting them turn to rags. She pulled heavy drapes across the windows and refused any sunlight.  Instead of cleaning up her wedding cake, she let it decay and get eaten by mice.

She said, "The mice have gnawed at it, and sharper teeth than teeth of ...

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Joni's 60th Birthday

Happy 60th, Joni!

 

On October 15th 2009, Joni celebrates a milestone birthday and you’re invited to be a part of the celebration!   

 

Having devoted her life to extending the love and message of Christ to people affected by disability—physically or emotionally, Joni has impacted many around the world . . . we invite you to take a moment to add your birthday greetings here to the many wishing her a Happy 60th Birthday!

 

(Oh and let us know your birthday . . . we’re always up for a reason to celebrate!)

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Speaking Up With Compassion

Recording session with Wess Stafford

Tuesday was "recording day" for Wess Stafford...a great time for us (represented by Jim Sanders) to "Speak Up With Compassion®" in Colorado Springs.  Pictured above (L-R):  Lee Geysbeek (new to Compassion!), Krissy Thomas, Wess and Jim.  By the way, if you're planning to attend Momentum in a few weeks, please say "hi" to Lee and Krissy...and be listening for a "preview" of exciting radio news.

Speaking of "exciting"...I know some kids that are not so excited to jump back into the school routine.  If the moms and dads listening to your station need a little help ...

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Goose fat or lemonade? You decide!

When I think of fund raising, I normally think of car washes, lemonade stands, or even concerts.  Chris Williamson, a Swiss lawyer, had a different idea!  Adopting a nautical theme to his cause, he and a team of 3 other friends swam the English channel, crossing from England to France!  This goose fat covered, Speedo wearing team has raised nearly $6,500 for Mercy Ships®!

I'll be the first one to say that swimming for nearly 14 hours isn't my ideal way to raise funds! Thankfully, there are other ways! Pastor Rob and his 38 Vacation Bible School ...

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What Has Tolerance Done to America?

Here’s what one 93-year old woman thinks as she responded to an online column at the Deseretnews.com:

 

 

For the past 30 years, no virture has been more praised in these columns than "tolerance."  In the same time period, no attictude has been more condemned than "intolerance."  It is time to take a look at what "tolerance" has done to America. 

 

We have tolerated every kind of slovenly dress and have become a nation of slobs.  We have tolerated every kind of sexual behavior and reaped a harvest of deadly disease, unwed mothers and fatherless children.  We have tolerated ...

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Rejecting Apathy!

Never before in the history of our nation has it been more important for Christains to act on their convictions. I was reminded of what a pivitol point it is for American when Chuck Colson recently shared on a BreakPoint® Comentary:

"If we value our liberties, if we believe in the most fundamental principles upon which our civilization is based, then we owe it to our God and to future generations to speak out." 

There's a lot going on in government right now that's especially critical for believers. When I think of conscious clause for medical professionals being ...

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