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9/2009

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

Off with the Old, On with the New

The night before my dad was wheeled into surgery for a triple by-pass and valve replacement, my brother led him in the salvation prayer.  Since that night five years ago, dad has attended church and read his Bible daily.  And this past August, at the age of 79, my dad made a public decision for Christ by being baptized.  It was another answer to prayer. 

Since his baptism, we have seen and heard remarkable changes in my father's life.  In fact, that was evident the other day during a visit with my folks.  While sitting with my mom in ...

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"Do not grow weary . . ."

Ever feel like you can't take it anymore?

I had a day like that recently when I felt stressed, overwhelmed and was engaged in a battle with my 9-year-old son that took every ounce of energy out of me.  I was feeling pretty distraught and alone and later wondered if other moms have ever had a day like I had.

I thought about godly, faithful women and their messages about placing our hope in Christ, relying on his strength to get us thru trying times.

One of these women who I've had the privilege of listening to is ...

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Worship or Whine?

 

An excerpt from Nancy Leigh DeMoss' latest book, Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy

 

I've come to believe that few things are more becoming in a child of God than a grateful spirit.  By the same token, there is probably nothing that makes a person more unattractive than the absence of a grateful spirit.

I have learned that in every circumstance that comes my way, I can choose to respond in one of two ways:

I can whine

-or-

I can worship! 

And I can't worship without giving thanks.  It just isn't possible.

Gratitude is a lifestyle ...

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Pray For Rain

HCJB Global

Some of my favorite stories on "Beyond the Call" with Ron Cline are those that tell of a great financial need that was met by someone who considers themselves blessed by the opportunity to give.  They are ordinary people doing extraordinary things - and not for themselves, but for eternal purposes.

There are many "ordinary people" - listeners, in fact - that are getting ready to respond to a great financial need.  Would you join us in prayer for the listeners, station personnel and recipients of these upcoming HCJB Global partner events?  We don't want anyone to be robbed of the blessing ...

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You Are My Hiding Place, Lord

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2009
  • Sheri Cooper

Emilie Barnes is such an inspiration to me.  Whether I'm looking for an organizational tip, or just needing some spiritual encouragement, Emilie is there for me!  Since she speaks from her personal experience, I know her advice is tried and true.

In her newest book, "You Are My Hiding Place, Lord" Emilie shares that as she has gone through many difficult experiences in life, God has truly been her hiding place.  

She knows when she faces difficult circumstances, and may be stressed or worried, she can go to God - her hiding place, where she is safe, loved and comforted ...

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How-to: Pastor’s Appreciation Month

Pastor's Appreciation Week on "Telling the Truth":

During the week of October 5th, Stuart Briscoe will start with a series on "Be Wise" (about the will of God, the Word of God and the worship of God) and Pete Briscoe will conclude the week on Friday with a message on "How to Pray for Your Pastor."

Pete Briscoe

For a complete listing of teaching on "Telling the Truth" in October, go here.

And "Team Briscoe" would sure appreciate your prayers as they get ready to speak in London for a special evening for "Telling the Truth" listeners on the UK ...

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