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

Jim Garlow Update

Jim and Carol GarlowMany of you have stood with Jim Garlow in the past several months as he and his wife, Carol, have battled with cancer. It's a time again that we're hitting our knees in prayer as the battle is continuing to be waged. Jim has been providing updates at the church blog and on Facebook. I wanted to take a moment and share part of his update with you as well, in case you hadn't heard the latest.

First - for those of you that read this and are outside this area (most of you are out of state ...

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Listening to the Lord

In the car with the kids, seems all three had something to say . . . from homework that needed to be done to asking what was for dinner.  It's not that I didn't want to listen to what each of them, but I quickly lost my focus as the three of them kept trying to speak to me at the same time! 

It got me to thinking . . . isn't daily life like that?  We have so much on any given day vying for our attention-we're challenged every minute with "who and what to listen to" . . . both in the mundane ...

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What a mess!

Oil SpillWhat a mess!


I heard my wife’s voice on the other end of the line talking to my daughter….my daughter Grace who we both love, but who often forgets to clean up after she has played with her toys. It can be really frustrating. Any parent knows it’s a whole lot easier to prevent the mess than it is to clean it up. 


Parents are not the only ones who know.  BP knows…The Gaylord Opryland knows…Wall Street knows.  In fact, if you’ve been listening this past week to HAVEN Today you’ve heard Charles ...

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Mother's Day ... from a different perspective!

  • Friday, May 7, 2010
  • Evelyn Gibson
  • Insights

Mother's Day FlowersAs a single woman with no children--Mother's Day is an "interesting" holiday.

Like when the pastor says:  "Would all the mothers please stand!"
Whoa!  Intimidating!  And let's not even talk about the children passing out "mother flowers."  It's not that I don't want mothers honored, I'm just saying it's a weird moment.

And eating out alone on Mother's Day Sunday?  For many, that can be daunting on a regular day!

I have a single friend who hasn't had a birthday celebrated on her birthday in years!  She was born on Mother's ...

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A Mother's Legacy

Emilie Barnes and FamilyMother's touch our lives as no one else can, and a mother's legacy is truly a precious gift that she passes on to her family.  So, in honor of our mothers and grandmothers, on May 9th we celebrate Mother's Day.

Emilie Barnes' mother left her a wonderful legacy that she will continue to pass on to her daughter and granddaughter.  Her mother passed on the legacy of being a woman of faith, living a Godly life, and modeling the Father's unconditional love. Precious gifts indeed!

On her program, Keep It Simple, Emilie has told the ...

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Every Day is A National Day of Prayer

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2010
  • Lee Ann Jackson

Today is not May 6th.

But I prayed anyway . . . for my children as I left for work, for dear friends struggling with health issues and for assignments before me today.

As Franklin Graham shared with the Washington Post recently, "God is waiting on my call and anxious to hear from me . . . no matter how many times I called."

This week as Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, Franklin Graham could be a part of a legacy of revival in our nation's capitol nearly half a century after his father conducted a revival that gave birth to ...

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