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4/2010

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

One Act of Compassion

Did you know that April was National Child Abuse Prevention Month?  What did you do to raise awareness and prevent child abuse? 

Each day, over 500 radio stations champion the cause of children through Compassion International's short feature, Speak Up With Compassion® with Wess Stafford.  Wess often shares with listeners that it can take just one person's voice to make a world of difference in the life of a child.

Yesterday during Ambassador's weekly staff devotion time, we paused to watch an incredible look at how one act can save a child -- a child of Compassion!

It ...

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Prayer and Praise

HCJB Global PrayerEach week the members in my church's small group go around the circle and share two things:  One prayer and one praise report.  No one is exempt from the "praise" category!  You see, we decided that we needed that weekly reminder to think about where God showed up -- and to encourage each other with answered prayers.  Now, it's not uncommon to hear someone's "praise" list overshadow the "prayer" list . . . and we leave expectant about how God will show up in the week ahead.

Next Thursday, many around the country will pause for the National Day of Prayer ...

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MOM in 3-D . . . no glasses needed!

To be a woman of dimension . . . a woman after God's own heart!

In this latest Mother's Day special with Elizabeth George, she shares the stories of three women-Michelle, a single mom who raised a son alone; Jennifer, a young mom of two who's juggling home and career; and a mother-in-law who broke all the stereotypes we hear jokes about-the epitome of a woman after God's own heart!

Elizabeth shares, "as the world tugs at our children's hearts, pulling them away from God-I want to challenge women to turn their hearts toward God, toward His ...

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Bringing World Events Into Perspective

Reading the Daily NewsEven with a journalistic background, sometimes I read the news and get lost in the details. You might relate ... I get the main points , but I don't take the time to integrate the meaning into my life. That's one reason I'm so grateful for Chuck Colson and Mark Earley. They constantly help me understand the larger impact of world events and the culture on the Church!

Just last week as headlines soared about Goldman Sachs, Chuck Colson explained the real story of the day: a lost of ethics in commercial markets and the trickle down impact on ...

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Do Couples Prepare for a Wedding or a Marriage?

According to Dennis Rainey

 

"We spend far more time preparing for the wedding and all the details surrounding that than we do for the marriage.  We spend more money on the wedding dress than we do on marriage preparation."

 

By a look at these statistics recently published -- I'd say he makes a strong argument:

  • $72 billion per year is spent on weddings.
  • The average wedding budget is $20,000.
  • $1,016 is the average cost of wedding rings for the bride and groom.

To be sure every soon-to-be-married couple is ready to walk down the aisle in June ...

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John MacArthur Answers Your Bible Questions

Bible Q&A with John MacArthur

 

  • Do we really understand what Jesus meant in Revelation 3:20, "Behold I stand at the door and knock ..."?
  • Was the Lord's prayer in Matthew 6 intended for us to recite verbatim? 
  • ­­­In Luke 5, Jesus healed the leper, but in Luke 15, he commanded him "tell no one."  Why would Jesus have told the leper to keep the good news to himself?
  • In Ephesians 6:4, Paul tells parents to "Bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord."  What did Paul mean by "discipline" and "instruction"?  

These are tough Bible questions and who better ...

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